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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

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 …

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 …

How to Hire a Nurse for Home Care

How to Hire a Nurse for Home Care

When it is time to consider hiring a nursing provider for a loved one, it helps to be familiar with the differences between a caregiver and a private nurse. Find …

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

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.

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.

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

How to Hire a Nurse for Home Care

How to Hire a Nurse for Home Care

When it is time to consider hiring a nursing provider for a loved one, it helps to be familiar with the differences between a caregiver and a private nurse. Find …

What you Need to Know About Dental Health for Aging Adults

Best Electric Toothbrushes for Older Adults

Good oral hygiene is critical for your health – read about the top 3 electric toothbrushes for older adults.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Aging Adults

For those aged 60 and over, getting massage therapy on a routine basis has some essential benefits including reducing pain, stress, headaches and 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

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 …

Best Gifts for Caregivers

Best Gifts to Help Caregivers Care for Their Loved One

Check out our gift guide that highlights cost-effective products that can help make life a just a little easier for the caregivers in your life.

How to Get Through the Holidays as a Family Caregiver

How to Get Through the Holidays as a Family Caregiver

Family Caregivers: setting reasonable expectations and having open communication is essential to keep the holidays running smoothly.