Caregiving

Caregiving

Caring for Family Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month

Did you know that November is National Family Caregivers Month? It is a time to honor those individuals who selflessly care for family members who need them most. According to the AARP, more than 40 million Americans provide unpaid care for their injured, sick, or disabled loved ones.  A 2019 study funded by the AARP [...]

November 3rd, 2020|

The Dynamic of a Spouse Becoming a Caregiver

Caring for a seriously ill spouse can trigger relationship challenges.  In the process of change, you can lose your best friend, your love, and your future as you both had imagined it. Promises will change from words spoken in oath on your wedding day to deeds of care in your mostly, but not exclusively, older [...]

January 9th, 2020|

There is a Nursing Home Staffing Shortage

  There are federal regulatory standards that nursing homes must meet for providing qualified registered nursing staff. According to McKnight’s.com, fully three-quarters of nursing homes seldom meet the federally registered nurse (RN) staffing level guidelines. In particular, on the weekends, nursing homes are often understaffed, or staff is not there at all according to data [...]

July 17th, 2019|

Memory care and the epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease typically with a long pre-clinical phase which gradually worsens. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal aging and include problems with language, mood swings, disorientation, loss of motivation, poor self-care and behavioral issues. There are no treatments to stop or reverse the disease progression. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 70 [...]

April 4th, 2019|

Medi-Cal Matters: Plan for When Your Ill Spouse Leaves Home

You may see it coming: Much as you want to and hard as you try, you just can’t take care of your ill spouse at home any more. At this emotionally difficult time, the last thing you need is the stress of not knowing where to find the money to pay for the steep costs [...]

March 26th, 2019|