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The Caring Professionals Resource Center contains a range of informative and useful articles, videos, and forms intended to support those receiving care and their loved ones, as well as caregivers, both family and professional.

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Help! My Mother is Wandering!

Understanding and responding to a senior’s wandering is critical. It is a matter of safety for a person who may be disoriented, have Alzheimer’s, or be responding to medication in a dangerous manner. What is a child to do? Wandering usually presents during the middle stage of dementia. A senior may have Parkinson’s related dementia, […]

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CDPAP, why a Designated Representative might be the answer

It seems ideal. You don’t have to wait and figure out who will be a good fit to provide your mother with the personal care she is entitled to through Medicaid long term care. You and your mom will feel safer because it will be someone you chose. You will outline the job and make […]

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How to Assess a Home for Senior Safety: Age in Place Part 1

You and your mother want her to live long and live well. She wants to stay at home and won’t consider moving near her children. You get it. She wants her dignity. She wants to keep her friends, her neighbors, her church, her senior center, and her stores. She wants to continue to be as […]

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How Tech can Help your Caregiving in 2024

Embracing Modern Tech in Caregiving: A Guide for 2024 As we step into the new year, consider enhancing your caregiving approach with modern technology. This guide is designed for those caring for elderly loved ones and are adept in using apps, technology, and AI. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or just beginning, these tips can […]

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I want CDPAP but I can’t find a PA

Family members won’t work for you. Or maybe they can’t work for you. Friends are not available. What’s a person to do? How can you find someone to provide the personal care you need if you are entitled to home care through Medicaid in New York State? This is a very common challenge to seniors […]

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Creativity and Caregiving

What Me? Creative? I’m Just a Caregiver! It feels like you have no life. Between supervising your mother’s home care, paying her bills, making sure there is food in her refrigerator, keeping her company, and being on top of medical appointments, you feel like you don’t have time for anything. You lose time at work […]

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How to have Hopeful Holidays with your Senior

The world is full of bad news. Wars, violence, worries about the economy, and global warming calamities are on our minds and our screens. This year the holidays present a bigger challenge for joy and good cheer. Music and decorations can’t make us feel good and optimistic about the future right now.Our aging parents are […]

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What do I need to know about Guardianship for a Senior?

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be legal advice. It is based on information provided by PSS but in no way constitutes full information on a complex topic. Navigating the complexities of guardianship is a pivotal step for families concerned about a loved one’s ability to care for themselves. Often considered a last resort, […]

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How to talk to your Senior about Driving

When you notice accidents, scrapes on the car’s body, traffic tickets, or mistakes while driving, it’s time to act. On the other hand, driving means independence. So, this will be a hard conversation to hold. There are some tools available that will help with this conversation. A four-module training video offered by AARP provides a […]

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How to be the Boss in your CDPAP

Stepping into the CDPAP role places you at the helm of your personal care, transforming you from a service recipient to a decisive employer. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is not just about receiving care, but actively managing it. As a CDPAP employer, you articulate your needs, choose your assistants, and lead with […]

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