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  1. Getting Help from Other Caregivers

    New to caregiving? You'll likely need assistance of a geriatric care manager and access to the many resources available to you in your community. WebMD tells you what you need to know.

  2. Helping Older Adults Manage the Outside World

    WebMD offers useful tips to help you help your aging parent or grandparent navigate the outside world - whether it's driving a car, visiting a museum, or traveling by air.

  3. Caring for Parents, Keeping Them Healthy

    WebMD offers tips for taking care of your aging parents -- from helping with doctor visits to helping them eat well.

  4. Answers to 10 Questions About Healthy Aging

    WebMD provides the answers to 10 popular questions about aging.

  5. What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

    Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. WebMD offers questions to ask when you are considering a facility.

  6. Care at the End of Life - Topic Overview

    What kind of care can I expect at the end of life?You can be assured that you will receive treatments to manage symptoms and keep you comfortable at the end of life. These types of treatments are known as palliative care. Palliative care can also help people manage symptoms of non - life - limiting conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of palliative care is to help people maintain ...

  7. Care at the End of Life - After Death

    AutopsyAn autopsy is the thorough examination of a body after death to help determine how and why a person died. Autopsies are not performed as frequently as they once were, especially when the death was expected. An autopsy is often not needed to determine the cause of death when a person dies of a disease or condition that had been diagnosed. If a diagnosis and cause of death were unclear, some

  8. Care at the End of Life - Important Decisions

    Many important decisions can be made about the care you want to receive at the end of life while you are active and able to communicate your wishes. By making arrangements in advance, valuable time can be used to spend time with loved ones.Communicating your health care decisionsBy completing an advance directive, which documents your health care preferences, you can help ensure your wishes will .

  9. Choosing a Nursing Home - Topic Overview

    When considering moving into a nursing home,also called a resident care facility,you can take steps to make sure you select the place that best meets your needs. Visit several nursing homes with your family. Most nursing homes have an admissions coordinator who is able to answer your questions and show you the facility. Discuss what you like and dislike about each facility. It may be ...

  10. Care at the End of Life - Where to Receive Care

    Deciding where you will receive care as your illness progresses can be challenging, but planning now for your care can decrease your anxiety later on. Talk to your loved ones about the type of care you would like to receive at the end of your life. Discuss their expectations as well as your wishes, care needs, finances, and the needs of your family. Your choice may change as your illness changes.

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