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caretaking during the pandemic

Caregiving during the Pandemic

Managing a loved one’s care in a nursing home or an assisted living facility has always been challenging. And it’s harder now that visitation is extremely limited to protect residents from COVID-19. So how can you check on your loved ones, make sure they’re being cared for properly and let them know you’re there for them?

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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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caretaking during the pandemic

Can I Afford In-Home Elderly Care?

Amid headlines of COVID-19 infiltrating nursing homes and large senior care facilities, it’s understandable that many Americans would prefer to avoid assisted living environments as they grow older. However, the trend to age in place predates the pandemic. Remaining at home was the first choice for 76% of Americans age 50 and older, according to a 2018 AARP survey.

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Advocate for elderly parents

How Do I Keep Up My Spirits in the Pandemic?

We are now in a global pandemic in which many family caregivers will likely experience the same kind of shock, uncertainty and fear that I did. We worry that COVID-19 may sicken our loved ones or as caregivers that we may somehow bring the virus into our homes. We also fear that we might fall ill and leave our care recipients in need. It can be challenging to keep a caregiver’s spirits up.

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Good Caregiver

5 Tips To Be A Good Caregiver

Not everyone can afford to hire an in-home nurse or professional caregiver. Today, there are around 45.3 million unpaid, non-professional caregivers in the United States taking care of a loved one.

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Coronavirus scams

Coronavirus Scams are Spreading Like the Virus

While residents in Cecil County and throughout the state are taking precautions to safeguard themselves against COVID-19, some people are stealing or attempting to steal money through coronavirus-based scams, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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