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We have compiled a list of both professional and colloquial abbreviations commonly used in the Caregiver Forum on AgingCare.
There are 8 instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) that are used to determine a senior’s ability to be self-sufficient and what services are needed to support living independently.
The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for services and financial assistance.
The emotions involved in relocating a senior often overshadow the medical, financial and legal implications. Make sure you and your loved one are fully prepared for everything that a move entails.
Get advice on how to discuss long-term care planning, form your care team, create a personalized organizational strategy with a printable care plan template, get real care plan examples, and find elder care professionals who can help execute your plan.
Experienced caregivers share the most efficient and innovative aspects of the care plans they have created for their loved ones. Use these examples to see if you could incorporate some of their tips into your own caregiving routine.
Family caregivers require adequate structure and support in order to meet all of their loved ones’ needs and make time for their own self-care. Find out how to employ the same tool professionals use to succeed at caregiving.
The AgingCare forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for staying active, relaxing and maintaining relationships in the new year.
Activities of Daily Living are used as an important measure to determine the level of care an individual requires. A thorough evaluation of a senior’s ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine what’s next.
Many individuals struggle to accept the label of “caregiver,” but fully embracing this role increases our chances of succeeding in it.
Once a care plan has been established, it should be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure its effectiveness for both the senior and their caregiver.
It helps to look at aging as a potential fire; the chance of a major disaster is low, but you can still evaluate the potential risk areas and plan for unexpected crises with aging emergency 'fire drills.'
When you first realize you may have to take care of your aging parent(s), the task can seem overwhelming. Here's an easy-to-follow action plan for adult children to follow.
Don't wait until a crisis hits to talk about the future with an aging family member. Learn how to navigate these difficult conversations gracefully.
Those who are caring for a loved one witness some their most vulnerable moments as they handle real-time critical issues related to your aging loved one’s health and well being.
Visits with aging loved ones can set off alarm bells for their younger family members. Here are 10 steps to take when an elderly loved one clearly needs some extra help.
Trying to take care of a loved one who lives far away can be nerve-wracking to say the least and there are a few challenges that only long-distance caregivers can truly understand.
Visiting your parents who live alone can reveal some interesting insights about their overall health and wellbeing--if you know what to look for.
How do new caregivers prepare to handle the potential, often rapidly changing needs the elderly loved ones who now depend on them for care?