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For the Caregiver

A caregiver provides assistance in meeting the daily needs of another person.

Home safety is important when you're caring for an ill, aging, or disabled person. Use this helpful checklist as a guide.

Assistive equipment is any kind of tool or device that can help simplify caregiving or make the environment safer for an ill, disabled, or elderly person.

More than 22 million Americans are involved in some form of helping elderly family members or friends with their daily routines. If you're part of this group, whether you call yourself a caregiver, or simply a good daughter or son, you know that caring for an aging parent or friend has its rewards and its trials.

Life expectancy in the U.S. has increased in recent years. This has created a fairly new and growing area of healthcare and provider services, known as elder care. Elder care covers a wide variety of issues. Read on to learn more.

Many children of aging parents wait until there's a crisis, and then they're left scrambling for mediocre options. Here are some tips to start planning ahead.

Patient advocates fulfill many roles. They can can provide answers, education, support, and care to patients. Read on to learn more.

When older adults need others to help them with medical, physical, or emotional needs over an extended period of time, they need long-term care.

Most older people are independent. But later in life, you or someone you love may need help with everyday activities, such as shopping, cooking and bathing.

If you’re interested in joining an online support group, read on to learn more about finding one that's right for you.