New Study Identifies Challenges for Family Caregivers, Caregiving Solutions Needed

New Study Identifies Challenges for Family Caregivers, Caregiving Solutions Needed
WASHINGTON, DC—The profile of the family caregiver in America is changing as the population ages, according to a new research study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. While the “typical” family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who …
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Maine medical marijuana caregivers, dispensaries clash over DHHS bill
In a sweeping set of proposals released this week, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services seeks to limit the amount of marijuana caregivers can distribute to patients, allow the department to investigate caregiver operations and stiffen …
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Caregiver sentenced to prison for 9000 elder theft
A Napa woman was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in state prison for stealing more than $ 100,000 from the elderly couple under her care. Maria Mendez, who was an unpermitted caregiver, was sentenced under a plea agreement reached in March.
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Medical Marijuana Caregivers in the Senate's Crosshairs
But if you're a medical marijuana patient, Thursday is the day to mark on your calendar. That's when a bill that would revamp the state caregiver system — sponsored by Senator Irene Aguilar, a Democrat from Denver who's also a physician — is up for …
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Caregivers Corner: Support groups provide care for caregivers

Caregivers Corner: Support groups provide care for caregivers
Dear Mary, My husband and I have been married for 60 years. He has Parkinson's disease now and he needs a lot of physical care, such as helping him move from our bed to a chair and helping him stay steady on his feet. He is 6 feet tall and I am only 5 …
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Anna Fuerstenberg returns to Nashville with her one-woman show Guerrilla Caregiver
Actor-writer-director Anna Fuerstenberg's return to Nashville — she worked in Music City in the 1980s — is occasioned by the mounting of her one-woman show, Guerrilla Caregiver, a curious but sometimes moving blend of personal narrative and character …
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Caregiver of autistic boy kept in makeshift cage says she was shocked at
ST. CHARLES COUNTY • The parents of a 6-year-old autistic boy who kept the child in a makeshift cage in their basement went on trial Tuesday. Victoria Smith, 44, and Terry Smith, 45, both formerly of O'Fallon, Mo., are charged with child endangerment.
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State must reverse the cuts for caregivers: Guest commentary
They say a budget reflects our values, but it's difficult for most to see the human history and struggle behind the typical budget fight. As a veteran of many such fights, trust me when I tell you that every line in a budget has many stories to tell …
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How emerging technologies can help with care for ill or frail family members
In addition to these innovations, caregivers have some broader concerns: patient safety and security, organizing 24-hour care at home, managing complex medication protocols, meals, transportation and more. The good news is that many of these tasks can …
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Revamped program aims to assist aging adults, caregivers in Chatham County
With Chatham County's aging population growing and families seeking help in dealing with the issue, Senior Citizens Inc. has redesigned its geriatric care management program to help smooth the often rocky road. Lauren Dutko, a certified aging life care …
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Reframing the Caregiver and Patient Mindset: Coping with the 'New Normal'
The health and wellness of brain tumor caregivers, often a spouse, parent, sibling or family member, is pivotal in the management of a brain tumor diagnosis. The American Brain Tumor Association presents interactive sessions that address shifting the …
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Officials: Caregivers need care, too
“Many times caregivers of the elderly are sort of the unsung heroes in the care-giving realm, and they have a tendency to be almost invisible to the public because a lot of folks don't identify as caregivers,” said Mary Buckley-Labonte, program …
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Caregiver charged with looting man's Leisure World apartment after he dies
After months of investigating, Montgomery County Police have charged the man's trusted live-in caregiver, Diane Harris, 45, of Norwich, Conn., in connection with the post death burglary. Montgomery County District Court paperwork states Harris stole …
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Counseling has benefits for Alzheimer's caregivers
For 67-year-old Joe Fabiano, every morning is the same. After helping his wife, Anita, also 67, out of bed, he helps her bathe and dress, then guides her through their home of 45 years to the kitchen. “This way, just turn to the right,” Joe tells Anita …
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Caregiving: What Comes Next After 'How Are You Doing?'
We'd stop and chat, and I'd encourage him to come to Montefiore's Caregiver Support Center. Jerry would tell me that when he was gone for too long, his wife would call him, wondering where he was and what was taking so long. His need to vent, to …
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Hobbled VA caregiver program dims chance of expansion

Hobbled VA caregiver program dims chance of expansion
For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity. The unprecedented package of caregiver …
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Lawmakers to consider more strict Colorado caregiver rules in 2015
DENVER — Lawmakers concerned about what they call a marijuana black market operating under Colorado's medical-pot system will consider legislation next year that would limit plant grows and place more oversight on caregivers. A bill advanced by …
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Colorado medical marijuana: Plant counts added to caregiver debate

Colorado medical marijuana: Plant counts added to caregiver debate
DENVER (AP) — A week before Colorado's health department considers new limits on medical marijuana growers, a panel of lawmakers and regulators debated Monday whether the numbers of plants those growers can raise should be curbed too.
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Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Numbers Decline
The ranks of Colorado's medical marijuana caregivers are declining, serving fewer and fewer patients every month, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment — and that's without the state adopting new measures proposed to …
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Caring.com Announces New Student-Caregiver Scholarship
A Bankrate company headquartered in San Mateo, CA, Caring.com provides helpful caregiving content, online support groups, and a comprehensive Senior Care Directory for the United States, with more than 75,000 consumer ratings and reviews and a …
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