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In-Home Care For Seniors: What Types of Services Are Available?

Searching for the best care options for an aging loved one might seem like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double to over 98 million by 2060. Thankfully, so has the wide range of in-home care options for taking care of seniors.

4 Reasons to Treat Elders with Care and Respect

As parents or elderly family members age, it may seem like there’s been a role reversal – the people who kept you away from danger as a kid and guided you through life may suddenly be the ones in need of care.

While in dire cases you might feel like you’re the adult taking care of a child, treating or talking to seniors like children is never the answer. Research from AARP shows the negative impact of “elderspeak,” or speaking differently to seniors such as talking in a louder voice or dumbing down sentences (think baby talk but for the elderly), finding that talking to adults like kids is both unhelpful and hurtful.