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Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents

Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents Julia Torres was 26 years old and pregnant with her second child when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease nine years ago. At the time, Torres, her husband, and daughter were living with her 55-year-old mother in Carlsbad, Calif. Torres took care of her … Continue reading “Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents”

Senior Age Technology

Senior Age Technology  People in the later stages of dementia often have problems communicating their thoughts, needs, and feelings. The inability to tell someone that they are in pain, have trouble sleeping, or have any other problems can cause people with dementia to become frustrated, and possibly resist help from caregivers. Not only will the … Continue reading “Senior Age Technology”

Business Brief: Sampson named director of nursing

Susan Sampson named director of nursing at FCP Live-In, a full-service home care agency specializing in live-in home care Posted at 11:26 AM Updated at 11:26 AM FCP Live-In, a full-service home care agency specializing in live-in home care, named Susan Sampson as its director of nursing. The new position is part of the expansion … Continue reading “Business Brief: Sampson named director of nursing”

Caregivers Are Still Staying In As Society Reopens

Caregivers Are Still Staying In As Society Reopens Jill Carey, a 37-year-old mother of two children, lives with her parents, Walt and Mary Lou Carey, in Upper Darby, Penn. Carey said her greatest fear is either she or her 10-year-old son or 6-year-old daughter will expose her parents, who are in their 70s, to the … Continue reading “Caregivers Are Still Staying In As Society Reopens”

Caregiving in the Age of COVID-19

Caregiving in the Age of COVID-19 There’s no doubt about it, the coronavirus disease has pushed people into the unexpected role of caregiver and made it harder for existing caregivers to do their job. For instance: People who once only waved at their elderly neighbor who lives alone are now making sure that their neighbor … Continue reading “Caregiving in the Age of COVID-19”

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is difficult even in the best of times. But a disaster or emergency can increase confusion for the person with Alzheimer’s and cause greater stress for the caregiver. Just the thought of an approaching disaster can raise anyone’s fears, … Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”

What is In-Home Companion Care?

What is In-Home Companion Care? In-Home Companion Care is just as beneficial to seniors as in-home health care. An in-home companion arranges visits, or with a live-in companion, and either lives with older adults or visits anywhere from two to three times a week to every day. An in-home companion may also act as a … Continue reading “What is In-Home Companion Care?”

What is Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Care?

What is Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Care? One of the greatest needs of seniors who want to live independently is having someone to help manage their daily living activities. Personal Care Assistants (PCA) make it possible for older adults to get their needs met while remaining in the comfort of a familiar environment. A Personal … Continue reading “What is Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Care?”

VA Expands Aid To Cover Caregivers For Vietnam Vets During Pandemic

VA Expands Aid To Cover Caregivers For Vietnam Vets During Pandemic The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding its family caregiver program to include veterans who served during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam eras. Currently, the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) only includes caregivers who provide … Continue reading “VA Expands Aid To Cover Caregivers For Vietnam Vets During Pandemic”

Age-Technology Trends

Age-Technology Trends Anyone who thinks older adults would prefer to shy away from technology rather than learn how to use smartphones, apps, computers, and other electronic devices should think again. Surprisingly, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had a hand in helping seniors sharpen their tech skills, according to a survey conducted by healthinsurance.com. Six … Continue reading “Age-Technology Trends”