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Your Four-Step Holiday Caregiving Checklist

If Sherlock Holmes had been a long-distance family caregiver visiting his parents over Thanksgiving, he would have been a busy guy. He wouldn’t have missed a great opportunity to assess how an older family member or friend was faring so he could make changes if needed. And neither should you.

It doesn’t take a pro to sleuth out the situation. Here are easy pointers on what you need to know:

1. Their Health

2. Their House

3. Their Mobility

4. Their Finances

Other questions or observations that might help a family caregiver? The holidays are a great time to have a heart-to-heart, or at least begin important, albeit difficult, conversations.

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