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Aug 19

The following article is from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York "If you’re a working caregiver, you may have experienced Family Responsibility Discrimination (FRD). FRD arises when employers tak
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Jan 28

by Carolyn Rosenblatt Contributor, Retirement Scams, theft and fraud with seniors' money is a growing problem. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that banks in our country calculated a 12% increase
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Jul 26, 2018

NCOA's Falls Free® Initiative is holding its annual photo contest!  Send in your high-quality photos of older adults participating in falls prevention programs or activities. The winners will receive
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Jan 2, 2018

by Lawerence Ford Being a dedicated caregiver might be a daily duty for you in caring for a loved one, but with the New Year you should consider a resolution for taking care of yourself. You might kno
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Jun 5, 2017

Ira W. Yellen is founder and managing director of the Aging In Place Essential Toolkit™. His lifetime related to family caregiving responsibilities has provided him a wealth of information and ideas t
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Jul 16

1. Create a Secure Home Have a safety assessment done. Hire a carpenter to install rails; ramps or other items that help your loved one maintain their balance. Remove anything on the floor they can tr
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Nov 5, 2018

by Carolyn Rosenblatt Forbes Online Contributor Retirement Like it or not, many adult children take on the role of caregiver for an aging parent one way or another. Some manage the books and finance
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Apr 17, 2018

A while ago, my wife and I decided to move back to India to care for my aging parents. These blogs (link) contain my continuing musings on the topic of contemporary elder care in India. Life lessons
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Jun 26, 2017

By Judith Graham | June 15, 2017 Kaiser Health News The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t
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May 23, 2017

Through no choice of my own, I became the primary caregiver of my elderly, chronically ill mother following the 2013 death of my father in a neighboring state. Within weeks, I realized that my moth
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Jul 16

Carolyn has written The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents, which is available in print, digital and audiobook formats. She blogs weekly at  and at, where she discusses news
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Jul 26, 2018

Don’t settle for just getting older. Find out how you can make the most of the opportunities that come with being part of the world’s greatest age wave, where more people may live longer and better th
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Mar 25, 2018

By Aging Can you think of anything that makes a person more desperate than being in pain? You can’t stand it. Maybe you’ll fall for anything that promises to end your pain. My mother-in-la
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Jun 21, 2017

At a dinner party, a friend told me that she and her sister were making the four hour round trip from Hartford to Stamford Connecticut and back twice a week to check in on their 93-year-old mother

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