Difficult Elderly Mother

How do You deal with a Difficult Elderly Mother?

No matter how unsettling your mother’s new behavior issues may be, always keep in mind that her anger and aggressive behavior come from feelings of confusion and discomfort. Don’t judge or try to discipline your elderly mother with dementia or…
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Adults Experience Anger

Why Do Aging Adults Experience Anger and Aggression?

Aging persons with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia often experience personality changes and cognitive impairment that cause irritability and mood swings. Angry outbursts and aggression are common with dementia, and it may get worse as the condition progresses. Also,…
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What Do You Do if Your Mother Becomes Mentally Ill? Mental illness can cause many challenges for aging adults, their families, and caregivers. It can make adapting to life changes more difficult, causing your mother to refuse home care, avoid…
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What Helps Elderly Anxiety
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What Helps Elderly Anxiety?

To help your loved one manage anxiety: Try to recognize what triggers the feelings of discomfort and uneasiness Help your elderly family member avoid or learn to handle these triggers Ask their doctor about medication therapy and psychotherapy Help them…
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taxes for the elderly

Elderly Taxes, Credits & Social Security

Senior citizens over age 65 who are retired due to a disability may qualify for a separate tax credit designed to help the seniors and disabled. The tax credit for the elderly and disabled is also available to persons who…
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Pain in a Senior With Late-Stage Alzheimers

Pain in a Senior With Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the greatest challenges that you will face as a family caregiver for a senior going through Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of that parent’s ability to communicate with you. While difficulties with communication such as not being able to find…
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Definition of Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act; Definition of Disability

The ADA defines a disability as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities,” preventing the person from performing the basic activities of daily living (ADLs), getting around at home and outside, and participating…
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Alzheimer’s Patients Refuse to Eat
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What to Do When Alzheimer’s Patients Refuse to Eat

Food and nutrition are important for everyone especially for patients with Alzheimer’s. The disease can take a toll on an individual’s appetite and even willing to eat. Patients forget what food looks like, how to prepare it and even the…
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do elderly pay taxes

Do You Pay Taxes after 70 Years Old?

Do You Pay Taxes After 70 Years Old? Do 80 Years Old Pay Taxes? If you are older than 65 with an income of more than $11,850 and live without dependents, you must file an income tax return. Income tax…
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Tax Credit Refundable

Is the Elderly Tax Credit Refundable?

The senior tax credit for the elderly and disabled is non-refundable. This means that you cannot receive a credit larger than the remaining taxes you owe. The tax credit for the elderly and disabled applies to the taxes you owe.…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.