Ashley is responsible for the planning and creation of AgingCare.com’s award-winning content. As a teenager, she assisted in caring for her step-father during his three-year battle with colon cancer. Now, through her work at AgingCare.com, she strives to inform and empower the caregivers who devote so much to helping and healing the ones they love.

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There’s nothing more reassuring than finding a caregiver who goes above and beyond in their role. So, when the holidays roll around, what is the best way to thank these compassionate people for treating our loved ones like family?

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease that causes both motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms. There are two main rating scales used to describe the stages of Parkinson’s and the symptoms to expect during each.

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Veterans who are confined to their homes due to age, illness or disability may be able to receive a tax-free monetary benefit from the VA to help them pay for long-term care and support services.

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Occasional constipation is one of many common bowel problems in the elderly. Learn about symptoms to look for, possible causes and treatment options that can help minimize discomfort.

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Medicaid long-term care eligibility requirements can be confusing. Learn how a senior can qualify for Medicaid and what long-term care services are covered.

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The loss of smell with age is a natural and common phenomenon. While changes in sense of smell are a minor annoyance for most, they can affect a senior’s eating habits and may point to underlying health issues.

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When an elderly loved one winds up in the hospital, things happen so quickly that it can leave family members overwhelmed by their new roles as advocates and caregivers. Take these 7 steps to quickly get organized and better manage their care.

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Family caregivers are vital to helping seniors age in place, but the care they provide often comes at a huge personal cost. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of resources and government programs that pay family caregivers for their services.

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A tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help low-income veterans who require the aid and attendance of another person pay for care services in their own homes and in residential settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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Veterans with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia may be eligible for certain benefits and services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some current and surviving spouses of veterans may qualify for limited VA support as well.

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Beneficiaries who have limited income and resources may qualify for help paying Medicare premiums and other out-of-pocket health care costs. Learn how MSPs could save a senior hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.

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Learn how a tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help financially needy veterans make ends meet.

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An estate plan that will safeguard a senior’s health and finances consists of a will, advance directives and powers of attorney. Familiarize yourself with these basic legal documents before estate planning begins.

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For caregivers and their loved ones with dementia, respite care is critical. Finding the best type of short-term dementia care depends on a senior’s mental and physical health, the extent of their care team’s support, and their budget.

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Seniors over age 65 should receive an annual flu shot to safeguard their health. A high-dose vaccine provides increased protection from infection in individuals who have weaker immune systems.

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Any dementia caregiver who has been mortified by a loved one’s public meltdown has contemplated limiting the frequency of their outings. Use these tips to prevent and defuse agitation and handle meltdowns with tact.

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Providing care for a senior can be very rewarding, but without a balanced care plan and regular respite, family caregivers risk developing serious mental and physical health problems of their own.

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Medicare pays for senior rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility, but only for a limited time and under certain circumstances. Be aware of Medicare’s rules for rehab coverage to avoid costly surprises.

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Depending on the circumstances, Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care insurance, and veteran’s programs may cover senior care at home. Explore these and other sources of financial assistance for elderly home care.

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Advance directives are useful for end-of-life care planning, but there's another tool that goes one step further. POLST forms enable terminally ill elders to turn their future care preferences into explicit medical orders for doctors and first responders.

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