A Survival Guide for Family Caregivers Caring for an aging loved one can be hard emotionally and physically. The following are helpful tips to guide successful caregiving. Take Stock: As problems arise with your aging loved one’s health and function, obtain a professional assessment of problems and needs. A geriatrician, a geriatric assessment program or [...]
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Support for the Caregiver It’s easy to understand how caregivers can become depressed. The constant strain of caring for an older loved one could weaken the resolve of even the most steadfast and dedicated family members. As it turns out, repressing emotions may take a terrible toll on family caregivers. Research conducted by the Home [...]
One of the great things about working in the Employee Relations Department at Home Instead Senior Care is training and educating our CAREGiving staff. It’s motivating to watch a nervous new employee transform into a confident, professional CAREGiver. The Home Instead Senior Care training process is intensive, ongoing and starts the first day a CAREGiver walks through our doors.
My 76-year-old widowed father has always enjoyed socializing and that means parties where alcohol is served. It seems that he is drinking more and I am concerned. I’m worried about his drinking, especially this holiday season when there will be more opportunities. Should I be?
As a matter of fact, older adults who have alcohol dependence problems drink significantly more than do younger adults who have similar problems, a new study from Ohio State University has revealed. Those over age 60 drink more alcohol per drinking session and have more binge episodes than younger Americans.
Did you know that nearly 40 percent of chronically ill older adults in the U.S. live alone, and a majority of those who are married have spouses with at least one chronic illness that can affect their ability to provide support? That’s according to a University of Michigan study published recently in the journal Chronic Illness.
Researchers found that 93 percent of the chronically ill older adults had adult children, but for half of them, the children lived more than 10 miles away. Roughly 19 million older chronically ill Americans have adult children like you living at a distance.
Since May is Older Americans Month, what do the latest statistics tell us about growing older in the United States? What future needs are unfolding for seniors and their families?
An interesting profile is emerging that does provide a clearer picture of the face of aging in this country today and into the decades ahead. First of all, more people are centenarians. An estimated 104,754 seniors in the United States were at least 100 years old on Nov. 1, 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Caregiving: An Emerging Profession Question: With Baby Boomers like me needing to stay employed, what are the hot jobs on the horizon, particularly for women? I’m curious; what will make these jobs popular? If you’ve ever been a caregiver to an older loved one, or aspired to be, you’re in luck. Older women aged 55 [...]
10 Reasons Seniors Hang On To Stuff From the Home Instead Senior Care network and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash, here are 10 reasons seniors can’t or won’t give up on their stuff. 1. The Dream of the Future. Those clothes in the closet don’t fit anymore, [...]
Here’s a tasty thought: Kicking your food up a notch with spices could preserve brain function and keep your brain sharp and strong as you age. Get your aging brain back into shape – naturally!
Multigenerational living is on the increase. As a matter of fact, about 6.6 million U.S. households in 2009 had at least three generations of family members, an increase of 30 percent since 2000, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.
When “multigenerational” is more broadly defined to include at least two adult generations, a record 49 million, or one in six people, live in such households, according to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center.
The rise in multigenerational households is heavily influenced by economics, with many young adults known as “boomerang kids” moving back home with mom and dad because of limited job prospects and a housing crunch, according to the Pew report.
But extended life spans and increased options in home health and outpatient care over nursing homes have also played a role.