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Caregivers often need more assistance than they are willing to ask for. Geriatric care managers are a relatively new elder care resource that many may not even be aware of. See if your family could benefit from a GCM's services and learn how to find one who is a good match for you situation.

Each caregiver knows that not all long-term care facilities are created equal. However, seeking placement becomes even more challenging for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Ensuring the staff is properly trained is key.

After one stint of my husband refusing to bathe for six weeks, I finally admitted to myself and his VA doctor that I needed some help at home. This is our incredible experience with the VA’s home-based care programs.

Doctors are in increasingly short supply, so it's not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants and nurse practitioners during appointments. Is one of these providers any better or worse than the others?

Have you ever wondered what your loved one’s nurse was thinking? Here’s a list of six insights on elder care that nurses wish family caregivers knew.

Use these tips to connect with the nurses caring for your loved one and show your appreciation and respect for their hard work.

When a loved one moves into an assisted living community the flurry of new faces can be confusing for seniors and their family members. Who on the staff should you get to know? Who's responsible for what aspects of a senior's care? If your loved one gets sick in the middle of the night, who should they go to for help?

When a loved one moves into a skilled nursing facility the flurry of new faces can be confusing for seniors and their family members. Who on the staff should you get to know? Who's responsible for which aspects of your loved one's care?