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Whether you care for aging parents in your own home, or manage elder care plans from a distance, most of us don't know where to go for reliable answers — or even what questions to ask. We've included an article titled Elder Care 101 — First Steps that's written especially for new caregivers. It includes several very helpful Elder Care Checklists.
To help you find the right local eldercare services for your loved one, you could use the ElderCarelink service which has established a nationwide network of carefully screened eldercare providers and facilities. ElderCarelink provides this referral service free of charge.
Within minutes of completing their brief Needs Survey, you will receive a detailed email report listing care providers in your area who match your specific requirements. Last year, over 100,000 families utilized this service in their search for high-quality senior care. Click here to use the ElderCarelink service.
The specialized language of elder care includes terms and phrases that are not familiar to many people — perhaps even confusing — especially for new caregivers. To help you understand the terminology, here's a comprehensive Glossary of Terms that also includes easy-to-understand explanations of related financial, insurance and legal terms.
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