Posts in the ‘Caregiving’ Category

COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  From Aging Life Care Association, please read this article that provides critical information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you need to do if caring for someone (tested positive) in the high-risk category: *Article by: Tasha Beauchamp   What we know as of 3/1/20 COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and

Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story

  I recently discovered this book: Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story written by Mary Ann Kampfe. A Jersey native, Mary Ann chronicles caring for her mother, Josephine, diagnosed with dementia. In Chapter One, she writes: Mom and I throw everything we have at the world. Give us a void of any kind, and we will

Aging Life Care Support: Reduce the Risk of Isolation

Fantastic article circulating on PR Web: Reduce the Risk of Isolation with Resources and Support from Aging Life Care Professionals   TUCSON, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 28, 2019 As we age, there may be barriers for elders that prohibit social activity and engagement. Spouses and friends pass away, mobility becomes more difficult, and driving is no

Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers + Understanding the Signs

For those looking for some guidance on caring for a loved one with dementia (diagnosed in 1 in 6 people over 80), this is a wonderfully informative post from ENA, a care management company based in the UK, on causes, how to identify symptoms, and guidance on how to interact with someone with this complex

Article: Financial Tips for Senior Care

This article by Bankrate offers some excellent information for adult caregivers facing financial obligations for aging parents: …fortunately you may not have to face these short-term difficulties on your own. Adult children have several options for financing senior care…. For the rest of the article, go HERE  

“Elder Orphans”

The New York Times featured this article on reliable options for people who are single and childless—“Elder Orphans”—as they reach the phase of life where they need some level of monitored care. Some are forming surrogate networks of younger adults (friends, neighbors) who can keep an eye on health, unexpected emergencies and offering overall peace

November: Home Care + Hospice Month

Thank You Caregivers! In acknowledgment of National Home Care + Hospice Month, today, 11/13, is also recognized as Caregiver Appreciation Day. Among the elder demographic who require some form of care, more people are opting to stay at home, whether through the assistance of a family member or hired professional. Familiarity with surroundings and a sense

TED TALKS Video on Caring for Aging Parents

Published in 2014, this informative TED Talks video features Jane Everson of ACAP (Adult Children of Aging Parents) and Frances Hall who discuss challenges and concerns of caring for aging parents. In this clip they cite 31 million adult children who are caregivers for aging parents. They offer insight on topics such as long distance

Care Managers + Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Aging, baby boomers have been found to have a higher rate of substance abuse than their parents. Current research has identified a range of factors that contribute to this growing epidemic–primary among them is maintenance of physical pain. Starting in the early 50s, many people find themselves having to contend

Senior Living + Nutrition

The importance of a healthy regimen can never be overstated no matter where you happen to fall on the spectrum of health. With all of the benefits modern medicine has to offer, we’re equally challenged to keep our systems in check especially when medication is thrown into the mix. Eating well is important at all