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Month: September 2014

Caregiving Statistics – Brief and succinct summary by the CDC

September 22nd, 2014

I came across this brief list of statistics related to the prevalence of caregiving as published by the CDC.  The list is not news to many of us but it should cause concern for most.  “An estimated 21% of households …


Nursing home surveillance – should families use a hidden camera to supervise care?

September 18th, 2014

I have seen several articles posted on blogs and in newspapers related to abuse of a senior by a paid caregiver.  Many of these stories are about a caregiver in a home setting who abused physically or financially a senior.  …


What happens when an aging parent falls? You will be a caregiver – take steps NOW to help them and yourself

September 11th, 2014

Imagine that you phone your mother to confirm the family dinner at her house that night.  Typically she is at home the day of the dinner preparing the usual, home-made chicken parmesan and her delicious butter pecan cookies.  All day


Cognitive disorders leave individuals vulnerable. Who will represent them? Families and professionals must work in partnership.

September 9th, 2014

It’s Christmas Day and your family is gathering at your aunt’s home for a traditional Christmas dinner and gift exchange. When you arrive at your parents’ home to pick them up to drive them to your aunt’s, your father gives


Seniors and driving safety – Do you have concerns about a family member? Follow these guidelines!

September 4th, 2014

Are you concerned about a senior driving safely?  Guest author and occupational therapist Susan Sofer (OT & CDRS) addresses this common concern for family members.

 

First, ask yourself these 6 questions:

1.      Does your friend or family member make …



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