Caregiving

When It's Time To Start Parenting Your Parent

Caregiving for a parent is one of the common forms of caregiving. Eventually, most caregivers reach a point where they feel as though they have become their parent’s parent. It can be a confusing adjustment for everyone involved. From juggling doctors appointments, to an increase of home healthcare supplies, and taking on the daily respo...Read More

Caregivers Can Travel, Too! Here's How to Prepare!

Traveling for caregivers can seem impossible. But it’s not! Whether you’re catching a flight or heading off on a road trip, take these tips into consideration before you leave the house! Call ahead! Be prepared by calling to find the local hospitals, care centers and pharmacies. In case of an emergency you’re already informed...Read More

Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

Feeling priced out of the long-term care insurance market these days? You're not alone. According to figures from Genworth Financial, the sales of long-term care, or LTC, insurance plummeted 32 percent between 2005 and 2009. This is in part due to premium hikes that reflect increasing claims on existing policies and the potential impact o...Read More

How To Avoid Long-Term Care Insurance Scams

As long-term care insurance rates catapult and policy benefits plunge, many aging Americans who thought they had good coverage are discovering just the opposite. On top of that, some consumers are losing thousands of dollars each year to fraud. That's what victims of four Pennsylvania men believed to have scammed dozens of seniors out of premi...Read More

Middle-aged, unpaid caregivers for elderly relatives

Jeris Baker lives with her 91-year-old father in his Land Park home and takes care of him. She pays his bills. She doles out the 17 medications he takes every day for issues ranging from dementia to heart problems and macular degeneration. She watches over him at night, worried about his sleep apnea. She takes him to the doctor and deals with the m...Read More

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