Senior Providers Blog

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

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: Family Caregiver, Caregiving

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

Pet Insurance vs. Eldercare Employee Benefits

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Jun 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We love our pets.  If you think about it, they are extensions of the family.  Having pets take on lots of responsibility.  We know what having children can cost, but pets can cost a lot too!  Pet insurance is one of the fastest-growing voluntary employee benefits, one in three Fortune 500 companies now offer pet insurance. More than 3,800 companies and organizations have added Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI, a Nationwide Insurance company) to their benefits portfolio, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Deloitte LLP, Delta Airlines, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, T-Mobile, UPS, and Xerox, according to VPI Pet Insurance.

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Topics: Family Caregiver, Employee Benefits

Hospital Tips For Seniors And Family Caregivers

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

We were asked to put together a list of tips for seniors and their family caregivers that they could use when having to go to a hospital.  There are more detailed lists out there but these are the main items

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Topics: Family Caregiver, Caregiving

Helping our Veterans Benefit by Living Independently at Home

Posted by Senior Providers Network on May 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you are a primary caregiver for a veteran and your company doesn’t offer an Eldercare Employee Benefit at work, you may feel alone.  There is a program called, “Homemaker/Home Health Aide” that is offered through the Veteran Administration (VA). This program provides care services in the home through approved agencies.  A registered nurse will go in and do an initial assessment and work with a trained home health aide to provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) for the veteran. Here are some examples of the services that they provide:

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Topics: VA Aid and Attendance Benefits, Family Caregiver

What You Should Know About the Cost of Senior Care.

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Apr 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Are you one of the many members of the never-aging Baby Boomers Generation or the sandwich generation caring for elderly parents who don't live nearby? Or perhaps they are close, but work keeps you too busy to get over to check on them daily? Do you that having an aging parent live with you in your home can be much cheaper than moving mom or dad into an independent or assisted-living facility? But having another person in your home won't be cost-free. " You should be prepared for miscellaneous expenses, especially if you have a parent thаt doesn’t have a реnѕіоn аnd will bе depending on you for support," says Glenda Standeven, an inspirational speaker who has shared her home with her mother for the past 17 years.
Thus according to research by Senior living referral service A Place for Mom and other sources have found that the cost of ѕеnіоr care аnd housing has steadily increased in the U.S. throughout the last several years. What's more, the cost of senior care vаrіеѕ drаmаtісаllу dереndіng on where you live.

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Topics: Sandwich Generation, Family Caregiver

How does the Sandwich Generation Save for Retirement?

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Apr 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The term “Sandwich Generation” is used to describe a growing group of реорlе who are саrеgіvеrѕ fоr thеіr young children and aging parents. Usually, this applies to people in their late 30s, 40s, and 50s. Any members of this group also have full-time employment, but they may find it necessary to reduce their work hours or leave their jobs altogether to tend to their parents' needs. This can add to the stress by creating financial difficulties. Approximately 15% of the people in this category provide financial support to both a parent and a child.  This can quickly drain their resources, especially when employment hours have been reduced. Sharing time between children and aging loved ones may also leave this generation with little or no time for themselves. Members of the sandwich generation may be more likely to become isolated, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, than caregivers who do not have children at home.  Since they are providing care for both generation, they have even less time to seek out relationships and other social connections.

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Topics: Sandwich Generation, Family Caregiver, FMLA, Family Medical Leave Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Caregiving

How FMLA can help employees when caring for a senior loved one

Posted by Senior Providers Network on Apr 21, 2018 9:38:12 AM

Do you have a senior loved one who needs your care and support? Do you have a difficult time to care for your senior loved one? Do you want to know how FMLA can help you when you are giving care to a senior relative? Are you considered ineligible for FMLA to take care of your senior family member? Read further to be clear about Family and Medical Leave Act provisions with regard to caring for senior loved ones.

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Topics: Family Caregiver, FMLA