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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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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…

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%…

Introducing In-Home Care When Your Loved One Says “No”

Desperate though caregivers may be for a temporary respite from their care responsibilites, many care recipients are resistant to strangers coming into their home to help. The help may be perceived as an invasion of privacy, a loss of independence or a waste of money. Yet in-home assistance is often…

Antibiotic Overuse In Home-Care Patients

On July 12, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

A study of Canadian home-care patients suggests doctors may be overprescribing antibiotics for patients receiving ongoing medical care at home. The study, published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, suggests that more should be done to…

Aging Baby Boomers Will Have To Innovate

As their autonomy fades, tomorrow’s elderly will need to create non-traditional support networks or pay for the care they receive. This is the conclusion of Jacques Légaré, professor at the Université de Montréal, who studies aging baby-boomers, a generation for whom children are relatively rare and stable couples almost an…

Older Caregivers May Face Increased Risk Of Cognitive Problems

An older individual who cares for a spouse with dementia may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive problems because of the lifestyle that was shared with the spouse and because of the stress of caring for a loved one who is ill. These findings, which are published today…