It is encouraging to see individuals living longer, healthier, and happier lives. The Urban Institute projected that one in five Americans would reach the age of sixty-five by 2040, compared to one in eight just twenty years ago. However, it should be noted that advanced age is associated with increased disability. As a caregiver, it is vital…

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Caring for an aging parent or child with special needs is a journey that can be both rewarding and challenging. Caring for an elder or a child with special needs, can result in challenges and difficulties that can ultimately take a toll on your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Certain emotions such as grief, hopelessness,…

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The 73rd World Health Assembly Jim Campbell, Director of the Health Workforce Department in WHO headquarters, stated: “Today’s decision gives clear direction on consensus and the necessary actions on the health and care workforce. WHO urges all Member States, International Financing Institutions, Global Health Initiatives and partners to invest in health workforce readiness, education and…

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Are you shopping for gifts for a senior loved one? Whether you are a caregiver seeking advice from Caregiver Support Services on items your loved one might need, or you are simply browsing stores to find presents for your grandparents, you might want to shop with wellness in mind. Giving your senior loved ones gifts…

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How Families Process Grief    How to Cope with Grief The loss of a loved one (patient or client) can have a devastating impact upon those who are left behind. Family members and caregivers are especially vulnerable and need tools to cope with the loss. Understanding common responses to grief is vital to your well-being.…

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Providers of support for family and frontline caregivers, Caregiver Support Services, releases a report – Caregiver Wellness and the Honor in Caregivers Asking for Help ®Research Report 2020 detailing the challenges faced by caregivers December 8, 2020 — Caregiver Support Services, an industry leader in the field of caregiving, recently published a report about caregivers –…

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are progressive disorders that result in memory loss. These chronic medical conditions generally affect individuals in middle and later life, with millions of individuals being diagnosed worldwide each year. Following a diagnosis, your family may have to make a choice regarding the care of your loved one. For example, will your…

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One of the more grievous aspects of life is having to say goodbye to a loved one or client. Sometimes the loss is unexpected (due to an accident or an acute illness). In other instances, your loved one or client’s chronic condition contributes to a steady decline, resulting in his or her eventual passing. Either…

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