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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
young hands holding older hands on top of a blanket. care.com
Earlier this month, news broke that Sheila Lirio Marcelo — founder and CEO of care.com — was resigning her post after 13 years. The announcement came months after a blockbuster Wall Street Journal report detailing how the largest online marketplace for babysitters and adult caregivers failed to conduct background checks on providers using their service. […]
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caregiving
A new Health Affairs study predicts the cost of lost wages for unpaid caregiving will double from its current rate of $67 billion to $132–$147 billion by 2050. The predicted rise in costs will be fueled by a growing number of Americans who need care, as well as an increased share of better-educated caregivers. Here […]
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senior immunizations
In late 18th century England, a physician named Edward Jenner made a revolutionary discovery. At the time, smallpox killed more than 30% of the people it infected, and, as a result, caused much fear throughout Britain. According to local knowledge, though, milkmaids who’d previously contracted cowpox were immune from the more virulent form of the […]
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Aging in Arizona
As more Americans live longer into their old age, our country will begin facing a caregiving crisis that will reverberate through every corner of the economy. Two new reports reveal the staggering cost of this crisis for older Americans and their families. Nursing Home Prices Surge and Show No Sign of Slowing Many older Americans […]
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Preventing Alzheimers Disease Arizona
Researchers have failed to make significant progress towards curing or even treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. At the same time, new cases are steadily increasing. Around the world, some 50 million people suffer from dementia, with 10 million new cases diagnosed every year. Without new treatment options, the world will soon face […]
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Seniors Warm Weather Arizona Heat Stroke
As the summer months continue to warm, it’s important for seniors to actively monitor their own health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans 65-years or older are far more likely than younger people to be hospitalized due to heat-related illnesses. Older Americans are also much more likely to die from the heat. For […]
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arizona cyber criminal
Every day, seniors fall victim to financial scams perpetrated by criminals from all over the world. Though the numbers are difficult to tabulate with any certainty, one financial services firm estimates that seniors could be losing up to $36.5 billion every single year. That stunning number offers just a glimpse into the scope of the […]
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Generations Home Care Continuum of Care
As we age, our care needs grow and change. What a 65-year old needs for care differs greatly from the needs of a 75-year old, which are again different from the needs of an 85 or 95-year old. It becomes a challenge, then, for older people to navigate all these different care modalities. Where do […]
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Arizona couples care
In a perfect world, each of us would transition gracefully into old age with our beloved spouses by our side. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect. As a result, many aging couples will face significant challenges if they want to remain together as they age. For starters — whether due to age differences, disease, […]
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Live-In Caregivers with Senior Woman
As we age, it becomes harder and harder to do the things we once took for granted. Simple activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, and errands can be extremely difficult for some older people. As a result, seniors often enter assisted living facilities when they realize they can no longer fully care for themselves. […]
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