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Family Caregiver

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public on issues top of mind for caregiver.

Caregiving is generally a long-term commitment and is often a major time commitment, with more than 19 days per month devoted to providing care.

Certain situations and signs may indicate it might be time to consider alternative living arrangements. Generally speaking, families and seniors begin to consider alternatives when it becomes difficult for the elderly family member to carry on important activities of daily living without significant support and assistance from others. Some of the challenges elderly adults can face as they age include loss of vision, poor balance, memory loss or forgetfulness, fatigue, loneliness and dementia.

Whether you or a family member's needs are immediate or long-term, starting the conversation about senior living is the first step to finding the best solution for care needs.

9/16/2014
End of Life, Family Caregiver, Medicare
Strategies are needed to improve community-based long-term care services and supports to aid older adults and their informal caregivers, say researche...
7/22/2014
Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh announced a new Boston Alzheimer’s initiative, becoming the first large city to join the national Alzheimer’s Workplace A...
12/3/2013
cheatsheet, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Reports
Family caregivers who also have jobs face stress in managing a set of complex tasks including administering medications, caring for wounds, meeting di...
9/11/2013
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Reports, Research, Science and Technology, Security
Using a series of carefully tuned wireless sensors, researchers from the University of Utah have created a system that can determine when a senior suf...
8/27/2013
Career Resources, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Job Seekers, Recruiters, Reports, Research, Resident and Family Services
While many seniors today rely on assistance from their adult children and other relatives, the number of potential caregivers in the US is expected to...
8/21/2013
Community Awareness and Education, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Policy in the States
Minnesota recently passed a bill allowing employees to use personal sick leave days to provide care for a parent, grandparents spouse, sibling or adul...
6/25/2013
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medication Management, Reports, Research, Resident and Family Services
39 percent of U.S. adults provide unpaid care for a loved one with health issues, according to a new report published by the Pew Research Center. This...
5/9/2013
Community Awareness and Education, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Senior Living Options
Most people prefer to age in place in their own homes, studies show -- but reality proves that's not always possible. This clash often brings family m...
12/11/2012
Best of the Best Awards, Family Caregiver, Family Relations, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement
A Best of The Best Program to Spotlight, Emeritus Senior Living’s Caregiver “How To” Video Series focuses on educating senior living consumers and the...
10/10/2012
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Home Health Care, Medication Management, Reports, Research
A new study finds that 46 percent of family caregivers perform some sort of medical or nursing task for their loved one. Of these caregivers, most rep...
7/18/2012
Family Caregiver, Technology Infrastructure
A new Pew Research Center survey found that family caregivers are more likely to use the internet than non-caregivers with similar demographic charact...
7/10/2012
Shining a light on the vast number of family caregivers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 16 percent of the U.S. civilian non-institutio...
8/2/2011
Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Research
A new Gallup poll aims to describe the life of an average caregiver and shines light on the vast amount of time family caregivers spend each month car...
11/30/2010
With 24 percent of working women and 25 percent of men expecting to provide care for a relative or in-law in the next five years, caregivers around th...
11/3/2010
November is National Family Caregivers month and a perfect time to appreciate the caregivers in your residents’ lives. During the month of giving than...
10/5/2010
Family Caregiver, Health Care, Hospice
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports that those who die at a hospice or home setting are more likely to have a higher qua...
9/14/2010
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists collaborated to produce the CEAL Medical Administrativ...
5/3/2010
A new study finds that 61% of American workers took at least one day of paid vacation time in the previous year to care for another person …
11/23/2009
Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Science and Technology
Donated iPods provide residents in the Bronx, New York, with customized playlists - part of a life-enhancing music therapy program that is also helpin...
10/13/2009
Family Caregiver, Family Relations
A camp program is targeting the needs of young people who must care for their aging grandparents or disabled parents. A video report by The New York T...
9/18/2009
Key resolution sheds light on the aging population and senior care needs
9/8/2009
A new report details strategies to protect health-care workers from contracting the H1N1 virus. The report focuses on respiratory protection and also ...
5/15/2009
Designed for managers at all levels, this program will address how to increase wellbeing, performance, staff engagement and job satisfaction among som...
3/17/2009
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Education
Missed diagnoses of reversible dementia are a common occurrence, says the National Institute on Aging, and frontline caregivers are among those who ar...
11/5/2008
Alzheimer's disease poses special challenges and increasing levels of care that can be taxing on caregivers as well as those living with the disease. ...