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Can people get paid to take care of a family member? There are certain situations where an informal caregiver who is a family member can get paid for their work around caregiving. Payment may come from a long-term care insurance policy or the parent. However, in order to qualify the payment must be handled through … Read more

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There are two main types of care for seniors who are aging in place and need help in caring for themselves: The first is formal, which means that a paid professional takes care of the older adult.   The second type is an informal caregiver, which covers many of the same responsibilities and, in many instances, … Read more

Before determining what type of care your loved one needs, to successfully age in place, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what the activities of daily living (ADLs) are and what role they play in determining the needs of an older adult. Thinking about ADLs will also help you make a sound plan. … Read more