Bill Introduced For Veterans And Their Caregivers! Elizabeth Dole Act

Bill Introduced For Veterans And Their Caregivers! Elizabeth Dole Act Disabled and elderly U.S. military veterans and their caregivers would receive more support and services under a bill recently introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The proposed legislation would improve in-home care and community-based services and expand services to veterans who live in rural … Continue reading “Bill Introduced For Veterans And Their Caregivers! Elizabeth Dole Act”

Live-In Caregiving As The New Alternative

Live-In Caregiving As The New Alternative Sheila knows firsthand the pressures of caring for an aging parent. The Michigan resident and her three brothers have been caring for their mother, Marlene, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Sheila, who is 60 years old, did not want her last name used in an interview. Sheila and … Continue reading “Live-In Caregiving As The New Alternative”

Caring For Someone With Alzheimers (ALZ)

Caring For Someone With Alzheimers (ALZ) Jim and Laneeda Lucero had what many would consider the perfect life. They were college sweethearts and married while still in school. Lucero was an advertising executive and his wife, Laneeda, was a stay-at-home mom to four children. Lucero described his wife as “busy,” “bubbly,” and “beautiful.” She was … Continue reading “Caring For Someone With Alzheimers (ALZ)”

Senior With Ailments Finds FCP Live-In Home Care to Be The Right Choice

Senior With Ailments Finds FCP Live-In Home Care to Be The Right Choice Peter and Carol Smith had lived independently in their home in Westford, Massachusetts for years. But Peter, 82, began having multiple health challenges and problems with his mobility that made it difficult for him to take care of himself. Carol tried as … Continue reading “Senior With Ailments Finds FCP Live-In Home Care to Be The Right Choice”

Caregiving Under Stress

Caregiving Under Stress There is a group of health care workers that are not visible as the doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and other medical staff was commonly seen by patients. The vast majority of people in this unseen worker group do not have medical degrees or certificates but manage infusion pumps, operate feeding tubes, dress … Continue reading “Caregiving Under Stress”

Is Live-In Care Right For You?

Is Live-In Care Right For You? It’s a fact that older adults want to age in place in their own homes. Unfortunately, the independence of some seniors is threatened unless someone helps them with their day-to-day living activities. Many older adults, however, are finding a solution to this problem by hiring a trained and experienced … Continue reading “Is Live-In Care Right For You?”

Hospice Care and End of Life at Home

Hospice Care and End of Life at Home Coneigh Sea cared for her husband while he was a hospice patient in their Murfreesboro, Tennessee home. Sea managed all of his medications and his bodily fluids, mostly by herself. Although her husband died in 1993, Sea still remembers the burden that is placed on her. It’s … Continue reading “Hospice Care and End of Life at Home”

The Cost of Caregiving

The Cost of Caregiving Amy Goyer was working full-time in Virginia when the health of her aging parents started to take a downward turn. Goyer eventually quit her job and moved to Arizona to care for her parents. Her mother had a stroke, and her father would later develop Alzheimer’s disease. Goyer worked as a … Continue reading “The Cost of Caregiving”

Budget For Caregiving

Budget For Caregiving When we think of frontline workers in the healthcare profession, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are a few that come to mind. People who are usually left off the frontline workers list but are also committed to helping the sick and elderly are caregivers. Because of this, caregiver advocacy groups recommend families include … Continue reading “Budget For Caregiving”

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress Without a doubt, 2020 was a stressful year for older adults because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the stress was even greater for those who cared for seniors during this turbulent time. Routine caregiving, however, was an overwhelming responsibility long before the coronavirus disease outbreak. In fact, a … Continue reading “Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress”