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Case managers play critical role in assisting with hospital discharge

By Angela Penny When your loved one has an acute injury or surgery, there are many decisions to make during the hospital stay. One of...

Tribute to late aunt results in Mass. Guide to Nursing Home Care brochure

Within 24 hours of being admitted, Miller suffered a seizure and was brought to a hospital. When the hospital called the nursing home to report Miller was ready to return, the facility said it wouldn’t accept her back.

State program allows family caregiving at home

Years ago, it was common for three or more generations to live together in one home. When aging family members needed care, they had plenty of people willing to pitch in to help out. Choosing to send a parent or grandparent to a nursing home was a last resort.

A different kind of ‘Make a Wish’

While the organizers are careful not to call them “last” wishes, they’re often the kind of activities the seniors can’t arrange themselves or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, like meeting a favorite celebrity or touring their childhood home.

How to choose adult day care for loved one

By Micha Shalev No matter how efficiently and effortlessly you have adapted your life to the role of caregiver, eventually you are going to need...

Think outside the box when it comes to parent care

By Angela Rocheleau Families plan for vacations and life events, but somehow they postpone the most important plan, care for an elderly loved one during...

Why should you pay more for cremation?

There are two reasons why you are willing to pay more for something.

Hospice care offers a true gift of love

There is no greater love a person can share than giving the gift of care during a time of great need.

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

Tips for effective communication with memory impaired loved ones

Both family and paid caregivers may overlook various barriers to effective communication with impaired older adults and consequently misinterpret verbal and behavioral messages.