Tuesday, May 05, 2015

People Who Are Caregivers

Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

Binge-Watching Can Be Perilous to Your Health

My friend sent me an interesting email on April 2. Her husband, she wrote, “has holed himself up in the basement (his man cave) and has been binge watching Netflix for nearly a week. I have been really annoyed with him for being so lazy and not taking care of himself or getting anything accomplished. Well... Read moreChevron

posted 05/05/2015, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide

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Under Minding Our Elders, Carol is an author, blogger and columnist on aging and caregiving support.

Hospital Compare Joins Nursing Home Compare As Consumer Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently developed a tool that compares hospitals in a way that is similar to their popular Nursing Home Compare. Aptly called Hospital Compare, the tool allows consumers to view... Read moreChevron

posted 04/29/2015, comments (0)|
Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo

Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo, Community Member

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Be Home Live Life

The Transition from Home to Adult Day Care or Nursing Home Living

Many families gain unexpected insight when they first admit a loved one into an adult day program or a nursing home.

Often they tour these facilities with a marketing or admissions person who follows a script meant to highlight features in the facility of which they are proud.  This is the time to ask questions of the caregivers... Read moreChevron

Joseph

Joseph, Community Member

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I am a retired postal worker who used to coordinate care for my elderly mom.

After Hospice

On August 31, 2010, my mother passed away on what was an otherwise unremarkable afternoon.  Hospice had accurately predicted her last day of life and my family was there with her, as I held her hand during her last few breaths.  It was a day of mixed feelings, some grief and some relief.  The sadness of mom's passing was tempered... Read moreChevron

gerifitz

gerifitz, Community Member

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Taking care of Gumpa

Since our granddaughter was 18 months old, she is now 2, she has taken care of "Gumpa" when we have visited her in Florida.  She loved to go wake him up in the morning and give him his glasses.  She would then show him where the bathroom was and wait for him outside the door.  She would then take his hand and take him to the... Read moreChevron