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5 Ways a Care Manager Can Help in a Nursing Home Community

When you have an aging loved one or family member with a disability in a Missouri or Illinois nursing home, developing effective ways to work with the staff might feel challenging. Nursing care facilities and senior housing communities often have […]

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Benefits of Medicare Home Health for You

When a loved one with a disability is ready to transition from a Missouri or Illinois hospital back to their home, the social worker or discharge planner may refer them to a home health provider. If you haven’t utilized the […]

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Coping with Unique Challenges During the Holidays

If your family is like most families, the holiday season means decorating your home, wrapping gifts and attending or hosting holiday parties. Festive lights and trimming the tree are often the start of the season. However, when a loved one […]

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What does Medicare Open Enrollment Mean to Me?

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is here! If you are a caregiver for a loved one with a disability or an older adult, this is an important deadline of which to be aware. It is the one time of year […]

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Does Your Brain Need a Personal Trainer?

Learning new things can give your brain a challenge. It is believed to be one of the best ways you can prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. But if you are a busy caregiver, finding time to routinely […]

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October is National Special Needs Law Month

Just as there are attorneys who specialize in elder care issues, there are others who are experts in the issues those living with special needs face. The field of special needs law is growing in response to the increasing number […]

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In Search of Compassion

If you are a health care professional working in a long-term care facility or the family member of a loved one living in a nursing home, compassion is a critical part of helping people cope. However, understanding what people with […]

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The Role Music Therapy Can Play in Stroke Recovery

If you are an Illinois or Missouri caregiver for a loved one recovering from the disabling effects of a stroke, this information will be of interest. Researchers have found that someone who has suffered a stroke that left them with […]

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Shoo the Flu Tips for Illinois & Missouri Caregivers

One unwelcome visitor we can count on returning every fall is the flu bug. Missouri and Illinois caregivers may wonder whether a loved one with a disability should get the vaccine or not. There are many myths about the virus […]

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Helping Families with Advance Care Planning

Most families probably agree that advance care planning is important. Knowing what a loved one’s wishes are in the event of a sudden accident or illness can help make a difficult situation a little less stressful. The problem is that […]

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