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  1. Challenges To Starting A Home Care Business

    Starting a non medical home care business dedicated to helping seniors stay in their homes can be a daunting task even for those who have already worked in the industry. As the old saying goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Where do you start? What should be on your list of tasks before you open your doors for business? Does your state require a license to operate such a business? What type of legal entity should you create? How will you market your business and stand out from your already embedded local competition? How will you answer questions like: “How long have you been in business?”, or “What’s the difference between you and the other two companies I just interviewed?” In addition, operational issues like who will be answering your agency main phone line when someone calls need to be addressed so that the call doesn’t go to voicemail and lose the potential customer.

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  2. How to Know When You Need Extra Help with Caring for Your Loved One

    Caring for an elderly loved one can be a full-time job. When you are providing care for a senior, it can be difficult to meet all aspects of care, such as doctors’ appointments and meal preparation, while trying to maintain your own family life. When you are responsible for the care and well-being of an aging parent or another family member, it is important to recognize when you need additional help. While you want to provide care for your loved one, sometimes help is needed when the daily needs of your family member become too much to handle. Read on to see common signs of extra help needed with caregiving.

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  3. 4 Things to Consider When Setting Up Care for Aging Loved Ones

    As your parent’s age, you may need to consider setting up care for them in their senior years. Whether you choose to do this yourself or have assistance, it is a plan that needs to be formulated and put in place long before it is ever needed. You can sit and discuss items with your parents on what their wishes are in the future should their need for extra assistance arise. This way they feel a part of the process and do not feel as though you’ve abandoned them.

    Here are some ideas and topics to consider when it’s time to plan the care your aging loved one needs.

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  4. How to Tell When a Loved One Needs More Care Than What You Can Give Them

    We all have that special elderly loved one in our lives who may need some attention soon. Whether it is an aunt, uncle, mother, father, brother, sister, or even a cousin, one of these days, they will need more care than we can provide them. But, how do you know when that time comes? How can you tell when your elderly loved one is ready for assisted living or even a full-time nursing home? Here are a few of the first signs that your loved one might need more care than you can give them.

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  5. 5 Tips to Help Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Depression During the Holidays

    While most people consider the holidays a wonderful and exciting time, it sadly is a time where many of the elderly in the community can fall into a deep depression. Whether you’re a caregiver or a loved one, knowing a few tips to assist them through this season and avoid depression is vital to making sure they enjoy the rest of the year.

    There are a few things you can do to help your loved ones to avoid that overwhelming depression that can come around this time of year.

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  6. 5 Tips to Help Reduce Holiday Stress For You and Your Loved One

    The holidays are times of fun, excitement, family gatherings and more. While they are exciting and fun, they also bring around a lot of stress for you as the caregiver and your aging loved one. Knowing what steps to take to keep both of you in good spirits is important to helping you all have a successful and enjoyable holiday season. Here you’ll find five tips to help you reduce stress around the holiday season and ensure you all have a wonderful time together.

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