Welcome to November

November 3, 2015
Elder Care

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Welcome to November – National Family Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

If you have been or know someone who has been a caregiver, we can agree that is a very challenging job.  A job that is frequently unpaid and often never ending.

In recognition of the millions of unpaid caregivers, there are numerous ways to help them.  Here are five suggestions.

In this month of giving thanks, consider taking a few moments to reach out to caregivers.

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Selecting a Nursing Home: What to Consider and What are the Ratings

May 20, 2015

Deciding which nursing home is appropriate for yourself or a loved one can be very challenging.  Where does the search even begin? Remember too that nursing homes aren’t just long term care residences, they also provide short-term skilled nursing care such as after a hospitalization. Every day about 1.3 million people are cared for by… Read more »

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Technology Changing and Improving Home Care for Sick and Frail Adults

January 10, 2015

As any caregiver can tell you, there’s never enough time in the day or help to get everything done.  Many are turning to digital resources to help care for loved ones who are ill or for frail elders. These digital resources can be hardware, websites, apps, webinars, or videos on YouTube. This comprehensive piece from… Read more »

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Elder Justice Initiative – Help for Victims, Loved Ones, and Other Professionals

September 9, 2014

Each year about 1 in 10 seniors age 60+ is abused.  And yet, abuse of elders is significantly underreported, only about 1 in every 23 cases. A new Elder Justice resource came online this week.  This US Department of Justice website targets abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly. One section is for victims and… Read more »

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