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Long-Term Care Options

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The growth of the senior population is calling attention to the rising demand for long-term services. Know the following terms related to long-term care courtesy of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. From home health care to institutional care, seniors have a variety of services from which to choose depending on their state of health.

 

Long Term Care Options

Know your long-term care options.

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Free Guide to Taking Medicines Safely

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Take Medications Safely

Call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 for your free guide.

Prescription Medicines and You, published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is a free guide that gives practical tips on how to take medicines safely.

It also gives advice on questions to ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. To get a copy of this brochure, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295.


10 Tips for Family Caregivers

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Family Care Givers

Resources for family caregivers are available.

Are you caught up in the sandwich generation – working a full-time job and caring for children and parents? Perhaps you live far away from your parents and are trying to provide care long distance? Do you have a parent or spouse recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease?

SOURCE: caregiveraction.org

Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional caregiver, there are resources available to you. Go to the Caregiver Action Network and check out 10 Tips for Family Caregivers. In addition, the Caregiver Action Network provides caregiver information and support resources, from spotlighting elder care issues to getting home health services for your loved one.