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A caregiver helping an older adult descend from a wheelchair accessible van

Why Transportation is so Important to Older Adults

Transportation is more than a vehicle. It is about mobility, independence and autonomy. Transportation is a necessity that contributes to our quality of life. It gives us access to more than just medical help and other appointments. With it, we can connect to healthy foods, safer neighborhoods and social activities. Having reliable transportation can enrich our relationships and social life, contributing not only to our sense of well-being, but also keeping us cognitively connected. 

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By Lauri Scharf | 04/13/2023

Caregiving for an Aging Pet Owner

This infographic explores the challenges, benefits, opportunities, and concerns of caregivers caring for pet owners.

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By Jess Bibbo | 03/16/2023

Pet Ownership and Aging

This infographic explores the challenges, benefits, opportunities, and concerns of client pet ownership encountered by professionals.

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By Jess Bibbo | 03/16/2023

An older couple embracing

Understanding and Diagnosing an Older Loved One’s Dementia- or IDD-Related Depression

Dementia, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and depression can, unfortunately, be closely linked. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of individuals diagnosed with dementia may also suffer from depression. This number includes older adults in the IDD population who also have dementia—and who are already fifty percent more likely to struggle with mental health conditions, according to the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. 

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By Julie Hayes | 03/15/2023

A back view of writer Mark Lee's mother walking down a street

My Mother's Caregiver: Long-Term Care Insurance

Writer and photographer Mark A. Lee joins us yet again for a guest blog about his struggles advocating for both his mother and himself as a caregiver to long-term care insurance companies.

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By Mark A. Lee | 03/15/2023