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The National Family Caregiver Support Program offers help to stressed caregivers

by Carol Bradley Bursack, Editor-in-Chief

Respite care program are in place so the caregiver can have a break. While there aren't nearly enough programs, there are some. One is the Federally funded National Family Caregiver Support Program. Caregivers need to be aware that respite care can benefit the care receiver as much as the caregiver, since a rested caregiver is generally a better caregiver.
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Handyman services for seniors is a growing need

by Carol Bradley Bursack, Editor-in-Chief

Today, many families are scattered hundreds of miles away from their home towns. Because of this diaspora, elders who often in the past could count on adult children or grandchildren to help with household chores they no longer could handle may no longer be able to do so. Many seniors need this type of help long before they need personal care. Handyman businesses are not plentiful, but they seem to be a growing trend in some areas.
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