Senior Providers Blog

When is it Time to Take the Keys Away from a Senior Loved One?

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Mar 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

There are many difficult conversations that you will have with your family, but few are as brutal as telling a parent or grandparent that they can no longer drive their vehicle. A vehicle represents more than just transportation, it is independence that allows a person to go where they want, when they want without relying on companion care or you.

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Topics: Caregiving, Family Caregiver

How Can I Take Care of My Parents and Keep My Job?

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

One of the most difficult decisions for children (Family Caregiver) of elderly parents to make is how to take care of them when they have a job. The idea of putting their loved ones in senior care centers has considerable drawbacks. Plus, the thought of if you can take care of your parent, then you should because it is your responsibility.
Of course, giving up your career is something that is not a pleasing idea as well.

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Topics: Family Caregiver

How to Have an End-of-Life Talk with Your Parent

Posted by Funerals 360 on Feb 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The death of a parent may be your worst nightmare and the very last thing on your mind as a family caregiver, but discussing preferences and writing down a detailed plan of action now will relieve a huge weight on your shoulders in the future while ensuring they have a say in your final act of caregiving.

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Topics: Family Caregiver

Technology to Assist Family Caregivers and Seniors

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Jan 23, 2019 1:00:21 PM

Here is the situation.  Chronic illness (long-lasting) has replaced acute illness (short duration) as the major health problem of aging adults in America.  Older adults want to live independently in their homes for as long as they safely can.  There is a caregiver shortage and assisted living is very expensive. 

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Topics: Family Caregiver

Tis the Season

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Dec 14, 2018 2:21:09 PM

It’s that time of the season.  It’s the time when families large and small get together to eat and talk about the things that are happening in their lives.  The kids talk about the new friends they met at school, maybe a new game they learned how to play.  Parents of those kids are probably talking about their new home, a job or even the economy.  Whatever it is, the holidays are a special time to celebrate with family. 

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Topics: Family Caregiver

Reverse Mortgages 101

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Nov 29, 2018 3:43:13 PM

Home equity is the most important asset you can have. Therefore it is important you understand how this works or else you could end up losing a lot of money in the long run. Your home equity is that part of a property that you truly own. In a reverse mortgage, you trade this home equity for cash to support yourself and do other necessary things for yourself as a retiree. In the United State, a person who is qualified to enjoy the benefits must be at least sixty-two (62) years of age or older.

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Topics: Family Caregiver

Are Millennial Caregivers Becoming the New Sandwich Generation?

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Aug 28, 2018 12:18:41 PM

While the media has promoted the idea that Millennials are self-involved, the truth is that they may be the sandwich generation who must provide care for their aging parents and grandparents. Today, there are roughly 10 million Millennials who are the care companion or provide some type of substantial support for their elderly parents, grandparents, or relatives.

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Topics: Sandwich Generation

The Aging Nation… What are we doing about it?

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Aug 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Business Case

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Topics: Employee Benefits

How Can I Get Paid if I Take Care of my Mom?

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Jul 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It may seem surprising at first that some might want to be financially rewarded for eldercare, especially when taking care of members of the family. But there is a strong point to be made about the financial burdens of elderly home care on individuals who may have no other choice. There are good reasons why family members want to shoulder the burden of taking care of their loved ones;

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Topics: Caregiving, Family Caregiver

Stress that Family Caregivers Face

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Jul 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Because the Baby Boomer generation is the largest living in the US and they have reached, or they are approaching retirement age, providing care has become a full-time job for many American families. This means that for in home senior care, the stress involved may lead to health issues that affect the enjoyment of your life.

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Topics: Family Caregiver