Tag: family caregiver

14 Mar

Caring for a Parent at Home? Heaven at Home Senior Care Has Expert Advice.

Now that Mom’s given up the car keys and is beginning to move around a bit more slowly, the decision has been made to divvy up her care needs between yourself and your siblings. Someone needs to take her to the grocery store, doctor’s office, and beauty shop. Someone else needs to take care of […]

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17 Jan

Ageism: Are Endearing Terms Nurturing or Belittling to Older People?

Sweetie, dear, honey, young lady – terms of endearment such as these may be appreciated when uttered by our spouse or when directed to our very young children, but how do senior citizens react to them? In short, most older people are utterly offended by this type of ageism. And despite the fact that health […]

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22 Dec

Feeling Invisible, At-Home Caregivers? Here’s How to Advocate for Senior Loved Ones.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has reported that family caregivers are “routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system.” With about 18 million family members providing care for senior loved ones, this report is alarming, as it points to the possibility that these seniors are at risk for harm due to […]

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20 Jul

What You Might Not Have Considered About Mom’s Home Care After Hospitalization

Imagine this happening: your frail, senior mother, who lives alone, fell last weekend, broke her thighbone and forearm, and is currently being released from the hospital. While quickly scanning through her release paperwork before you leave the hospital, you begin to feel overwhelmed by the to-do lists of picking up medications, scheduling and taking her […]

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26 Aug

When Alzheimer’s Impacts Family Caregivers

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you know the commitment, patience and love it takes. Though both men and women make excellent caregivers, statistics show that women are predominantly the family caregiver. Additionally, a new study, Women and Dementia, reveals a disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia on women. It’s been […]

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12 Aug

Five Tips to Encourage Employers to Support Eldercare Solutions

Are you providing care for your elderly parent or family member? You are not alone, with as many as 40 million Americans providing care for an elderly parent. Many times it can be difficult to manage work, caregiving, and home. There are 70% of Americans providing care for their elderly parents that need to make […]

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17 Apr

Under Pressure: Stress Management Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Oftentimes, the care for aging parents must be taken on by their adult children. Dubbed the “Sandwich Generation,” these adults have the added stress of raising children, dealing with financial burdens and limited resources, and maintaining a full-time job. But, because we tend to focus so intently on the Alzheimer’s patient, we forget that there […]

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