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Toilet Talk For Caregivers

  by Kaye Swain Toilet talk. For those of us with children, we did plenty of that when our kids were young, didn’t we? As we’re caring for aging parents, we’re rediscovering that conversation, often at the same time we are discussing it with our kids as they are raising their own children. It’s definitely…
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Some Information on Live in Caregivers

by: Alvaro Buckley If you have a senior citizen in the family then it is imperative to give them round the clock attention so that they can go about their daily chores normally. Taking care of older people is not as easy as babysitting as they can be nasty and refuse to cooperate; because they think…
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Find Senior Care

by: Muneeb Ahmed Where to Find Senior Care There are many ways that you can go about trying to find senior care for your loved one. You can search online, where you can often find online reviews written by people who have been under that person or facility's care, you can look in the local…
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Managing the Care of Aging Parents (From a Distance)

By Janelle Jacobs As the world becomes increasingly global and people continue to live longer lives, a growing proportion of middle-aged adults are faced with the challenge of caring for their aging parents, who may live across the country or in a different state, and what to do when their parents can no longer care…
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Caregivers, Abuse, and Elders

by Aliya Grey Elder abuse is a serious and critical issue to address when considering any cargiver for the elderly, be it an at-home service or a care giving facility. Abuse can be either physical or emotional, and sometime the caregiver can be completely unaware he/she being abusive towards the patient. One of the considered…
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Keep an Eye on the Family Caregiver – Part III

by Joy Loverde In Part I & II of Keep an Eye on the Family Caregiver, we discussed that there are no blueprints in caregiving and we each must find our way. We also looked at the importance of keeping a realistic view of our demands to make sure we don’t sabotage the caregiving process.…
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Meet the Baby Gloomers

by Mary Beth Sammons These days, it seems like we need our own midlife dictionary. First, we were dubbed “Baby Boomers.” Then, came “The Sandwich Generation,” a term for those of us poised in between our aging parents and our own children. Many of us reinvented that term to be more explicit: “The Panini Generation,”…
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Keep an Eye on the Family Caregiver – Part I

by Joy Loverde If I had to create a “Help Wanted” ad as a way to hire a family caregiver, this is how the advertisement would read: HELP WANTED Person available and on-call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day with no days off and little or no financial compensation. Qualifications: Can speak medical,…
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CNAs Angels of Assisted Living Facilities

I didn't see them at first, not really.  I was too wrapped up in my own grief, trying to come to terms with the fact that my grandmother, matriarch of our family, was at the end of her life.  I couldn't believe that this woman, a force of nature for much of my life, was…
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Healing Touch Essential Component of Eldercare

Touch is a vital part of my life, and I believe it is a vital component of eldercare.  I began studying the effects of touch before the birth of my first child, discovering that infants will fail to thrive, even when all other needs are met, unless they are regularly held.  I believe this same…
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