Category 'Caregiving'

Elderly Loved Ones Resist Asking for Help

When seniors realize their world now involves less doing and more asking for help, they may sense they are a burden and vow to keep silent about needing assistance.

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Empty Nest No Longer Exists, According to Study

In a study, parents in their 40s and 50s elicited a mix of joy, frustration, exhaustion and uncertainty in actively assisting both young and older family members.

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Can Caregivers Get a Good Night's Sleep?

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

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Improving Sibling Relationships With Age

No sibling relationship is perfect, but hopefully the years have mellowed your misunderstandings and strengthened your communication.

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Innovative Dementia Villages May Be Sign of the Future

An innovative elder care facility, Hogewey, is also known as “Dementia Village,” where residents are free to roam around the courtyard-styled grounds, all under the watchful care of trained staff.

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The Caregiver Shortage Is Looming

Today’s baby boomers help care for their aging parents, but who will be available in the future to help the boomers when they need care?

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Winter Travel Safety Tips

There are a lot of wonderful things that are unique to winter – cozy blankets, hot cocoa, dazzling Christmas lights, just to name a few. But there are also quite a few dangers that are unique to winter as well and, unfortunately, they are often overlooked in the merriment of the season.  ...

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Right at Home Seeks to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

With one in five Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days of release, the U.S. government is now financially penalizing hospitals with high readmittance rates. While imposing these penalties on hospitals, the government also is trying to solve the issue.

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Caregiving Across Continents

Family caregiving across the miles, and oceans, is more possible than ever these days, but not without its challenges.

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When Caring Hurts Your Well-Being

You can care so much that it hurts, especially when you care for a senior or someone needing at-home healthcare. There’s a name for when caregiving significantly affects your well-being: PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, a state in which you keep remembering a disturbing experience or your body reacts to the upsetting event.

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