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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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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.


What happens when the child becomes the parent?

 What happens when the child becomes the parent?

What happens when the child becomes the parent? Being a caregiver to your parent can be a hard job. Get tips and information on when a child becomes the parent. See more »

10 Questions for an Elder Law Attorney

 10 Questions for an Elder Law Attorney

Do you have questions for an elder law attorney? See our list of 10 questions to ask an elder law attorney to get the information you need. See more »

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

You should be prepared to ask questions when choosing a nursing home. See 10 questions you should ask when choosing a nursing home at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Things to Ask When Visiting Parents in a Home

 10 Things to Ask When Visiting Parents in a Home

There are questions you should ask when visiting parents in a home to make sure they are safe. See 10 questions you should ask when visiting parents in a home. See more »

5 Tips for Handling the Stress of Aging Parents

 5 Tips for Handling the Stress of Aging Parents

Handling the stress of aging parents can be difficult. See our 5 tips for handling the stress of aging parents for advice. See more »

Top 5 Amenities in Assisted Living Facilities

 Top 5 Amenities in Assisted Living Facilities

Amenities in assisted living facilities have improved in recent years. See the top five amenities in assisted living facilities to learn more. See more »

5 Reasons to Consider In-home Elder Care

 5 Reasons to Consider In-home Elder Care

There are a few reasons to consider in-home elder care. See what you need to know and the reasons to consider in-home elder care at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

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

When is it time for assisted living? It can be a hard decision to make. Find out how you know it is time for assisted living at Discovery Fit & Health. See more »

5 Ways to Prevent a Fall in the Home

 5 Ways to Prevent a Fall in the Home

There are things you can do help prevent falls at home, especially as you age. Take a look at these 5 easy ways to prevent falls and stay safe. See more »

5 Signs of Elder Abuse

 5 Signs of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is something to be concerned about if you have a loved one who has a caretaker. Get informed and look at 5 signs of elder abuse. See more »