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Has your mantra lately been, "If only there were a few more hours in the day?" If you are a member of the "sandwich generation" – caring for a parent and your children at the same time – getting pulled in many directions is often an everyday occurrence, and can quickly become overwhelming. Independence-4-Seniors Home Care of Chicago, IL invites you to take just a few… read more
Now that Mom has sold her car, is no longer driving and it is harder for her to get around on her own, it has been decided that you and your siblings will divide up her senior care needs. Someone has to take her to the doctor's office, grocery store and beauty shop. Someone else needs to take care of laundry and housework. And don't forget… read more
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a guidebook that provided all the answers to dementia care, rather than the guessing game so many of us are dealing with? The various periods of the disease that have to be worked through cause it to become increasingly complicated; as soon as we begin to feel moderately adept at handling one phase, we’re on to the… read more
Family senior caregivers are "routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system." So says the latest report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. With around 18 million family members serving as senior caregivers for an older loved one, this report is alarming, as neglect of the caregivers can result in seniors at risk for harm due to uninformed, inadequate care.
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We’re a do-it-yourself culture; one that clearly values self-reliance, and applauds men and women that pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and take care of just about everything independently. Even so, the reality is, there are some things we simply can’t manage without help; issues that could very well cause harm to ourselves and also others if we avoid choosing help and support.
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Posted October 11, 2016
Tags: Caregiver Health