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Top 10 Caregiver Tips For Staying Healthy and Active

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Being a caregiver can be a privilege, an act of love, a sacred responsibility, or a personal calling. It can also be incredibly challenging. If you are a sole or primary caregiver for someone who is highly dependent on you for their safety and wellbeing, you may find yourself experiencing feelings of disconnectedness, serious stress or burnout. Nearly 30% of adults in the United States are caregivers, spending around 20 hours ...

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Caregiver Champions Contest Gives Family Caregivers Chance to win $500

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) knows caring for an aging family member can be both challenging and rewarding. As an organization committed to enhancing the quality of life of older adults, we want to recognize those who are daily champions in caring for an older loved one. Do you know someone who is caring for an older loved one or family member who goes above and beyond and ...

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Understanding Transportation Options as We Age

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Relinquishing the car keys used to be one of the toughest decisions a senior had to make. The loss of driving privileges often signaled the end of independence. Unless there was a community paratransit bus or some other type of senior shuttle, giving up driving typically meant relying on friends, neighbors, or adult children for rides. How times have changed. Today there is a spectrum of options offering elders safe, affordable ...

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Managing Caregiver Stress

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Family caregivers — those people who are caring for an aging or chronically ill loved one — often face a lot of stress. Caregiving can be a fairly invisible and underappreciated role. The estimated price tag for informal caregiving in the U.S. is a staggering $522 billion a year, according to a RAND Corporation study. The study estimates that, as a group, family caregivers provide 30 billion hours of unpaid care ...

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Medicare and Medicaid Long-Term Care: What Does It Cover

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

If you or a loved one require long-term personal or medical care, you may be wondering what is covered and what isn’t under federal and state programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Both Medicare and Medicaid may help pay for some long-term care services. However, the circumstances in which each coverage can be used are limited, and each program has strict rules about Whether you qualify for benefits Which long-term services ...

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