A Self Evaluation of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a serious problem because it not only impacts the mental and emotional health of the caregiver, but it is also reflected in the quality of care provided to the loved one. How do you know when you are feeling burned out? Here is a quiz: Consider the following and rate each on […]

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Caregiving for an Older Adult

Acting as the caregiver for an older adult can be an extremely taxing “job”, whether you are caring for a close family member, a neighbor, or a friend. Most people want to be there for an ailing family or friend, but the emotional, physical and logistical impact is often underestimated. A common term in today’s […]

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When to Call a Geriatric Care Manager

Hiring a geriatric care manager (GCM) can help alleviate a great deal of stress for elderly persons and their families. Since each individual has a different set of circumstances, lifestyles, resources and medical issues everyone’s situation varies significantly. Often the rule of thumb is the sooner a geriatric care manager becomes involved the more options […]

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Improving Balance Can Save Seniors’ Lives

One slip can break a hip! Broken hips or hip fractures are a common fear among seniors, along with the fear of falling – probably because more than 90 percent of hip fractures occur as a result of falls, with most of these fractures occurring in persons more than 70 years of age. Additionally, too […]

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How To Reduce Your Risk Of Hospitilization

The Real Sweet Spot in Reducing Hospitalizations Recently the press have been catching wind to a trend of insurance companies recognizing that coordinating care outside of the hospital equates to lower hospitalizations. For health insurer, Geisner, paying nurses to conduct phone follow-ups with chronically ill patients reduced hospital admissions by 18%  and overall medical expenses by 7 […]

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5 Tips To Avoid Relocation Stress

“Is my parent safe and well cared for and is she happy?” If you can answer yes to both, you may get it right on the first try. However, according to “How to Avoid The Goldilocks Syndrome,” a recent article on Forbes.com, most family caregivers are unprepared to make the best choice for their aging […]

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