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Can Caregivers Get Tax Deductions?Many caregivers not only provide their time but also financial support to an aging loved one. From household needs to medical costs, the expenses of caregiving add up. On average, the AARP reports caregivers spend 20 percent of their income each year...
February 7, 2019
Caring for the Caregiver: Respite Care Provides ReliefIf you’re providing routine care for an aging loved one, you’re not alone. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, as many as 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an older adult in the last 12 months....
“Mom loves her apartment. It’s nicely painted and carpeted, and the size is perfect for her. She has a living room area with a full-size couch and chairs, so she can entertain guests. I visit a couple of times a week, and my husband swings by on other days. My son stops by every few weeks, too. Mom has her own space that looks and feels like home. Every time I’m there, she just seems contented. ”
“The minute I entered the community I liked what I saw, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve visited other communities where the furniture was lovely in the main areas and when you proceeded down the hallways, it was a different scenario. But as we continued to look around at Monticello West, I thought: This is pleasant! ”
“The staff is caring and genuine. From the beginning, we didn’t feel like we were being processed, date-stamped and handed off to the next person. The community must have an exceptional hiring process, because I have yet to find someone there who isn’t qualified, doesn’t respect me or that I don’t enjoy. The caregivers are polite, and perhaps most important, I trust them.”