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Supporting Caregivers Is Everybody’s Job

— November is National Family Caregivers Month. In the U.S., more people than ever before are providing care support for older relatives and friends. They are helping loved ones manage their health care and medications, assisting with the activities of daily living, making sure their loved ones are safe at home, or serving as an important... Read More

Labor Day Special: Working Caregivers Are Having a Tough Time of It

— This Labor Day, more workers in the U.S. than ever before are juggling two jobs—their paid work, and caring for a disabled spouse, their parents, or other older loved ones. Did we say two jobs? Make that three! According to new research from Baylor University, “A big and overwhelming consequence of America’s aging population is... Read More

The 4 Red Flags for Aging Adults During the Holidays

— Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. The Aging Life Care Association® has offered the following... Read More

During Men’s Health Month, Talk to Dad About Fall Prevention

— Every June since 1994, we’ve celebrated Men’s Health Month. The sponsor of this event, the Men’s Health Network, says that this recognition is a time to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.” Families are encouraged to make wellness a part of their... Read More

Can Caregivers Go on Vacation?

— If you are a family caregiver, this might sound familiar: you use up most of your vacation time to help your elderly parents with their healthcare and other needs. If your parents live at a distance, that’s where you go on your vacation. If your loved one lives with you or nearby, it seems like... Read More

Holiday Tips to Beat Caregiver Stress

— We’re in the midst of that bustling holiday season and caregivers can be overwhelmed by additions to their already busy schedule.  In fact, a study by MIT’s AgeLab and AARP’s Public Policy Institute found that caregivers were more likely to report feeling stressed and worried than non-caregivers. “During the holidays we often take on the... Read More

15 Caregiver Tips for Stroke Month

— Family caregivers know that coping with caregiving tasks following a stroke can be overwhelming.  The American Stroke Association offers 15 tips to help family members care for their loved ones. 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.... Read More
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