Following up on the scam post

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Sometimes a caregiver is a combination of maid, doctor, spiritual adviser and amateur no scam imagedetective. You have to wear many different hats, and sometimes doing those things for your parents can feel awkward. No matter how old we get, our parents are still our parents and it can feel uncomfortable turning over responsibilities.

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Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

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The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we will go through.  To start with, it’s hard to go through the reversal of parent and child.  All your life, mom or dad were the strong ones.  They were the ones you ran to for help and who were always there to tell you…

“It’s ok. Everything will be all right.”

But now as your parent ...

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Home For the Holidays: Checking on Mom and Dad

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Being home for the holidays is a great time to review your senior loved ones health and living situation. Check out this infographic below about what to look for,

[INFOGRAPHIC] Holiday Check-In with Mom and Dad

If you notice your loved one is having trouble remembering to take their medications or keeping them organized, Alert Response can help. Check out our medication dispensers. They can set up to four daily ...

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Care giving and Guilt

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If the job of being a caregiver only involved giving help to your aging parent, such as doing the dishes and helping fill out the Medicare paperwork, your life would be considerably easier.  And if that were the case, even if there was a lot to do, the problem of caregiver burn out would not be such an issue.
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But the real drain on you and your loved one comes from the emotional toll that the ...

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