Perhaps your family rivals those on Walton’s Mountain in its unconditional love, unwavering patience with one another, and determination to stick together through thick and thin. But if your family is like most, there’s at least some level of dysfunction, some leftover diehard sibling rivalry, and even some lingering competition to be Mom’s and Dad’s favorite.
Posted in: Boston Home Care, Caregiver Stress, Choosing Home Health-Care | Tags: elder care, Family Caregiver, family caregivers, family caregiving, senior care, Senior Parents
With as many as 18 million family members providing care for an elderly loved one, the latest report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is alarming: these caregivers are “routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system” – resulting in seniors at serious risk for harm from uninformed,
Posted in: Aging Care Issues, Caregiver Stress | Tags: Advocating for Seniors, family caregivers
As more Americans choose to remain in their own homes as they age, oftentimes the responsibility for care falls on a loved one’s shoulders. In fact, statistics show that services of the over 50 million people providing some level of care to family members represents 80 percent of all home care services delivered today.
Posted in: Caregiver Stress | Tags: family caregivers, respite