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Jen
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Re: Caregiver Home Hacks

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We just released seven new Caregiving Hacks. Check them out HERE

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Jen
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Here is another interesting hack you can make for a loved one. While it is marketed for children, I think this could be used for any age!

 

 

 

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Some of these are probably good ideas, but having lived with 2 seniors with different challenges, I would be concerned that a family would be talked into expensive modifications .. that within a short time will still be inadequate for the senior to live at home safely. So the family changes all the door knobs to handles, installs grab bars in all the bathrooms, replaces all the carpet with hard flooring .. at significant expense .. and 6 months later the senior doesn't remember how to get to the bathroom, or use the telephone.


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Jen
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Caregiver Home Hacks

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I just read this articlehttp://wfla.com/2016/05/16/local-business-offers-safety-solutions-for-seniors/ about a company that comes into homes and provides solutions to help keep loved ones in their homes longer. 

It got me thinking.....

What would make your life easier in home? Do you have hacks that you use currently that help you care for your loved one in an easier way? 

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