Category 'Caregiving'

The Financial Downside of Family Caregiving

Caring at home for an aging loved one is an honorable and rewarding role. Yet, caregiving is not without emotional and physical challenges, and sometimes, deep financial sacrifices.

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Cooperative Caregiver Siblings; Hospital Observation Care Can Be Pricey for Medicare Patients

These and other stories are in the October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Grandparenting

Grandparenting brings some of life’s sweetest moments, but there are times of perplexity, too.

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Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Making the Decision to Serve as a Family Caregiver; Medications Seniors Take May Impair Driving

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Spouse Caregivers Receive Less Help; Differences Between Home Care Agencies and Registries

These and other stories are in the July edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Skype Is the New Prozac

Medical and social researchers are investigating a new form of depression assistance for older adults – personal counseling via computer screen.

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Home Care Can Combat Loneliness; Needs of Those With Alzheimer’s Aren’t Met

These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Elderly Deny Hearing Loss, Resist Wearing Hearing Aids

The National Institutes of Health estimates some degree of hearing loss in one-third of U.S. people ages 65 to 75 and in almost half of people over age 75.

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Tensions Surface in Caregiving Stepfamilies

A study from the University of Michigan finds that women who remarry later in life and care for their husbands dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience a lack of support from their partners’ children.

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