Caregiving Advice and Information

Most of us are thrown into caregiving without warning, and some of us saw it coming. Regardless of the journey you took to get here, the bottom line is that we can all use a little help occasionally. That is why we want to provide you with resources on some of the most common challenges caregivers face. This section includes tips and advice on how to make the most of your caregiving experience.

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Simplifying the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

Original Medicare is a federal program that helps the elderly and disabled afford care while Medicare Advantage is an alternative to Original Medicare that gives people more options. Lear more about the differences.

Immunizations After Age 65


Which Immunizations are Necessary After Age 65?

Immunizations are an essential part of health care throughout your life. However, the vaccinations you need will change as you age. People over the age of 65 typically have a higher risk of contracting specific illnesses. There are the most common vaccines needed for people over the age of 65.

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How Do I Address My Feelings as a Caregiver?

It's essential to understand your emotions so you can communicate with your family and friends about how you are feeling.

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Tips for Caregiving

If you are providing unpaid care to a frail family member or friend with a serious illness and are performing some or most of the following tasks—you are in a caregiving role.

Active Seniors


Motivating Your Loved One to Participate in Activities

Understand the varied benefits of keeping seniors active and learn how to overcome challenges to motivate them.

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Continuum of Care: The Importance of Seamless, Uninterrupted Care

Continuum of care often leads to improved overall health and reduced health care costs.

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When Your Loved One is Far Away: Tips for Long-distance Caregiving

Caring for a loved one far away can be difficult. Read some helpful tips on how to manage some of the most common challenges.

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Balancing Caregiving Responsibilities

Caregiving can have a significant impact on your life. Balancing your caregiving responsibilities and personal life is key to being a successful caregiver.

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Caregivers Have Rights Too: A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

So much energy and attention go into being a caregiver that we often forget about ourselves and our own needs. We often need to be reminded that we have rights as caregivers.