Caregiving

5 Ideas to Prevent Financial Exploitation

According to Comparitech, a cyber security research company, more than 334,000 incidents of elder financial exploitation are reported each year, causing more than $6.3 billion in losses. Throughout my career, I have been exposed to many instances of exploitation, including a family that thought it was OK to keep their mom in one room of …

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3 Vitamins Caregivers (and Older Adults) May Need to Supplement

Family Caregivers, most of whom are over the age of 55, are at a higher risk for health issues due to the stress of day-to-day caregiving. Nutrition is something we usually brush aside for other matters, such as doctors appointments and ensuring our family’s happiness, but it is at the core of remaining vibrant and …

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Showing Gratitude during National Family Caregiver Month

November is a time to recognize the more than 40 million family caregivers across this country who help aging parents, ill spouses, and disabled individuals remain safe and as independent as possible. Family caregivers are often hardworking individuals who work full time, manage children, and care for their family members after hours—they are the unsung …

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How Physical Therapy Can Help You Be a Safer Caregiver

Physical therapists (PTs) can be a huge asset for caregivers PTs can help you be a safer caregiver through answering questions about implementing home exercise programs, proper equipment use, and minimize falls and accidents. Alyssa O’Krent PT, DPT, OCS, our Physical Therapist expert, works at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in Central Texas. Check out their …

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