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Advocate for elderly parents

How to Advocate for Elderly Parents

As family caregivers, we play many roles: scheduler, money manager, house cleaner, health aide, nurse, navigator, nurturer and more. Perhaps the most important role, though, is advocate, as we ensure the best life possible for our loved ones when they are vulnerable.

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Aging in place

Are You Prepared for Aging In Place?

‘Aging in place’ is what most of us want—to stay home in our comfortable environment as we age and receive care in the home when needed rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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over-medicated nursing home residents

Over-Medicated Nursing Home Residents

In addition to the assault on the resident’s dignity and the administration of drugs without informed consent, the misuse of anti-psychotic drugs can kill a senior, particularly one who suffers from dementia.

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Long-distance caretaker

What Do I Need to Know About Hospice Care?

Hospice care, which strives to relieve the symptoms and suffering caused by a terminal illness, becomes an option when a patient has been given six months or less to live. It means that choosing a hospice provider for yourself or a loved one is often a choice made under duress.

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