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These must-read articles and critical checklists give you clarity, confidence, and up-to-the-minute information. Any time you have a caregiving question, you’ll find the answers here.

Recent Articles

How to Prepare Your House for the Winter

How to Prepare Your House for the Winter

Our suggestions will help you some money, get your house ready, and feel comfortable knowing you and/or your aging loved one’s home is ready for winter.

10 Great Holiday Activities to Do with Your Elderly Loved Ones

10 Great Holiday Activities to Do with Your Older Loved Ones

While aging loved ones may not be able to participate in every activity, here are some great ways to help include them in the holiday fun.

7 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

7 Ways to Thank a Family Caregiver

In honor of National Family Caregiver Month and Thanksgiving, here are 7 great ways to say “Thank You” to the Caregiver in your life.

Communications

7 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

7 Ways to Thank a Family Caregiver

In honor of National Family Caregiver Month and Thanksgiving, here are 7 great ways to say “Thank You” to the Caregiver in your life.

How to trust my parents' caregiver and avoid conflict

How to Trust My Parent’s Caregiver and Avoid Conflict

When hiring a caregiver or dividing the care of your aging parent, follow these suggested steps to improve communication and set expectations to avoid conflict.

What is the Best Way to Communicate with an Aging Parent About the Future?

Here are some best practices for communicating with an aging parent about difficult topics about the future.

Financial and Legal Planning

When Do I Need an Advance Medical Directive?

When Do I Need an Advance Medical Directive?

An advance medical directive details how you’d like to be cared for if something unexpected happens to you.

What is Last Will and Testament and When Do I Need One?

What is a Last Will and Testament and When Do I Need One?

If you own a home, cars, retirement accounts or other assets, then you should establish a Will to dictate who will receive those assets after your death.

Caregiving Benefits for Veterans

Caregiving Benefits for Veterans: The Top Benefits and Resources Available

The Federal government provides a range of benefits for veterans and their caregivers. These are the top benefits and resources available for veterans.

Home Preparedness and Maintenance

How to Prepare Your House for the Winter

How to Prepare Your House for the Winter

Our suggestions will help you some money, get your house ready, and feel comfortable knowing you and/or your aging loved one’s home is ready for winter.

Aging in Place: Helping Older Family Members keep their Pet

Aging in Place: Helping Older Family Members Keep Their Pet

A pet care plan should be established to ensure pets are taken care of so older family members can continue to reap all of the benefits of pet ownership.

How to Design a Safe Bathroom for Those with Limited Mobility

How to Design a Safe Bathroom for Those with Limited Mobility

Whether your loved one is moving into your house or aging in place, follow the tips below to ensure they have a bathroom designed to meet their needs.

Medical

A Profile of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Military & Veterans Program

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation created the Military and Veterans Program to raise awareness about the needs of vets with spinal cord injuries.

Common Questions about the Flu Shot for Aging Adults

Common Questions about the Flu Shot for Aging Adults

The flu shot strongly recommended for aging adults, who are at a high risk of health complications from the flu. Here is everything you need to know.

What is Medigap?

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

In the U.S., approximately one million adults live with Parkinson’s and more than 60,000 are diagnosed each year. Find out more!

New Care Technologies

What Are the Best Brain Training Apps?

What Are the Best Brain Training Apps?

In our research, we’ve found the four best brain training mobile applications out there are Lumosity, Elevate, Peak, and Fit Brains Trainer.

What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology

What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology

Find out more below about what assistive technology is, and the advantages of and concerns related to utilizing assistive technology.

How Telemedicine Can Help Aging Adults

How Telemedicine Can Help Seniors

Find out what telemedicine is, the benefits of utilizing telemedicine, and how you can incorporate it into your care routine.

Well-being

10 Great Holiday Activities to Do with Your Elderly Loved Ones

10 Great Holiday Activities to Do with Your Older Loved Ones

While aging loved ones may not be able to participate in every activity, here are some great ways to help include them in the holiday fun.

The Top 5 Adaptive Clothing Companies

What is Adaptive Clothing?

Does your aging loved one struggle with finding fashionable, affordable and easy-to-get on clothing? Find out more about adaptive clothing!

Maintaining a Healthy Diet: 6 Crucial Nutrients and Food Sources for Elderly Adults

7 Ways to Make Eating Healthy Easier for Elderly Adults

Here are our best practices for making healthy eating simpler for elderly adults.