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Elder bullying by caregivers comes in many forms

By Doug Peck One of the hardest things to see is a senior being bullied and yet I see instances of it, to varying degrees, with increasing frequency. Bullying can be defined as harassment, maltreatment or even singling out. It usually doesn’t include any physical abuse or threats when directed towards seniors. When it is […]

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Caregivers struggle as Alzheimer’s takes its toll

The living room of Leslie Jorgensen’s basement in Alpine tells the story of how much her life has changed during the last five years.

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Home modifications can make your home a safe place

By Cindy Tulimier and Karen DeRosas Do you want to stay at home for the rest of your life? Nobody looks forward to moving into a long-term care facility. The idea is to plan now for the future. If you are planning on doing renovations to update your home, consider some easy changes in design […]

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The benefits of keeping a loved one active

By Brenda Diaz In today’s modern world, being busy is a natural state for most people, but for seniors it can be an integral part of life. Numerous studies show that seniors benefit both physically and psychologically when participating in activities, whether at home or in short or long-term care facilities.  Staying active can be […]

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Tips to pick the best nursing home

Finding the right nursing home for an elderly loved one is a daunting task. And it’s one most of us will face, as two-thirds of people over 65 will need nursing home care, at least temporarily.

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Resolutions for the family caregiver

By Doug Peck One of the hardest lessons I had to learn as a caregiver was that I could not provide all the hands-on care that was needed by myself. I had to learn that you are still a caregiver even when you get outside help. Your resolution this year: Don’t do it all alone. […]

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