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We’re family caregivers, too. And we're constantly gathering helpful information that all family caregivers can use to navigate the financial journey through caregiving.

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Paid Family Leave State By State

If you have to dial back your work hours to provide care or support for an aging loved one, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the family leave laws in your state may help make that possible. 
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What to Expect on the Financial Journey Through Family Caregiving

Every family caregiver of an aging loved one goes through various financial phases throughout their caregiving journey. Navigate your financial journey through family caregiving with our comprehensive guide.
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Resources & Services for Family Caregivers

Discover essential resources and government programs for caregivers of elderly parents in our comprehensive guide. Find available resources and support groups to assist caregivers in their vital role.
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How to Talk with Aging Parents about Their Finances

Starting a financial conversation with parents is vital if we want to make sure Mom and Dad receive the care they need when they’re no longer able to live independently. If we can get a clear picture of their financial resources, we’ll have a better chance of providing them with the best care possible. It may also give us time to do some financial planning of our own, in case we’ll have to provide their care or cover any of their care costs.
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How to Reduce the Financial Stress of Caregiving

RubyWell has put together the most relevant information and actionable steps to reduce the financial strain of caregiving. Because when we maintain control over our financial and personal well-being, we can provide better care for our loved ones and ourselves.
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The 6 Most Overlooked Government Benefits for Seniors

Many government programs are designed specifically to provide financial assistance to older adults who need additional support. And often, family caregivers don’t take advantage of these benefits, simply because we don’t know they exist. Here are six government benefits for older adults that may make caregiving easier to afford.
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How To Balance Work and Caregiving Responsibilities

The work of a family caregiver can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Here are four steps working caregivers can take to manage all of the demands that are being placed on us.
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Connecting Family Caregivers: A guide to joining a caregiver support group

Caregiving can be lonely, stressful, and for most of us, uncharted territory. Luckily, there are many places we can find the support, wisdom, and empathy we need.
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Family Caregiver Compensation: Long Term Care Insurance

If our loved one has a long term care insurance policy, we may be able to get paid to provide their care. And if we hope to have a loved one care for us in our old age, here's what we should look for in an LTCI policy.
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Four Ways to Get Paid as a Family Caregiver

Caring for an aging loved one can cause us to miss work or require us to leave our jobs entirely. We also pay an average of $7,200 out of pocket to provide this care. For some family caregivers, payment is available.
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Four Reasons Family Caregivers Deserve to be Paid

Some family caregivers feel uncomfortable with the idea of getting paid for caring for a loved one. Even though our time and efforts can lead to better health outcomes and reduce the strain on our healthcare system.
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Look for These Warning Signs of an Aging Parent Needing Home Care

The holidays are always a special time to be surrounded by loved ones. When visiting your parents, be sure to look out for the signs of age-related decline and how to address them.
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We Need to Make the Caregiving Crisis a Campaign Issue in 2024

A lot of our elected officials and 2024 candidates don’t see the caregiver crisis as one that needs to be urgently addressed. Family caregivers know better. And we need to share our insights with our lawmakers. Here's how.
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