Welcome to Elder Care Helper, an online resource that helps you find the long-term care you need by bringing clarity to your choices and guidance to your planning. Specifically, it helps you:

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Our Most Recent Blog Posts


Family Caregiving: Priceless?

When we think about caregiving options, we often consider the costs of home care, a nursing home and assisted living facility—and on the flip side, the costs avoided, should a family member be able to provide care. Those of us who have experienced caring for a family member, however, know that the costs of family caregiving are anything but avoided.


When you live in a nursing home you have rights.

Imagine what it feels like to be in a situation where you have no control over what, when and how you get to do things. When I think of losing freedom I think of prison. But more commonly for most of us this happens if you are hospitalized—or if you find yourself in a nursing home.


When we fail to Communicate

A recent article in ScienceDaily got me thinking about parent/adult child conversations. According to the article adult children often see their parents as stubborn. The writers go on to suggest that interventions can be developed to ease these interactions and improve communication.

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Assess Your Needs

Check out this section to assess your needs and guide your long-term elder care strategy. Specifically, our Care Guide Compass helps determine options for care and those costs based on your needs and ultimately, leads you down the right path for care.

Evaluate Providers

Ready to hone your provider search and evaluate options? This section helps guide your search and offers checklists to use as you evaluate providers so you’re armed with the right information and make the most informed decision.


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