Caregiving Employee

Not only does caregiving for an adult loved one put a personal strain on the individual providing the care, but it can also impact that caregiver’s productivity at work – and even whether they stay in a job. In turn, this can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. Even so, most companies…

Self_Care Caregiver

Exhaustion. Digestive distress. Headache. Depression. Sleeplessness. If you’re a medical caregiver for someone with a chronic illness, you may have seen these symptoms. But we’re not talking about your patient’s symptoms; these symptoms just might be your own. While caring for your loved one is important, remember that you also need to take care of…

Talk to your parents about assisted living

You never know what will prompt the conversation. Maybe it’s a fall, but not serious enough to require hospitalization. Maybe you discover they’re not taking their medication. Maybe they’re not eating well, or they’re not able to clean or keep the house like the used to. It can be almost anything – just something that…

Primetimers Worldwide

In the United States today, about 1.5 million people over 65 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That number is expected to double by 2030. While all communities can expect to face some challenges as they age, LGBTQ seniors often encounter unique hurdles. From lingering social and cultural prejudices to laws which either ignore…

Senior thoughtful man sitting in chair and holding old photo frame

You’ve probably amassed a house, garage, and maybe even shed full of things over the years. But now that you’re moving to a smaller space – whether it’s an apartment, retirement community, or your son’s or daughter’s house – you have the onerous task of thinning out and paring down all those years of accumulated…

Aid-in-Dying

Back in the ‘90s, Dr. Jack Kevorkian made headlines by helping many terminally ill patients end their lives and their suffering. While “Dr. Death” went to prison for eight years for his illegal acts, physician-assisted suicide, or aid-in-dying as it’s now more commonly known, was legalized in Oregon only a handful of years later. Over…

Signs of a stroke

  Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. In fact, it’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Even so, many people don’t know very much about this acute medical condition. I realized that I was one of “those people” when my dad recently had a stroke. So, I…

Medicare for Caregivers

Providing care for a loved one can be challenging. It takes a great deal of time, effort, and emotional labor. On top of that, you suddenly have to navigate the world of insurance, with its paperwork, hoops, and unintuitive structures. Understanding Medicare can be an important part of being a caretaker. The good news is…

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