Tips for National Family Caregivers Month
Adding up the cost of caregiving
November is National Family Caregivers Month. This is a time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability.
10 Tips for National Family Caregivers Month
Caregiver Suicides: The Conversations We Need to Have
Serving as a caregiver means understanding the financial implications for you.
This year, approximately 34.2 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult 50 years old or older, according to a June 2015 report by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
Caregiving isn’t just emotional — it’s financial. If you are taking care of an aging parent, spouse, or close relative, you’ll likely make a number of wealth-related decisions.
November is National Family Caregivers Month
Like many of you reading this, I know what it feels like to lose someone close to you to suicide. Many are also feeling a combined sense of sadness and awareness following the high-profile suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade. While their worlds are well outside of healthcare, mental health touches us all.
Creating a Wheelchair and Walker friendly home
Tips and Resources for New Caregivers
Are you a caregiver to a loved one?
If you are, you are one of over 65 million caregivers that care for an adult child, parent or older family member.* Caregiving can be a tough job. It can be rewarding, too.
Celebrating 10 Years | February is Heart Health Month
Tips and recommendations on how to make a home much more friendly to seniors using wheelchairs or walkers.
When Dan Bawden teaches contractors and builders about aging-in-place, he has them get into a wheelchair. See what it’s like to try to do things from this perspective, he tells them.
Post-holiday concerns about an aging loved one? Senior Care Reality Checklist can help.
It’s hard to believe we’ve been in business for ten years. They say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” - Christine Hammerlund, RN and President of Assured Healthcare Staffing
How to Manage Prescription Programs Skillfully
Holidays bring families together to celebrate the season and enjoy sharing time together. They also offer opportunities for us to spend lengthier periods of time with aging parents and loved ones — sometimes long enough to observe changes in habits or lifestyle that give rise to concerns about their health or well-being, especially when they live on their own. The changes can seem slight or innocuous: a forgotten face, a mismatched outfit, a wrong turn on the way to the grocery store. Or, they can be more alarming:
Identifying Dementia Symptoms in an Aging Parent
Prescription programs are necessary for anyone who's taking medication. While medicated products and treatments are certainly one of the best ways to stay healthy, improper use can certainly produce the opposite results. If you care about your loved one then you should take every precaution necessary and that includes managing his medication schedule with the appropriate discretion. Consult the patient's doctor.
Dealing with dementia symptoms in your own parent can stretch the limits of your sanity. Sometimes you may not even notice the first symptoms of dementia -- the slow decline of your aging parent's memory.