The Senior Caregiver Blog

View the latest articles from the experts at 1776 Senior Care below.

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Activities of Daily Living: Demystified and Explained

Many insurance claims, especially those for veteran benefits, require proof of a senior having issues or being unable to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). These are not terms most people use in their daily life, and filing paperwork or visiting a doctor which requires these terms to be used can be daunting! This article will demystify these two ideas so everyone can understand them.

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Veteran Pension Scams: Beware of Losing Your Benefits

Veterans have given much to their country and have earned their benefits. Seniors are often the target of scams, and everyday people fall prey to veteran pension scams. Many vile individuals have decided to take advantage of the aging veteran population and prey upon their health and safety. Scammers and poachers will contact veterans and offer to help them receive their pension or health benefits. These people say they will assist in moving around a veteran’s assets to help them qualify for a pension. Instead they move those assets into their own bank account and leaving vet with nothing!

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Valuable Advice to Perfect a Long-Distance Parent Relationship

When you live and work far from your aging parent, maintaining and strengthening your relationship with them can be difficult. This article will provide advice on bridging the gap and bringing them closer to you, even though they are far away. They will appreciate your love and caring for them even if you can’t be there in person.

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Simple Financial Security Advice for Seniors

Financial security for seniors is incredibly important to assure they can provide for themselves throughout their lives. Having the conversation and setting up a plan early is better than waiting to do it until it is too late. This article outlines many important steps in the process for planning out finances for the aging population.

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Aging Veterans: Helping the Greatest Generation and Beyond

Aging veterans are a large part of our population and helping them should be a focus of our country. Assisting them with common chores may help them maintain an active life at home. There are many organizations to be aware of that help our veterans throughout their life and pointing out their benefits, or helping them receive them, may change the life of someone who served our country.

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VA Benefits: Amazing Ways to Pay for Home Care

There are many options to help veterans pay for home care through VA benefits. Knowing where to look and apply can be confusing and you may feel hopeless in the process. This article will help you figure out how to apply and receive benefits that are deserved.

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Smartwatches Are Changing the Medical Alert Industry

Smartwatches are revolutionizing the world and can change senior care. They are many unique benefits for seniors over other medical alert devices. This article will outline the advantages of smartwatches and which are the best options for seniors.

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Five Benefits Of A Social Life For Seniors

Learn about how continuing a social life helps seniors live healthier lives in this article.

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Senior Care After a Heart Attack

Find out what to do after your elderly loved one has a heart attack and the senior care involved.

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Staying Healthy as a Busy Caregiver

In addition to taking care of your elderly loved one, you also have to remember to take care of yourself! We’ll show you how in this article.

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Arthritis Management Tips to Help Your Loved One

In this article, we’ll educate you about arthritis and how you can help your loved one manage it.

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Guarding Seniors Against Financial Scams and Crimes

Learn how to protect your elderly loved one from financial crimes which are so common in the US.

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Depression in Seniors: Signs and Treatment

As seniors age, they may experience depression. Depression and grief are different. Depression is a disease that should be treated by medical professionals. As a loved one, you can learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment of the two major forms of depression in seniors. Having this knowledge will help you provide the support they need to live a full, quality life.

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How Medicare Covers Respite Care in 2019

Learn about how Medicare can help pay for home care in 2019. Medicare has many options and coverages, being aware of them can help you find the best care as you age. You may find that a caregiver is an affordable alternative to nursing home care or senior living.

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Know When It’s Time for In Home Alzheimer’s Care

Do you have a parent or loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s? In this article, we discuss the disease and help you figure out when it’s time to hire an in-home caregiver for help.

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What You Should Know About Parkinson’s Care

Parkinson’s disease affects about 7-10 million people worldwide. If your elderly loved one has Parkinson’s and requires in-home care, we have some information you should know.

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How To Talk To Your Parent About Home Care

It’s a tough talk but it needs to happen. What do you say to your parent or loved one when it’s time for help around the house as they get older? Our experts are here to help you talk to your loved one about home care.

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Before You Hire a Home Care Company: A Guide

Learn about what you need to know before hiring a home care company to take care of your parent or loved one.

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The Early Warning Signs of Pneumonia

Learn how to spot the early warning signs of pneumonia before it gets worse in your loved one.

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7 Things to Know About Elderly UTI

Our experts go over what you need to know about elderly UTI or urinary tract infection. We go over prevention tips as well as caring for your elderly loved one with UTI.

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Caring for the Elderly After Hip Surgery

What do you do after your elderly loved one comes back from hip surgery? We go over what you need to know after your loved one’s hospital stay after hip surgery.

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10 Tips for Reducing Elderly Anxiety

We go over 10 expert tips for helping your elderly loved one with anxiety.

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Home Care for Seniors with Diabetes

In this article, we go over what you need to know about home care for the elderly with diabetes.

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Long Term Care Insurance for Senior Home Care

Is long term care insurance right for you? We examine your options with long term care insurance and how it can help you live comfortably in the later stages of life.

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10 Things to Look For in a Senior Care Agency

Thinking about hiring a senior care agency? Our experts go over exactly what you should be looking for when deciding on a senior care agency.

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What To Look For in a Senior Caregiver

Thinking about hiring a senior caregiver? We take a closer look at what makes a great senior caregiver and what you should be looking for.

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In-Home Senior Care vs. a Nursing Home

Weighing your options between hiring a senior care agency or sending your loved one to a nursing home? We go over the benefits of each in this article.

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Lewy Body Dementia

In this article we discuss Lewy Body Dementia and what you need to know when caring for a senior with Lewy Body Dementia.

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All About Private Duty Home Care

Our experts go over the details of private duty home care and the services associated with it.

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How End of Life Care Helps Seniors

Learn about how end of life care helps seniors and what a senior caregiver agency can do to help during this difficult time.

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10 Signs Your Loved One Needs Elderly Home Care

How do you know if your mom, dad, grandpa or grandma needs home care? We explain in this article about the 10 signs you should look for to determine if your loved one needs home care.

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Elderly Fall Prevention Tips You Should Know

In this article, we go over some key tips that can help prevent elderly falls that most people don’t know about.

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The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

While both considered mental illnesses, dementia and Alzheimer’s have some clear differences.

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

This is a post about palliative and hospice care, what are the differences, etc.

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