Aware Senior Care Blog

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Helpful Support Groups for Dementia Caregivers in Wake County

You just can’t change some of the circumstances you find yourself in as a family caregiver for a loved one who has dementia. Maybe it’s your Mom who absolutely refuses to take a shower no matter how many times you ask her. She tells you she did (and you know she didn’t) and it’s a […]

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How Can Elder Abuse be Prevented? Here’s How.

Just imagine for a moment – you’re a senior living in a nursing home, in an assisted living facility, or at home with a professional caregiver. It’s difficult to get around and you aren’t as sharp as you used to be. You rely on people you don’t even know to take care of you. How […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Home Care Agency

By Tim Murray Choosing a home care agency is an important step to helping your loved one live well and thrive at home. We help families do this every day – and we walked through the process for our own parents too. It can be a daunting process when you begin, and you want to […]

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Aware Caregiver Earns National Recognition

Congratulations to our Sharon Hader recognized nationally by The Senior’s Choice as Caregiver of the Season for Spring 2019!    Each quarter our nationally recognized membership network – The Seniors Choice fields applications from the 200+ home care agencies in this network in the US and Canada. For the first time in our agency’s five year […]

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the cost of home care
The Cost of Home Care Makes Planning Ahead Crucial: USA Today

Understanding long-term care and the potential cost of home care Long-term care refers to an umbrella of services designed to help you with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing. Contrary to popular belief, these services aren’t covered by health insurance, Medicare or disability insurance. Medicaid does cover long-term care services, but […]

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short term care insurance
The Expert Guide to Short Term Care Insurance You Need to Have

Finding coverage for long term care costs can be a drawn out, confusing, and eventually an expensive decision. Once you decide you need it, usually after watching a family member need care, you have to start looking at the multitude of options out there and consider how each will work for you, your budget, and […]

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How to Handle a Long Term Care Crisis: Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Don’t underestimate the level of care for a loved one with Dementia It can be extremely difficult to acknowledge the declining mental state of a loved one, even if they are already diagnosed. You might know they need additional care, but you avoid the topic for a variety of reasons. Where do you begin? What […]

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ADLs and IADLs: 12 things you need to know to provide quality care

Independence is something we attain early in life, some earlier than others. From that point on, we feel empowered, in control of our own destiny. But what happens when we are no longer able to maintain our independence? How can we tell when it’s time to ask for help or, in the case of a […]

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How to Overcome Caregiver Role Strain and Stay Positive in Midlife

If you want to live comfortably during your mid-life years (ages 45-60), you need a game plan that puts your ideal life into motion. Most people in this age group often find themselves in the role of family caregiver, a role that can add unexpected stress and strain to your life. I was 50 years […]

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long term care insurance
Long Term Care Insurance Policies: Address the Elephant in the Room

Gina and I would like to share our experience in researching and securing a long term care insurance policy (LTCi). The “elephant in the room” as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary: “If you say there is an elephant in the room, you mean that there is an obvious problem or difficult situation that people do […]

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