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Starting A Mentorship Program In Your Facility

June 8, 2018
The healthcare worker shortage is at the forefront of the issues plaguing the healthcare industry, so it’s no surprise that many physicians, nurses and othe
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Three Common Misconceptions About Travel Nursing

May 8, 2018
Lots of uncertainty can follow when decided on a new experience, such as a profession that involves travel. Most people grow weary of the unknown, especiall
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Financial Planning Tips for Seniors

May 1, 2018
Getting older often presents a new set of changes and challenges in the lives of those affected. You’ve most likely spent most of your adult life living nea
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How Can A Care Manager Help

April 18, 2018
It’s not something we like to think about, but as our parents and other loved ones age they will become less independent and begin to need long-term care. C
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44 Elderly Care Provider Interview Questions

January 31, 2017
ElderCare.com's list of 44 senior care provider sample interview questions you’ll need to find the right caregiver for you or your loved one!
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5 Ways to Stay Healthy After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

January 17, 2017
A mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming. The rare, asbestos-related cancer usually develops in the protective lining of the lungs or abdomen. Mesothelioma can take decades to develop, but once it does, it is aggressive and debilitating. It is important to stay as healthy as possible when living with mesothelioma. Aside from treatments, there are several things seniors can do to increase survival rates and improve overall quality of life.
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Should Seniors Allow Life Insurance to Lapse to Save Money?

December 6, 2016
Studies have shown that over a quarter of seniors let their life insurance lapse. Sometimes this is because of financial reasons. Some people intentionally let their insurance lapse because they don’t think they need it anymore. Insurance needs can decrease as we age and as our loved ones become financially dependent, but it’s important that you review life insurance options with the person in your care and make sure their needs are being met.
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The 7 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

October 30, 2016
All people get to a point in their lives where they need a little extra help. However, the reality is that you can’t always depend on family to provide this help. Rather than moving into an assisted care facility, many seniors are opting for in-home care because of the many benefits and flexibility it offers. It is the perfect option for seniors who require some assistance, but not enough to warrant moving into a retirement home.
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How to Decrease Senior Falling Risks During Autumn & Winter

October 29, 2016
Senior falls are increasingly common. With 20%-30% of seniors experiencing a fall each year, they are a leading cause of injury-related hospital visits among seniors. With autumn here and with winter in the not too distant future, the change of season increases the risk for seniors. While many assume that falls happen due to unfamiliarity with surroundings, the truth is that most falls during autumn and winter occur at home.
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