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Fighting with a Senior Parent on Safety vs. Independence

It’s a conflict that arises for numerous families: older adults adamantly like to age in place in their own homes, while their loved ones worry about their well-being. And there’s an argument to be made in both cases. Seniors, especially individuals who live alone, deal with many different risks: falls that may lead to serious injury,

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Posted in: Long-Term Care Planning, Overcoming Home Care Objections, Senior Health, Senior Home Health Care Tips, Senior Independence, Senior Safety, Senior Support 

Boston Area Senior Care Tips: Care Planning When You Don’t Have Children

Are you a “solo ager“? This is the new term being passed around to describe baby boomers who do not have children. This strong and independent group faces various unique issues in aging, namely who to designate as guardian and decision-maker if ever they become unable to do so themselves.

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Medicare Denials: How Older Adults Can Get the Coverage They Need

Medicare coverage of medicines for seniors is often crucial, especially because on average, older adults take a shocking 15-18 prescription medications. And with the standard pricetag of over $11,000 per year for the most common prescription drugs prescribed by doctors for the elderly, it usually is debilitating when Medicare suddenly declines coverage.

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Looking to Increase Your Company’s Bottom Line? North River Home Care Can Help!

As we mentioned in our last blog post, companies that assist employees with their elder care responsibilities see not only happier employees, but also a more profitable bottom line. Why? Statistics show that:

  • Nearly 75% of family caregivers have had to change jobs or stop working because of the demands of family caregiving
  • Increased absenteeism and workday interruptions are reported,
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