What caregivers need to know about open enrollment

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Maybe you have seen the commercials on TV or received a phone call about Medicare Open Enrollment deadlines. As a caregiver of an aging parent do you know what are these deadlines are and what you need to do?   It is important to separate the hype of the sales pitch from the actual deadlines and decisions. Whether you are concerned for … Read More

What do your aging parents need?

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And how do you know? Family caregivers struggle with knowing when to step in to help and when to leave well enough alone. But how do you know what to do and when? Maybe your 80-year-old mother is fine living alone right now with just some occasional assistance. But what additional help could she use now and what do you … Read More

Three Levels of a Family Caregiver

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I’m an Overseer – what level are you? Many of you are finding yourself in the role of caregiver and are feeling lost and overwhelmed. In my previous post I introduced the 6 essential steps helpful to make family care giving a little easier.  Understanding what your job is as caregiver is an essential first step. Not all caregivers are … Read More