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On October 19, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

Study Finds Flu Vaccines For Nursing Home Workers Effective In Reducing Outbreaks Higher flu vaccination rates for health care personnel can dramatically reduce the threat of flu outbreak among nursing home residents, according to a study published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society…

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On October 19, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

New Video Gaming Technology Helps To Detect Illness, Prevent Falls In Older Adults Many older adults lose their independence as their health declines and they are compelled to move into assisted care facilities. Researchers at the University of Missouri and TigerPlace, an independent living community, have been using motion-sensing technology…

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On October 19, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

Emotional and Financial Strain Suffered by Caregivers Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the…

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On October 19, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

Study Shows The Cost Effectiveness Of Prevention Of Bedsores In Long-Term Care Homes For all long-term care residents, pressure reduction foam mattresses were cost-effective 82% of the time compared to standard mattresses, with average savings of $115 per resident, the researchers showed. Foam cleansers for incontinence care would be cost-effective 94%…

More Than One in Six American Workers Also Act as Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than one in six Americans who work a full- or part-time job also report assisting with care for an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Caregivers in the U.S. are diverse, with between 13% and 22% of American workers across major socioeconomic and demographic…

Caregiving Costs U.S. Economy $25.2 Billion in Lost Productivity

On September 15, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Working American caregivers — those who work at least 15 hours per week and help care for an aging family member, relative, or friend — report that their caregiving obligations significantly affect their work life. The majority of caregivers say that caregiving has at least some impact…

Most Caregivers Look After Elderly Parent; Invest a Lot of Time

On September 15, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The large majority of employed American caregivers — people who work at least 15 hours per week and help care for an aging family member, relative, or friend — are looking after an elderly parent. Specifically, 72% say they provide care to a parent and separately 67%…

Family Caregiver Tips: To Help you Find Balance In Your Life

On September 15, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By , , With No Comments

Stay True to Yourself Keep Your Friendships Thriving Keep Your Body Moving Keep the Brain Active Learn About Alternate Resources to Aide in Caregiving Consolidate Important Papers Complete an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) Give Copies of Your AHCD to Family Members & Doctors Eat Well Plan for a Crisis…

Gallup: 72% Of Employed Caregivers Are Caring For A Parent

On September 15, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By , , With No Comments

Gallup recently released data from surveys of employed caregivers, with three in-depth articles. The first article focuses on demographics of caregivers and a trend that the less income and education an American has, the more likely they are to be a caregiver. Twenty-one percent of Americans who make $36,000 or…

Two-Thirds Of California Voters Unprepared For Costs Of Growing Older According To Poll

On September 15, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

California’s weak economy has voters cutting back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential future ones, such as the cost of long-term care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The poll, in its second year, sought to…