The Surprising Health Benefit of Being Cared for by Family

Did you know that you could be the one thing standing in between your loved one and an unnecessary trip to the hospital? Family caregivers act as an important safeguard, possibly preventing their loved ones from being re-admitted to the hospital unnecessarily, according to a recent study. Researchers from the…

Seniors in Transition

Many seniors are in a transition situation. They are still able to do much for themselves, but they need a little extra help to remain at home and independent. And for those seniors, particularly individuals who have been independent all of their lives, accepting help can be an uncomfortable change. …

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

Become A First Aider And Make A Difference Becoming a first aider is not a big deal, you give a small amount of time to learn knowledge and skill, but it could one day make a difference and save a life. This article gives one or two examples of where…

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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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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

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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%…

As Couples Age, Living Apart May Become Necessary

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A recent story from The New Old Age Blog (New York Times) profiles a couple faced with unimagined separation because of their differing level of decline. A professor and his wife who has Parkinson’s disease moved into an assisted living facility where they could receive better care. The wife developed intensifying…

Distance Caregivers For Advanced Cancer Patients Have Special Needs

By 2012, an estimated 14 million people will serve as distance caregivers to family members who live across the state, across the region, even across the country. “No longer are families living just around the corner from each other,” says Polly Mazanec, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton…