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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5 Senior Living Options

"Be nice to your kids -- they'll choose your nursing home" is a popular phrase for bumper stickers. But nowadays, it's a question of whether they'll turn to a nursing home at all.

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  • 10 Questions for an Elder Law Attorney

    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

    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

    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 Reasons to Consider In-home Elder Care

    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 »

  • 5 Senior Living Options

    5 Senior Living Options

    "Be nice to your kids -- they'll choose your nursing home" is a popular phrase for bumper stickers. But nowadays, it's a question of whether they'll turn to a nursing home at all. See more »

  • 5 Signs an Elderly Person Shouldn't Be Living Alone

    5 Signs an Elderly Person Shouldn't Be Living Alone

    Most families eventually have to deal with a heart-wrenching question: How do you know when an aging relative needs more help than the family can provide? Here are five signs to look for. See more »

  • 5 Signs of Elder Abuse

    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 »

  • 5 Things to Look For in Long-term Care

    5 Things to Look For in Long-term Care

    When we're looking for our dream home, we usually have a list of must-have features in mind. When it comes to long-term care options, however, we often don't know exactly what we're looking for. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Burden

    5 Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Burden

    Taking care of a loved one in declining health can often overwhelm the caregiver. However, there are ways for caregivers to deal with the stress. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Handling the Stress of Aging Parents

    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 »

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