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Even as adults, children look at their parents as strongest, most caring and independent people they know. Unfortunately, there will come a time when your parent’s age impacts their health and the parent/child roles become reversed. If you are caring for your elderly parents or are in the beginning stages of caring for your parent’s, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone, there are more than 40 million caregivers in the U.S. and 90 percent of them are caring for an aging loved one.

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Since increasingly more aging adults are being diagnosed with dementia, the number of professional care providers who're trained to handle people with cognitive impairment is slowly increasing.

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As a cherished one ages, one of the questions Which may think of you or your loved ones is the way to inform the difference between the cognitive changes associated with “ordinary aging” and the ones that could signal serious underlying health conditions, like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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If you’re looking for someone who can help your loved one to maintain their independence, live a fgood life, and give you the peace of mind that your cherished one is taken care of, 1st Meridian Care Services is available to help! 

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As a family caregiver, your liability will be to ensure your cherished one is safe, healthy and getting the care they want.

A lot of men and women express the desire to stay to their very own home as they age, a wish that may be granted with the assistance of professional in-homecare. However, selling a grownup on the concept that letting an outside caregiver--who's most likely a stranger--in their home is tough.

Here are some strategies to make this conversation Somewhat easier for everyone involved:

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Stepping in when an elder needs care is difficult. Below are 22 common signs to recognize when an aging loved one needs additional help. Whether the change is sudden or gradual, there are certain signs you can look for that indicate when your loved one is having trouble attending to their own needs.

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Members of the family of aging adults normally traveling one of two paths to becoming a caregiver: the abrupt sprint, or the gradual march. The abrupt sprint towards providing care for a precious one is frequently put off by an unexpected event--a stroke, a fall, complications from surgery--which acts as a catalyst, escalating your family member’s maintenance requires practically overnight.

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As your parents and other loved one's age, you may notice that their mobility is beginning to decline. This is common and is simply one of the issues with aging, but it can be extremely distressful for both you and your elderly loved one. Even small, minor difficulties for your elderly loved ones can have a significant impact on their life.

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November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month. Long-term awareness month is a time to recognize and show support for both seniors who are receiving long-term care and for those who are providing long-term care. This type of care is overwhelming for seniors and their caregivers as they figure out how they are going to pay for care, what role the family members play in providing care and when and who should make the decision that senior loved ones need extra help.

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Caring for your aging parents can be touching, but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful situation, but when you include sibling rivalry into the mix, the situation can become extremely emotional and physically draining. When adult siblings become aware of the fact that their parents aren’t “themselves” and they need help, it’s common for the old roles and the competitiveness of siblings to resurface.

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