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Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Handling the Holidays as a Caregiver

The holidays are upon us again. (How did that happen so fast?) If you are a caregiver, the season might be a crazy emotional mix—equal parts stress, joy, sticky family dynamics, nostalgia, and maybe a sprinkle of anticipatory grief. So ...

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Coaching Provides Support for Family Caregivers

Pre-pandemic, Denise called her mom three or four times a day to make sure she was okay. If she didn’t pick up the phone, Denise or her sister would drive over. They shopped for their mom and got her where ...

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Monday, January 31st, 2022

Housing and Care Options for Seniors

Living independently can be less expensive than moving into an assisted living or other form of senior community, especially if you’re independent and healthy. And more seniors are choosing to stay in their homes for as long as possible, according ...

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Medicare Advantage Q & A: Unbiased Answers from a Michigan Nonprofit

The window is open for Medicare beneficiaries to sign up for a different Medicare Advantage plan or switch back to Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and select a prescription drug plan (Part D). The enrollment period goes through March ...

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Adult Day Programs in Southeast Michigan: An Alternative to Long-term Care

The adult day program her mother attends every day is keeping everyone happier in Lisa Jacques’ home. SarahCare - Lakeside in Sterling Heights provides 85-year-old Jean, who lives with Lisa and her husband, a place to hang out, engage in crafts ...

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Keeping Older Drivers Safe

Learn what to look out for, how to have a conversation, and how to help seniors prepare for driving retirement. Driving is often seen as a key to our independence. With the keys comes the ability to get to all the ...

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Profiles in Caregiving: Coping with Covid when Caring for an Aging Parent

Three Local Caregivers Share Their Stories Caregiving can be isolating and overwhelming in normal times. But during the Covid pandemic, it is even more so, upending the routines of family caregivers and creating barriers to connecting with their loved ones. The National ...

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

What to Expect When Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

A Guide to Caregiving: Early, Mid, and Late Stage Knowing what to expect if you are a care partner with someone who has an Alzheimer’s diagnosis – whether you are family or a friend -- may help ease your fears about ...

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Elderly More Vulnerable to Heat: Check in Often

When summer temperatures begin to climb, it’s dangerous for everyone. But what many people don't realize is that the elderly are especially vulnerable and are more prone to heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. They don’t adjust as well ...

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Government Programs That Can Pay for Long-term Care for the Elderly

If you or a loved one has financial constraints but needs long-term care, there are government-funded options. The programs have different eligibility requirements which are based on income, assets, the kind and level of care needed, marital status and age. MEDICAID-FUNDED ...

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