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Caregiving | Generations Home Care
holiday caregiving
The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. Between gift shopping, decorating, holiday parties, and family commitments, sometimes it feels like there’s almost no time left to actually enjoy the season. But when you add in the stress of caring for an elderly family member, the holidays can quickly turn into an exhausting […]
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Manage diabetes during the holidays
The holiday season is now in full swing, and that means food, and a lot of it. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States. But all that celebration comes with big challenges for the diabetic population as they choose what foods to eat and how large their […]
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man caring for sick spouse
The stereotypical knock on men is that they’re less empathetic, less emotional, and are thereby inferior caregivers to women. And in the context of adult caregiving — where a male spouse cares for his ill female partner — research has confirmed this stereotype. But a new study published in the Journals of Gerontology found that men […]
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Arizona Caregiver
It’s a common story. An older relative visits the doctor and suddenly they’re in the midst of a serious health crisis they can’t handle themselves. You do the right thing, of course, and offer to help. Now you’ve joined the ranks of the family caregivers across the country who are responsible for the well-being of […]
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arizona millennial caregiver
Every day in America, family caregivers provide an extraordinary amount of support to adults with chronic or disabling health conditions. The average American caretaker is currently a 49-year old woman caring for a 69-year old woman. But a new AARP report shows that may soon be changing, because an increasing number of millennials are taking […]
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Arizona caregiver
A recent survey by Securian Financial found that most unpaid family caregivers struggle to maintain their financial and emotional wellbeing. The survey covered 800 people who are providing or have provided unpaid care to a parent, in-law, or spouse who is aging, or has a disability, or chronic disease. It found: “[T]he majority of caregivers […]
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Arizona family caregiver
Update: President Trump signed the RAISE Family Caregivers Act into law last week.  Earlier this month we told you about a promising new bill making its way through the US Government that aims to provide much-needed help to family caregivers. Called the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, the new legislation directs […]
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wilder arizona alzheimer's caregivers
Earlier this month, Gene Wilder’s widow – Karen Wilder – shared with ABC news her experience of acting as her husband ‘s primary caregiver in the wake of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Her story is a frank account of the difficulty spouses face as they provide care for their ailing partner. But at the same time, […]
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Family Caregiver Phoenix
We frequently discuss the emotional costs associated with family caregiving, but the devastating financial costs often go unnoticed. When people cut back on their hours to take care of family members, or are forced to quit their jobs altogether, the costs add up fast. According to a study conducted by the AARP, the “total estimated economic […]
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RAISE Arizone
In the United States, it’s common for family members to provide primary care support for their older relatives. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” But despite the widespread […]
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