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Elder Care

Determining the best type of elder care for a loved one is an important decision. Learn about the different types of elder care and what you should look for in a care facility.

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Assisted Living Overview

Living independently in your own home may be the most fundamental expression of personal freedom. None of us want to get to the point in life when we can't take care of ourselves. But eventually, most of us do.


What happens when the child becomes the parent?

If being a parent is the hardest job in the world, then being a caregiver to your parent is possibly the second hardest. Are you up to the challenge? See more »

10 Questions for an Elder Law Attorney

Many concerns and questions can arise as we grow older. In the last decade or so, a new category of law has emerged that specializes in helping retirees answer their questions and learn their rights. Here, 10 questions for an elder law attorney. See more »

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. But if you're armed with the right information, you'll be able to find a facility that will treat your family member respect and allows them to live a healthy, vibrant life. See more »

10 Things to Ask When Visiting Parents in a Home

You don't want to think about your mom or dad living in a long-term care facility, but if it that scenario becomes a reality, you'll want to know the right things to ask. Here, we'll look at 10 questions to consider. See more »

5 Tips for Handling the Stress of Aging Parents

Approximately 44 million Americans are helping care for their aging parents -- and it's a thankless job. If you're one of them, see how a few simple changes to your routine can ease the burden and help reduce your stress. See more »

Top 5 Amenities in Assisted Living Facilities

Mention assisted living to a loved one, and you may receive a quick and forceful rejection of the idea. However, many seniors transition to assisted living successfully. What are some amenities that help smooth this transition? See more »

5 Reasons to Consider In-home Elder Care

About seven in 10 people now over the age of 65 will require long-term professional care at some point. So if you're planning your future, or considering how to care for an aging parent or loved-one, there are many reasons to consider in-home elder care. See more »

How do you know when it's time for assisted living?

As we get older, small things, such as tying shoes or lifting heavy pots, become more difficult. For many, the big things get tough, too. But how do you know when it's time to make the move to assisted living? See more »

5 Ways to Prevent a Fall in the Home

Remember when "I've fallen and I can't get up" was the catchphrase of the moment? While the commercial was funny, falls in the home are anything but. See more »

5 Signs of Elder Abuse

As baby boomers reach retirement age, the need for caregivers is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, that's also meant a rise in elder abuse. There are signs you can look for if you're worried that an older person is being abused. See more »