Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month
There are many ways to celebrate family caregivers and to take action and communicate the important messages of NFC Month. The following are ideas and guides to help you create a successful National Family Caregivers Month in your community:
Offer a few hours of respite time [...]
Caregiving results in major changes in a family: physical, emotional, social and financial issues can arise. It changes the roles, responsibilities and feelings within the family, which can lead to tension and fighting.
Caregivers in the AgingCare.com community frequently support each other with “tricks of the trade” when it comes to effective [...]
An estimated 44 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to another adult.
A 2004 study commissioned by the AARP and other organizations estimated that caregiving is more stressful on women, who make up more than six in 10 caregivers: 40 percent said caregiving stressed them at high levels, compared to just 26 [...]
The “Big Idea” is finally making its way through Medicare in Florida.
Instead of putting seniors in nursing homes because they need care, the care is being brought to them, at home.
They don’t need doctors or nurses, but they do need assistance with meal preparation, medication, cleaning, and so on.
And Medicare is paying [...]
A British Columbia home-care worker who put a client in a scalding hot bath and failed to get the man medical attention has been sentenced to three years in prison for the client’s eventual death.
Raymond Brent Storie was convicted of criminal negligence causing the death of Wayne Walters, who had cerebral palsy and cognitive [...]
Thirty-four million Americans provide care for a frail, aging family member. This number is likely to increase dramatically as the nations seventy-seven million Baby Boomers age.
As a result, millions are and will be grappling with the question: how will we respond when a loved one grows too fragile to live alone?
In WHEN [...]
Elderly patients who want to stay in their homes instead of having to consider or be put in a nursing home could get help from a robot in the not-too-distant future, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A basic prototype of a robotic caregiver for the elderly might be a mere [...]
Knowing what to do after a loved one has had a stroke can be hard.
It’s better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects. Ask if your home should be modified to meet the specific needs of the stroke [...]