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3 Types of Technology That Help You Safely Age-In-Place

Using technology to help you successfully age-in-place is a smart way to keep costs down without sacrificing quality of care. We recommend older adults and their loved one’s first approach technology that makes aging-in-place safer and easier by identifying their needs first. Then, it’s easier to work backwards to find solutions that are cost-effective and…

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The Case for Senior Home Care: What Does the Evidence Show?

Home care advocates argue truthfully that most people want to age in their own homes. But, if there’s one idea we want to impart at CarePods it’s this: the right place to age is in the environment of YOUR choosing. Is that settled? Good.  The internet (and our very own blog!) contains many articles about whether…

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How To Communicate with Professional Caregivers About A Loved One

At some point in our lives, most of us will communicate with professional caregivers about a loved one. It’s important to prepare yourself for this eventuality so you can ensure the best possible care for your loved one.  We know it’s difficult to trust someone else with your loved one’s care and well-being. This is…

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Is Assisted Living Worth the Cost?

Assisted living is a popular and valuable service that many older adults use when they need more care and support than they can receive at home. Unfortunately, the average monthly cost of $4,300 for assisted living services leaves these communities financially out-of-reach for many older adults and their family members. While this post focuses on…

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How To Improve Communication With Your Adult Children

Improving communication with adult children helps you better navigate the natural ebbs and flows of your relationship as you age. In the past, we have written about the importance of setting boundaries with aging parents. But, we haven’t yet written about how aging parents can better communicate with their loved ones. That ends today!  In this…

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Three Inexpensive Home Improvements That Make Aging in Place Easier

More and more, older adults express a desire to age in their home instead of in a senior living community. One of the keys to a successful aging in place strategy is to make sure your environment is safe and easy to navigate.  As part of our service at CarePods, we continuously evaluate and make…

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Dementia Home Care: How To Respond When Loved Ones With Dementia Are Confused

If you are a caregiver providing dementia home care for a senior, you may find yourself in a situation where your loved one is confused. Confusion is often a byproduct of the memory loss and cognitive impairment that sadly accompanies a dementia diagnosis. It can be difficult to manage your emotions when a loved one…

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What Are Adult Day Care Services?

Adult Day Care, also called Adult Day Services, is a newer and fast-growing segment of the senior care industry. Adult day services vary per facility and state. But all offer seniors and those requiring monitoring and ongoing care a supervised, non-residential environment during the day. This necessary service can offer primary caregivers some relief while…

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3 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Nursing Homes and Age Independently

Most people want to avoid nursing homes and age independently at home for as long as possible. But, despite those wishes, many seniors find themselves in nursing home care sooner or later. Where’s the disconnect? As care professionals, we find that prospective clients express a desire to age-in-place, but struggle with putting a plan in…

Talking About Senior Care with Elderly Parents

Talking About Senior Care with Elderly Parents

It should be a straightforward conversation, but many adult children find that talking about senior care with elderly parents is a difficult task. As perceptions of aging change and new senior care options abound, adult children find it confusing when their parents are resistant to new options. This resistance, coupled with too much pressure from…