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Caregivers should do their homework

By Angela Rocheleau Back to school is in the air. This not only signals changes for school children but also for their parents. Everyone is up early, scattering around the house for clothing, breakfast, book bags and the mad dash to the school bus. A quick glance at the calendar for mom and/or dad is […]

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Holistic approach for elder care gaining in popularity

When it comes to serving patients in the next 20 years, that holistic approach — looking at all components of a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being — will increasingly serve an aging population.

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Sandwich Generation caregivers: Where can you get help?

By Angela Rocheleau The Sandwich Generation is a term that has been coined to describe the generation that is still raising children while having some or all caretaking responsibilities for aging parents. I find myself a member of this growing and very prevalent group. I am a full time career person nearing the final stretch […]

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Understanding the help you need as a caregiver

By Micha Shalev About 44 million people, roughly 19 percent of the U.S. adult population, provide unpaid care to someone who is age 50 or older. The average age of caregivers is 50 and the average age of care recipients is 77. Most caregivers assist family members, usually their mothers. How do you define the […]

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Memoir highlights caregiver’s long-term health care challenges

Decades after screen star Bette Davis famously declared that “growing old is not for sissies,” Estelle Gross expanded on the woes of the ailing aged with her lament that people live too long and die too slowly.

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Think independence for your senior family member

By Angela Rocheleau As we celebrate our country’s independence this month, it may also be time to think about the independence of a senior loved one in your family. Is your elderly family member still living in a home that is difficult to access due to many stairs? If so it may be hard for […]

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