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Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered; What's Not?

From simple tasks around the house to attending to medical needs, professionals can help you keep a loved one at home as long as possible. Here’s how to determine what services are available and whether they’ll be covered by your insurance.

By The Candid Caregiver

Letter to Myself: On Becoming a Compassionate Caregiver

Veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack shares her history of caregiving and offers her younger self the compassion and advice she so often tells others.

By The Candid Caregiver

Think Outside the ‘Bud’

Flowers are nice, but here is a list of more creative ways to help someone you care about while they are in the hospital.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How to Help Your Elder in Crisis

Frequent emergencies are part of caring for an elderly spouse or parent. Thinking more like an ER doctor can help you make quick, informed decisions at a moment's notice.

By The Candid Caregiver

How to Help a Loved One Maintain Dignity With Incontinence

If you care for an aging parent or spouse, it can be difficult to talk about incontinence. But finding the right products and asking a medical-equipment professional to help can ease the burden for them and for you.

By The Candid Caregiver

10 Things People With Dementia Wish Their Caregivers Knew

Ever wish you could peer inside the brain of your loved one with dementia? Carol Bradley Bursack helps caregivers understand the thoughts of those with dementia.

By The Candid Caregiver

Keeping Your Feet Planted During Icy Months

Rushing to stay out of cold winter weather can cause slips and falls, which can be life-altering for aging adults. Here's how to avoid these mishaps.

By The Candid Caregiver

Caregiving: Could Your Body Language Be Making Your Loved One Anxious?

Our body language can communicate messages that we aren’t aware of. Carol Bradley Bursack offers guidance for caregivers.

My Mom With Dementia Won’t Let me Date

Going out on a date doesn’t feel worth the fuss this caregiver’s mom makes whenever someone picks her up for an evening out. The Candid Caregiver offers advice.

By The Candid Caregiver

'Kick-Ass' Author’s Foundation Helps Caregivers in Need

When a life-altering stroke struck her otherwise healthy husband, Kathi Koll’s life changed in an instant. She ultimately used her experience as his caregiver to start a foundation to help caregivers in need.

By The Candid Caregiver