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A reverse mortgage loan is one option that may deserve consideration as retirement needs grow and savings and Social Security benefits may not be enough to retire on comfortably and with confidence.

Home care services are part of the VA’s standard healthcare benefits package. Learn how veterans and their caregivers can obtain the homemaker and home health aide services they are entitled to.

Family members are often responsible for providing seniors with supportive care, but the ability to recognize when it is time to hire outside help is beneficial for everyone involved.

"Home care" and "home health care" are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are very different in what they offer. Learn what services each provides to determine which is the best fit for your needs.

Do you know what to look for AND avoid in a home care company? Use this list of questions to gather basic information about a company’s services and gain a deeper understanding of its dedication to quality care and customer service to ensure you choose the provider that best fits your needs.

So, you've decided to hire someone to help you care for your loved one. The home care industry is competitive, which is good for consumers, but it can still be difficult to navigate. Use these guidelines to compare and evaluate potential providers and make a confident decision.

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.

If a family chooses to hire a private caregiver instead of one through an agency, there are some important compensation rules that need to be taken into consideration.

Gayle has been caring for her husband Jim for many years, but when his condition declined and she began experiencing symptoms of burnout, Gayle decided that it was time to hire in-home care.

Since Charlie's hospitalization, the amount of care he requires has become overwhelming. Providing home care myself is no longer a viable option, and deciding what path to pursue next was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.

In-home care providers can help seniors engage in life outside of their homes. Learn how professional caregivers enrich clients’ daily routines by accompanying them to appointments, religious services, and social events.

Charlie recently fell ill, but we had a difficult time determining what was wrong. Our team from the Home-Based VA Care Program was punctual, determined, and considerate throughout the entire process, and for that I am grateful.

In addition to helping your loved one with specific tasks of daily living, in-home care provides invaluable mental and physical benefits for caregivers and seniors alike.

Charlie's first session with his home health aide was today. He was resistant to receiving help at first, but the experience ended on a positive note.

I had trouble learning how to ask for help when Charlie's dementia care became too much for me to handle.

The traits a caregiver needs to provide high quality care and establish a bond with an elderly client run deeper than skills alone. Include these 5 important attributes in your search for the right match for your loved one.

Difficult emotions like guilt often bubble up when facing the need to hire in-home care for a senior. Fortunately, there are steps family caregivers can take to restore balance in their lives and feel at peace with the decision to hire help.

Can you be sued by a hired caregiver who gets hurt while taking care of your loved one? A recent California court case highlights the legal issues at stake for families of older adults.

It can take some trial and error to find the right in-home care provider and caregivers for a senior. If you decide to change companies, follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition and a better home care experience.

Hiring a professional caregiver who is not affiliated with a home care company can have a significant impact on your tax bill. Make sure you understand your role as a “household employer.”
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