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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

What Percent of Health Insurance Is Paid by Employers?

What Percent of Health Insurance Is Paid by Employers?

Insurance is complicated. Find out what percentage of health insurance if paid for by employers.

Best Financial Assistance Options for Home Modifications for Aging in Place

How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

Do you have a loved one getting a hip surgery? Here are some tips on how you can prepare for surgery and a speedy and full recovery.

The Top 5 Adaptive Clothing Companies

Adaptive Clothing for Older Adults with Arthritis

Anyone experiencing mobility limitations due to aging, medical treatments, and sensory challenges can benefit from adaptive clothing. In a recent post, we described what adaptive clothing is, how it works …

Communications

The 6 Best Books about Caregiving

The Seven Best Books about Caregiving

Are you looking for a book about caregiving? Here are six of the best caregiving books available today. Let us know which one is your favorite!

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.

Financial and Legal Planning

What Percent of Health Insurance Is Paid by Employers?

What Percent of Health Insurance Is Paid by Employers?

Insurance is complicated. Find out what percentage of health insurance if paid for by employers.

Tax Tips for Caregivers

Tax Tips for Caregivers

Get yourself organized for tax season. Here are some beginning of the year tax tips that can save family caregivers money in the long run.

The Best Long-Term Care Insurance Companies

The Best Long-Term Care Insurance Companies

Have you decided that long-term care insurance is right for you? Here is Consumers Advocate’s list of the top 10 companies to get you started.

Home Preparedness and Maintenance

How to Select the Best Bed Rails for My Aging Parent

Once you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a bed rail, it’s time to do some research to find out the bed rail that will be the best for your loved …

8 Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Stair Lift

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Stair Lift

To help make the buying process easier, here are the important things you should consider before purchasing a stair lift.

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.

Medical

Best Financial Assistance Options for Home Modifications for Aging in Place

How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

Do you have a loved one getting a hip surgery? Here are some tips on how you can prepare for surgery and a speedy and full recovery.

Preventing Periodontal Disease in Seniors

Preventing Periodontal Disease in Seniors

Without taking these preventative measures, gum disease can become severe and lead to tooth decay and loss, as well as other health conditions.

How to Identify the Signs of a Stroke

How to Identify the Signs of a Stroke

As a caregiver, it’s important to know what a stroke is and how to identify when a person is having one with FAST.

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

The Top 5 Adaptive Clothing Companies

Adaptive Clothing for Older Adults with Arthritis

Anyone experiencing mobility limitations due to aging, medical treatments, and sensory challenges can benefit from adaptive clothing. In a recent post, we described what adaptive clothing is, how it works …

Keeping Your Marriage Strong Through Caregiving

Keeping Your Marriage Strong Through Caregiving

Keep your marriage strong through the trials of caregiving by understanding how caregiving impacts your marriage and how to prevent unnecessary conflict.

5 Ways to Deal with the Holiday Blues

5 Ways to Deal with the Holiday Blues

The winter holidays are often a time of joy, happiness, generosity, and quality time spent with the ones you love. Although the holidays are a time of merriment, they are …