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How to thank a nurse this Nurse's Week and every day of the year.

During National Nurses Week, take the time to celebrate the tireless and diligent efforts of nurses in your community! Here are five ways to thank a nurse and show your appreciation.

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Older Adults and COVID: The Mental Health Impact and Hope for the Future

Now that we are beginning to re-engage with loved ones, our commitment is to be a part of the solution. At Home Care Assistance, we care deeply about our client and their families. Let’s all work together to improve the mental health of older adults.

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The Value Clients Receive when Home Care Assistance and Geriatric Care Managers Work Together

Given that most older adults want to age in their home, Home Care Assistance and GCM’s make this possible and affordable. Both GCM’s and Home Care Assistance are flexible and can adjust their time and efforts to adapt to a family’s needs and budget.

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A Bright Future: Home Care Assistance and the COVID-19 Vaccine

At Home Care Assistance, we recognize and celebrate the incredible resilience and commitment of our caregiving staff. This past year has presented challenges to all of us and none more than the front-line workers that serve our most vulnerable population. We remain committed to educating and supporting our caregivers in the continuing efforts to fight this virus.

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5 Enrichment Resources for Your Clients that Benefit the Mind, Body and Spirit

Your clients are your business. Many of your clients have lived through some tough times, and their resilience is admirable. But, they were probably younger when they had to endure challenges, and vigilance is more important than ever. A positive attitude tempered with the realities of uncertainty is an excellent place to start. Encouraging growth and reinforcing mental, social, and physical improvement is the right thing to do.

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Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) What it is and What to do About it

You have undoubtedly heard of Afib either because you or someone you know has been diagnosed with it. Any kind of heart condition requires immediate attention and treatment. Afib is a heart condition that can have serious consequences if left untreated. The best approach to heart health is to stop and take an honest look at your overall lifestyle and health habits. It’s never too late to get started on a path to lifelong wellness.

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How to Know When to Start Home Care

Talking with your clients about the benefits of home care should be part of any estate or long-term plan. The decision to start home care can be hard for families, but understanding the future consequences of delaying that decision can help put things in perspective.

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Planning for the Future: The Cost of Long-Term Care and Why it’s Important to Start Saving Today

As elder care professionals, our job is to give our clients options and the price tags associated with those options. Working through resistance and educating our clients will provide them with the confidence to make informed choices and the financial stability to support the lifestyle they want as they age.

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As a Professional Serving Seniors, How to Set Yourself up for Success in 2021

As we around the corner of what has been a challenging year, taking control of what you can will improve your attitude, health, and business.

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Predictions for the Senior Care Industry in 2021

What a year it has been. It is probably safe to say that there may be no single impetus for change in the senior care industry other than COVID-19. There is no sector of senior healthcare or senior housing that has not been affected by the pandemic. Big and small changes are coming to the senior care industry.

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The Changing Face of Home Care is Here to Stay

The home care industry is in a unique position to meet the health and wellness needs of a booming aging population. We will look at some of the trends this past year as we look towards a new year of opportunity and growth.

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The “Dark Winter”: What Seniors and Professionals Can Expect, and do to Prepare

We can all agree it has been a challenging year for seniors and professionals. A pandemic has disproportionately affected older adults and their families, causing stress and heartache. This winter will test everyone’s resolve to stay safe and find creative ways to continue to do business and serve our clients.

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Thanksgiving and the Holidays: Not the Usual Year

Each of us has the ability and the responsibility to do what we can to help our clients, patients, residents, and their families through this challenging holiday experience.

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Case Management and Estate Planning Week

Case management and estate planning might seem unconnected at first glance. However, they are vitally important services for older adults and their families as they navigate the aging landscape.

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Alternatives to Family Caregiving

Families are the backbone of caregiving in the U.S. Anyone is potentially a caregiver. Spouses, friends, grandchildren, children, nieces, and nephews are all caregivers in growing numbers.

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How to Know When an Aging Adult Needs Caregiving: Signs to Look for

Most people think of caregiving as providing hands-on care to a family member, whether by a home care provider or another member of the family. The reality is that caregiving can start slowly or happen suddenly.

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Aging Parents Moving in with Adult Children: Considerations Before Making the Move

Aging parents are moving in with adult children for various reasons and the trend appears to be growing. Assisted living costs are going up, and as people live longer, it can be a challenge to make assets last a lifetime.

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Social Isolation And The Risk Of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Now, with an unprecedented pandemic on our hands, senior living communities are challenged to keep infections from entering their communities. As parts of the economy open up, assisted living and nursing homes, understandably, remain locked down further exacerbating problems associated with social isolation.

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How Power Partners Can Align During This Challenging Time to Provide Clients With Guidance

Older adults are one of the most vulnerable segments of the population at any time. COVID-19 has exacerbated the risks to their health and lifestyle. In these times, seniors face greater isolation, delays or interruptions in medical care, fear of interacting with care professionals who may carry the virus, and prolonged separation from loved ones.

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Long-Distance Caregiving in the Time of COVID-19

Older adults often find themselves faced with social isolation. With COVID-19–whether seniors live at home or are in a community–this isolation has been magnified. Long distance caregivers aren’t able to travel, and seniors must follow social distancing guidelines. This is extremely hard on older adults and their loved ones.

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Why a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) and a Home Care Company Partnership Enhances the Quality of Life for Older Adults

In this day and age, we are more concerned about our elders than ever before. The COVID-19 fatality rate for patients over 80 is 15% (the overall case fatality rate is 2.3%).

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What Seniors and their Financial Advisor Should Consider in Times of Uncertainty

Since the onset of COVID-19, millions of people have been concerned about their financial situation, rightly so with a tanking stock market and hundreds of thousands of businesses shuttered nationwide. And, for your clients who are seniors, reasons for serious trepidation are twofold: They have well-founded fears for their health and wellbeing, as well as their finances and retirement savings.

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Understanding the Difference Between a Private Hire, a Home Care Agency and a Family Caregiver

Deciding on the right home care provider to suit your clients can be confusing and oftentimes overwhelming for them. Here you’ll find the pros and cons of the three most popular options: a privately hired caregiver, a home care agency and a family caregiver. The first bit of knowledge your clients will need when it comes to considering home care options is the types of services they can expect to fall under the umbrella of “home care.”

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Helping Families Understand the True Cost of Aging

It’s no secret that the trend in the decades to come is that there will be fewer working people to support the aging population. By 2035, the U.S. Census Bureau expects that, for the first time in U.S. history, older adults will outnumber children.

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