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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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Why Consider Changing Your Space to Age in Place?

No, we are not suggesting that you move. Most seniors want to age in place. A recent AARP study found that 77% of Americans age 45+ want to age in their own home. Only 10% favored an assisted living facility, 2% preferred a nursing home, and 11% were unsure or refused to respond. People consider […]

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Kitchen Remodeling for Safe Aging in Place

Designing Kitchens with Independence in Mind: Essential Modifications for Aging Safely at Home Kitchens are more than just places to prepare and enjoy food. They are often the center of a home, a place where people gather for convivial family time and celebration. Kitchens, on the other hand, are also places to store food, transfer […]

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The Solar Eclipse and Your Senior

The upcoming solar eclipse is a marvellous opportunity to discuss science and recall memories of eclipses past. Mark the date April 8 on your calendar; that’s the day of the total solar eclipse. The next one will be on August 23, 2044, so this may be the last opportunity for your senior to experience this […]

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Just for Fun! What to do with your elderly parents this spring.

It’s the in between time before spring has changed things up. The sun is shining but it’s still cold. The wind is blowing, and winter clothes are still in order. It’s too early to go on outdoor outings. Upper respiratory infections and viruses are still a threat. What to do with your elderly parents? Winter […]

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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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