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Workers Still Waiting On White House's 'We Can't Wait' Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A year ago President Barack Obama stood with a group of home care aides and announced that his administration would be extending to them...

How to Avoid the Home Care Nightmare

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Providing therapy in the home can be a rewarding and valuable experience, building wonderful relationships between families and therapists that can last for years. Just remember to establish rules from the start and get everyone involved.

Home Health Aides: The Dementia Care Balancing Act (Part Two)

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

One of the few constants with dementia is change. Levels of memory loss and general awareness can fluctuate greatly.

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.

Lessons For Caregivers: Survivor's Guilt And The Memory Room

Bernard Mooney | Posted 04.26.2012 | Fifty
Bernard Mooney

When my wife died, I felt survivor's guilt because the two of us shared every good thing and every bad thing that had occurred for a very long time. Now I felt guilty that she no longer had the opportunity to experience the things that are still to come.

Lessons For Caregivers Part 2: Dealing With Medical Professionals

Bernard Mooney | Posted 04.06.2012 | Fifty
Bernard Mooney

In short, when you are a caregiver dealing with doctors, be prepared to ask questions. When dealing with nurses, be prepared to listen.

How Tough Are You? Summoning Strength In Caregiving

Bernard Mooney | Posted 01.30.2012 | Fifty
Bernard Mooney

The weak, helpless, confused and eventually paralyzed state Celia had been in for four years hurt her 10 times more than it might hurt someone else. She did not abide by someone helping her to do everything, every day (not even her husband of 39 years).

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.

Alzheimer's And The Importance Of Early Detection

Leann Reynolds | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

If Alzheimer's disease cannot currently be stopped or cured, what difference does early detection make?

Addressing Diabetes Care in the Home

Leann Reynolds | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

In reality, a caregiver can be a relatively youthful spouse whose husband or wife has a chronic condition -- such as diabetes -- that requires daily monitoring.