All posts within: Caregiver Health

Jun
20

Moving Home to Take Care of ParentsThanks to amazing advances in medicine and science, we are living longer than ever. Because of this, those caring for both children and senior parents, sometimes known as the "sandwich generation", are finding a new niche in their older years: the boomerang generation.

“Aging together” is the descriptor for older adults whose mom and dad are still living… read more


Posted June 20, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, Family Caregiving

 

Apr
06

Caring for ParentsHas 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


Posted April 06, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care

 

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. 

Here’s what… read more


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

 

 

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