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Family Caregivers Step In After Hospital Stays; How Diabetics Can Protect Eyesight

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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When Your Loved One Comes Home From The Hospital

Mom tripped on the garden hose while walking to get the mail. She had surgery to repair a torn shoulder. The surgery went fine and now she’s coming home. But with her arm out of commission and a long sheet of post-op instructions, she can’t manage on her own.

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10 Best Ways to Take Care of YOU

Preventative care is one of the most important investments you can make in living life well.

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Home Care Can Help Family Caregivers Beat Depression

Today, nearly one-third of all Americans—that’s more than 45 million of us—are providing care for an elderly or disabled loved one. Caregiving can be tremendously rewarding. It is an integral part of human nature to take care of those we love. But these rewards often are accompanied by stress and anxiety.

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Downsizing Boomers Are Upsizing Comforts

The aging and retiring of American baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – introduces a shift toward smaller homes and vehicles, but does not reduce the demand for high-end luxury in these homes and vehicles.

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Dealing with Estates and Inheritances

Too often, families fight over inheritances. The clash may be over heirlooms, land, or money, and these fights erupt when there isn’t a will and even at times when estate-planning measures were put in practice. Sometimes, these conflicts are the last straw for families under stress, and family members may swear that they will never speak to one another again. The best way to reduce and avoid these conflicts is by anticipating these conflicts.

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Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

Some seniors think Medicare made a mistake. Others are stunned when they find out that being in a hospital for days doesn’t always mean they were actually admitted. Instead, they received observation care, considered by Medicare to be an outpatient service. The observation designation means they can have higher out-of-pocket expenses and fewer Medicare benefits. Yet, a government investigation found that observation patients often have the same health problems as those who are admitted.

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"Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me . . "

We’ve all experienced it: You try to remember a word, a phone number, or—most commonly—someone’s name, and you just can’t quite bring it to mind. You feel like you are so close to finding the word in your head!

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Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Wearable Health Sensors Are Just a Wrist Away

Today, biometrics engineers and tech firms across the globe are speedily developing sensors and wearable technologies that can monitor your health from a distance.

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