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Putting Your Affairs in Order? Some Resources to Help

Putting Your Affairs in Order? Some Resources to Help

Whether you are considering getting your own personal and financial affairs in order, to organize them for your loved ones, or you are left with the task of doing this on behalf of a loved one who has passed away, there are many resources out there that can help guide...
I’m Turning 65 and Still Working. Do I Need Medicare?

I’m Turning 65 and Still Working. Do I Need Medicare?

If you are still working, is it necessary to sign up for Medicare? This is a frequent question, and one that everyone who is working beyond age 65 needs to understand. There is lots of good information out there. The Medicare website is just one of them. In general,...

Signature Strength: Courage

In the tradition of “positive psychology,” we encourage family caregivers to know and use their signature strengths. These personality traits can become reliable tools. Courage, for example, has many faces beyond bravado and derring-do. See if you...

Making the home safer

Most hazards around the home are obvious once you are made aware of them. But they are easily overlooked in the course of day-to-day living. Don’t let your loved one get injured because of a simple oversight! Here’s a home safety audit you can do yourself....

Preparing for Hip or Knee Replacement

If your loved one is slated for joint surgery, don’t underestimate the impact. Expect that he or she will have reduced energy and greater needs. Limited mobility will create surprising challenges. Things you take for granted will need extra care and attention....

Signature Strength: Wisdom

Each of us has strengths . . . and, well, areas that could use improvement. As a family caregiver, you may often feel inadequate. Or guilty. Or think that you aren’t doing enough. Such negative self-assessments are common. A more balanced assessment would...