January 10, 2017
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, women provide the majority of informal care to family members. And they wear many hats in the process, including “hands-on health provider, care manager, friend, companion, surrogate decision-maker and advocate.”
November 22, 2016
The everyday struggles that family caregivers face can be magnified during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. From missing out on holiday parties to finding time to shop and wrap gifts, it’s easy to understand why family caregivers often find themselves feeling a little blue during this typically festive season of the year.
November 15, 2016
Caring for a loved one is hard work, and it usually comes at the expense of your own health and well-being. As you spend more time with your aging loved one, it leaves less time for you. This often leaves caregivers feeling tired, stressed and overwhelmed.
November 2, 2016
The holidays are a stressful time, with so much more on your to-do list than the rest of the year. And like many people caring for aging loved ones, you are probably questioning how you can get everything done.
October 25, 2016
Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke. Every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. Even more startling? Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
October 18, 2016
Medicare, the national health insurance program available for Americans over the age of 65, offers an open enrollment period every year for those who wish to make a change to their health plan. Health and drug plans can change from year to year, so it’s important to take time to review your plan or your senior loved one’s each year.