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What Is a Convalescent Home, and Is It Right For My Loved One?

Posted by Nate Birt on Mon May 22 2023

If your loved one is on the road to recovery after surgery or illness, you might be exploring ways to help them heal. A convalescent home is a place that provides trained medical staff who can support your loved one. This article explores how a convalescent home works, when this type of facility might make sense, and how you can help your loved one heal here.Read More

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How To Make Your Home Safe for a Loved One with Vision Loss

Posted by Chad Birt on Mon May 22 2023

Age-related vision loss affects up to 3.3 million Americans 40 and older. If you care for someone with glaucoma, cataracts, or age-related macular degeneration, it’s essential to take action. Regular eye doctor visits can prevent symptoms from worsening, and home modifications can help reduce the risk of falls and other injuries. Read More

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Prioritizing Self-Care as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue May 16 2023

There are 2.5 million Americans providing care for both younger and older family members simultaneously. Known as the ‘sandwich generation,’ these family caregivers juggle multiple responsibilities, from childrearing and transportation to medication management and companionship.Read More

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Is Hospice Covered By Medicare?

Posted by Lauren Caggiano on Tue May 16 2023

There has been a lot of talk recently about dying with dignity — and with good reason. Everyone deserves comfort and ease as they transition out of this life. That’s precisely the purpose of hospice care, which refers to services provided to someone with six months or less to live. Hospice means there’s no cure, and the person is unlikely to recover.Read More