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Make an educated choice: Home agency or private caregiver

By Jeannette Sheehan Are you at home and not able to do it all anymore? There are options for you to get assistance and remain at home. We all know most prefer to live at home. These familiar surroundings provide comfort, security and stability. Not only do people recover more quickly at home, there is […]

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Do adult children worry too much about elderly parents?

I am in my late 70s and my daughter is terrific about taking care of me and her father, who is in his early 80s and not in the best of health. I love my daughter, but sometimes we feel more like her children than her parents.

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How to care for an older adult during the summer months

Summer is a special time for caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. I

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When it comes to home care, educate yourself

In the 20 years I have been in the home health care business, most recently as the CEO of an agency, I have seen the unfortunate results of the lack of planning countless times.

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Caregivers deserve some time off

By Angela Rocheleau March brings the promise of the spring season, but, for some families dealing with elderly or frail loved ones it also raises concerns that need to be addressed. Here are some helpful answers to questions we often receive from family members this time of the year. Q: My elderly mom lives with […]

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Older adults at high risk for drug interactions

At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction.

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