Topic: Caregivers


Family Caregivers Play a Vital Role in Today's Healthcare System

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Let’s take a look at some of the latest data about these people who do so much for senior loved ones.

Grandparents Who Care: When Grands Provide Child Care

"Grandma and Grandpa day care" is a pretty common model in the U.S.! How are these seniors doing?

Infographic: "How Are Mom and Dad Doing?"

Check out this handy checklist before your summer trips to visit senior relatives.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Senior moments explained; caregiver siblings aren't sharing the workload; will our Facebook pages live on after us?

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Updates about farmers market food safely, the notorious "grandparent scam," and a new Harvard study that warns companies to support employees who are also caregivers.


Aging & Caregiving In the News

Seniors benefit from yoga and Pilates; Alzheimer's caregivers are dealing with loneliness; to remember that museum trip, leave your camera behind.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Seniors are most affected during wildfires; Alzheimer's caregivers should make exercise a priority; women less likely to receive CPR.

When Caregiving Siblings Squabble

When Mom and Dad need care, adult children may find themselves in disagreement—and regressing into their old childhood dynamic.

"Mom Needs Care—What About My Job?"

In September we celebrate Labor Day, a good time to look at the challenges faced by millions of working Americans who are also caring for an elderly or disabled loved one.

Helping Seniors Manage Their Social Security Benefits

Representative Payees help older adults protect this important source of income.

Scams Are a Family Caregiver Issue

A growing number of seniors are defrauded by con artists who can rob them—literally—of their quality of life.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Do you drive with your dog in the car? Are you a millennial caregiver? Do you have a food allergy or intolerance? Check out the latest news.

May 13 – 19, 2018 Is National Women's Health Week

In this year when women in America are speaking out and being heard more than ever, there's a new recognition that gender equality is a healthcare issue.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Teens aren't the only ones endangered by detergent pods; protecting vision by lowering stress; study shows family caregivers make many sacrifices.

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Creating a Happy Holiday for Someone Living in a Skilled Nursing Facility

The holidays are a joyous time of the year, but they can also come with added stress. Shopping, getting ready for traveling, or welcoming visitors can seem overwhelming during what is usually a busy time of year. And if you have a loved one living in a nursing home, trying to include them into your holiday plans can become challenging with all you have on your plate.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Protecting seniors from a common scam; the growing caregiver burden; study shows generosity grows with age.

Managing COPD in a Skilled Nursing Setting

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to one study, approximately 20 percent of skilled nursing facility residents have a diagnosis of COPD and it is the third leading cause of deaths in America.

Five Trends in Family Caregiving

Changes to society have brought changes to our eldercare system—and that includes the people who provide care for their loved ones.

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Volunteering in a Skilled Nursing Facility is a Classic Win-Win

Many people who volunteer are called to do so because they want to make a positive difference in the world. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is by lending your compassion, talent and energy to individuals who live in a skilled nursing facility.

When It’s Time for Mom and Dad to Downsize

Here are some things to consider as you help them decide what to keep, what to give to family and friends, what to sell, and what to discard.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Your pet doesn't want you to smoke; overmedication linked to frailty; seniors get the most out of volunteering.

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How Skilled Nursing Facilities Help Seniors Through the Post-Holiday Blues

There has been an enduring myth that suicides peak in December, as those who may be experiencing loss or heartache are unable or uninterested in partaking in the season’s festivities. But according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the suicide rate is actually lowest in December. It’s the post-holiday season that may bring a greater risk of depression.

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Helping a Loved One Move into a Skilled Nursing Facility

Making a move to a new home can be stressful. For those moving into a skilled nursing facility, the stress can seem overwhelming – not only does one have to adjust to a new living space, but there also are the added stressors of concerns about privacy, health and well-being.

Techno-Caregiving: When You're Mom's Help Desk

Does this sound familiar? You went to visit your elderly parents, only to spend hours helping them with computer problems. Here are tips for those finding themselves in this increasingly common caregiver role.

Aging and Caregiving in the News

Texting affects the "sixth sense" that protects us while driving; family may notice a loved one's memory loss first; do you have "gamer's thumb"?

Aging and Caregiving in the News

Seniors and robots; the value of giving advice; report shows Alzheimer's caregivers suffer financial hardship.