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Caregiving 101

Yvonna Russell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Yvonna Russell

November is National Family Caregivers month. I want to share two great books that I found informative and comforting. When I moved my Mom who h...

Hospice Voices

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Hospice is a difficult decision for anyone, but it allowed me to bring my late husband home, somewhere he desperately wanted to be.

Home Health Aides: Living Lifelines in Sandy's Hobbled Communities

Marki Flannery | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Marki Flannery

The hurricane amplified the power of teamwork that many experts believe is the future of home- and community-based care, among aides as well as across a diversified team of caregivers.

Fear of Falling: Breaking the Dangerous Downward Cycle

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Remaining physically active is essential, but it is only one part of a larger fall-prevention picture, which also includes medication management, vision upkeep, proper footwear and a safe home environment.

There Is No 'I' in 'Safety Net'

Mary Ann Christopher | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Christopher

At the center of Mrs. Barrow's team is Felicia herself; her needs, her feedback, and her participation are essential. Then, working collaboratively and across all facets of her daily life, she is supported by a nurse-led team of health professionals.

Home Health Aides: We Need to Raise the Bar

Marki Flannery | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

While this survey uncovered far too many "bad apples," home health aides like Zena give us a benchmark to strive for as we seek to fill a ballooning and all-important need: caring for our loved ones as they age.

Home Health Aides: Dementia Care Means Expecting the Unexpected (Part One)

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When a client or a loved one has dementia, all activities of daily living (ADL) -- such as bathing, dressing, eating and sleeping -- need to be understood through the lens of the progressive brain disorder.

What Makes A Good Caregiver?

Marki Flannery | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Who are the people to whom we entrust our aging parents, our spouses, ourselves in our greatest need, and how can we ensure that they are a good fit for our loved ones?

Sami Peterson: National Family Caregiver of the Year!

Suzanne Mintz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Mintz

Sami Peterson is like most of the family caregivers I've had the privilege of meeting over the years -- hard working, resourceful, optimistic and exhausted.