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Mar
14

senior careNow 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


Posted March 14, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, home care

 

Mar
07

dementia careWouldn'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


Posted March 07, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Caregiver Health

 

Dec
20

senior caregiversFamily 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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Posted December 20, 2016
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care

 

Oct
11

Chicago CaregiversWe’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

 

Jul
12

dealing with guiltWhen you are a family member providing care for an aging or chronically ill loved one, you experience a broad range of emotions, challenges and rewards on a regular basis. In fact, very few if any emotions don't come into play at one time or another during caregiving – and sometimes, the full spectrum of emotions can happen entirely in one day. Perhaps one of the… read more


Posted July 12, 2016
Tags: Caregiver Health

 

 

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