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How to Pay for Long-Term Care

At some point, there will come a time when a loved one can no longer care for themselves. Dad may have suffered a stroke or a fall, or he may simply be getting older, and, over time, his frailty may result in chronic and debilitating physical or cognitive decline. At this point, families need to …

New Year’s Resolutions: An Ideal Opportunity to Reassess Mom and Dad’s Care Needs

The holiday season is a time when many families travel near and far to be together, catch up, and celebrate. As a primary caregiver, taking stock after the holiday season to note comments and observations from friends and family members who don’t regularly see aging relatives is a good practice. “When providing day-to-day care to …

Family Caregivers: 6 Tips for a Healthy, Balanced Life in Your 60s

Did you know that the average age of a family caregiver to a sick or elderly loved one over age 65 is 63 years old? This group of Boomer-generation caregivers is also predominantly female (more than 70%) and finding themselves with fewer familial resources and opportunities to refuel physically and mentally. “This is a relatively …

Caregiver Support for Millennials: What You Need to Know About Caring for Aging Parents

The “sandwich generation” is a term that was coined to describe a group or generation of people who are supporting both their children and aging parents or grandparents physically, emotionally or financially. While Generation X and Baby Boomers once bore the brunt of caregiving, Millennials are now the rising demographic to take on these dual …