Caregivers need to learn to bend without breaking

Caregivers need to learn to bend without breaking
In 2010, Norma Rosenthal's parents were in their early 80s, enjoying good health and living in a Portland townhouse. Rosenthal and her husband were leaving Seattle on vacation when the phone rang. Her father was in crisis. She jumped in the car and …
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Cancer survivors and caregivers ready for Relay For Life
Cancer survivors, caregivers and people who are passionate about the fight against cancer will walk laps, enjoy a variety of activities and do some hardcore fundraising at Brighton's Relay For Life. The 22-hour event begins today at 6 p.m. at Brighton …
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Veterans Journal: Volunteers needed for veteran caregivers' study
Are you a veteran's caregiver? You may qualify for a research study at the Providence VA Medical Center at 830 Chalkstone Ave. in Providence. Eligible caregivers must be between 18 and 80 years old and the spouse, partner, loved one (parent, sibling or …
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Does your state support services for older Americans, family caregivers?
Family caregivers provide an estimated $ 450 billion in unpaid care annually, helping their older parents, spouses and others to live independently at home—and out of costly institutional care, often paid for by Medicaid. But now, in a number of states …
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Union nursing home caregivers seek 'living wage' in State House rally
Nichole Ward, a full-time certified nursing assistant at Greenville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, will tell you that taking care of her patients isn't just about dealing with bedpans. "I feed them, dress them, and bathe them. And I help them with …
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Short film addresses dementia caregiving and much more
“The people most interested in our film are caregivers, because it's real, it's not sugar-coated,” she said. In the campaign to raise money to make “Our Father,” about 95 percent, she estimates, came from caregivers of people with dementia or people …
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The 44-Hour Workweek

The 44-Hour Workweek
Laura Vanderkam and I are in the same business, but I suspect she would have had a very different experience writing this review. If I were more like her, I probably wouldn't have just spent the past 20 minutes starting to make a batch of cookies even …
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Caregiver Coach Program works so well it gets another 0K for 2 years
Just ask Amy Brezinka, whose Caregiver Coach Program at the La Crosse County Aging Unit is receiving its second $ 100,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies Inc. in Milwaukee. Previously known as the Helen Bader Foundation, the nonprofit also had …
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Caregiver invents devices to help move those with limited mobility
When her husband, Donald, developed Parkinson's disease, she was his caregiver. Faced with finding a way to move him around by herself in his wheelchair and in bed, Mrs. Shiffert developed what she calls Care Give-R-Lift products. One is the Bed Sled, …
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Faith in Focus: Raleigh church hosts 'Ask a Doctor' workshop for caregivers

Faith in Focus: Raleigh church hosts 'Ask a Doctor' workshop for caregivers
The church is presenting a caregivers workshop called “Ask a Doctor ” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11. Medical professionals will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and lead a discussion, in a setting that will also include fellowship and …
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Caregivers Corner: Putting yourself in the mindset of those with dementia
Dear Mary, You recently offered the Virtual Dementia Tour at my church. Although I take care of my mother who has Alzheimer's disease, I didn't participate because I live with this 24/7 and I feel like I know all about it. Some of my friends who …

PHYSICIAN FOCUS: The other side of Alzheimer's: Caregivers and families

PHYSICIAN FOCUS: The other side of Alzheimer's: Caregivers and families
Alzheimer's disease is a cruel affliction, robbing individuals of memory, motor activity and the ability to plan and organize. Children, families and friends can become strangers; a cherished home containing a lifetime of memories can turn into an odd, …
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Area STARS Program Provides Community for Seniors and Respite for Their Caregivers
Caregivers can arrange to bring their senior to the STARS program up to five hours a day, five days a week, for a fee. The seniors get time with other seniors, along with the opportunity to participate in games, sing-a-longs, pet therapy, crafts, and …
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Daughter sues caregiver agency over dad's death
A woman is suing a Napa agency that cares for the elderly, alleging her father died after he was injured in a fall when an unlicensed caregiver left him unattended, according to a complaint filed in Napa County Superior Court. Rebecca Koreneff of …
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Soldierettes: Support group forms for caregivers of veterans

Soldierettes: Support group forms for caregivers of veterans
Delora Moulton sits with her husband, Steven, a wounded veteran, at their home Tuesday in Hudson Falls. Delora started a nonprofit, called Soldierettes, to support other caregivers after federal funds she received to care for her husband were cut.
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College educator starts Fanwood business to help with caregiving issues
A new Fanwood business, Distant Daughter, provides product reviews of new and existing technologies meant to assist with remote caregiving. “Whether caring for an aging parent or an ill or disabled family member, Distant Daughter's reviews provide …

Dorothy Poindexter, caregiver and volunteer, dies at 61

Dorothy Poindexter, caregiver and volunteer, dies at 61
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Native Staten Islander Dorothy Ann Poindexter, 61, of Castleton Corners, a retired health care worker who was devout in her faith, died Tuesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. Born and raised in Mariners …

AP-NORC Poll: Many Californians unaware of caregiver program
McCormack gets paid $ 11 an hour through the In-Home Supportive Services Program, which pays family members and other caregivers to help about 467,000 enrollees with such things as housecleaning, bathing, grocery shopping and laundry so they can …
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Latest Caregiver News

Preparing to Let Go — Caring for Mom: Day 0 — One Alzheimer's Caregiver's
Andrea and Abigail Tomorrow I will take over caring for my 82-year-old mother who is challenged by stiff, achy joints, severely limited vision and an unreliable memory. She's not always sure where she is, what year it is, or that the conversations on …
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What Should I Know About "Financial Caregiving"?
Today we are going to pivot from estate planning and consider caregiving for senior loved ones. Specifically, what you need to know about the helping with their finances, to include a helpful online resource. Yes, while the focus of caregiving tends to …

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Book Review: The Accidental Caregiver by Gregor Collins
Are you yearning for an astounding story written with a passionate voice to take you away from your troubles? Look no further than The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann by Gregor Collins.
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LG GizmoPal (Verizon Wireless)
Other kid-trackers have the same issue. "It would be useless in a maze," my daughter said. So you call her, or she calls you. Fitting with the simple theme, the GizmoPal can only call two numbers: press once to call caregiver 1, press twice to call …
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