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Caregiving | Generations Home Care
2020 Caregiver resolutions
The new year has nearly arrived, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s believed that that the Babylonians first made New Year’s resolutions some 4,000 years ago. So, the idea of making yourself anew each time the calendar resets has been around for centuries. These resolutions offer us the opportunity to […]
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Stressful holidays between a mother and her adult daughter
As another holiday season kicks into high gear, we should remind ourselves that amid the revelry and cheer, some people are suffering. Family caregivers and the loved ones they look after, often struggle during this time of year. Sometimes it’s due to burnout. Other times suffering comes from sadness over what’s been lost. Regardless of […]
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Arizona Family Caregiver providing a meal for an older women in a wheelchair
Family caregivers fill a critical gap in the United State’s fractured healthcare landscape. Because Medicare doesn’t cover in-home care or assisted living services, family members often care for aging parents, ill spouses, and disabled loved ones themselves. According to research conducted by the AARP, there are 40 million Americans providing care for loved ones around the […]
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Two older adults practicing good dental hygiene
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which serves as an annual reminder for the importance of maintaining good dental health. Our mouth, teeth, and gums don’t exist in a vacuum. Instead, they play a critical role in the health of our entire body. In many cases, health problems in the mouth can indicate problems in the […]
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Arizona Respiratory Care
The final week of October is Respiratory Care Week, which recognizes the vital work respiratory therapists do helping people of all ages breathe easier. While respiratory problems affect every age group, they’re most common among older people. In fact, according to research, 15% of middle-age or older Americans — nearly 1 in 7 — suffer […]
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Senior mental health
Every October 10th, The World Health Organization promotes World Mental Health Day, “with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.” As an organization working primarily with seniors, we’d like to turn our focus to the critical role mental health plays for older […]
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Older man experiencing feelings of guilt
Guilt is an emotion most family caregivers recognize all too well. It’s that haunting, nagging feeling deep in your soul that you aren’t doing everything you can as well as you can. While guilt can be a tremendous motivator, it’s one of the most destructive emotions caregivers deal with. If not managed properly, guilt increases […]
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senior confined to a hospital bed at risk for developing bedsores
Caring for seniors is a tough job, especially if they’re immobile. Not only do you need to ensure that their basic needs are met, you also must guard against the health risks that come as a result of immobility. One of the most serious of these risks is bedsores, because once they develop, they’re difficult […]
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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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