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Tips for Avoiding Medical Errors

Tips for Avoiding Medical Errors | CareGivers | Scoop.it

Who is responsible for your healthcare? Is it the government, doctor, pharmacist, nurse or other healthcare professional?

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It is, of course, each of us individually.

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What Caregivers Needs To Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

What Caregivers Needs To Know About Social Security Disability Benefits | CareGivers | Scoop.it
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be difficult. The following is an overview of the SSD process for caregivers application process.
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A great start on the challenging bureaucratic path...

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Navigating Life's Transitions: Summer reading for caregivers

Navigating Life's Transitions: Summer reading for caregivers | CareGivers | Scoop.it
I was recently packing up my bookshelf for a move and re-encountered many of the classic resources I find myself recommending to caregivers again and again. I have selected four of my favorites to share with you.
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Keeping Cool: Managing Summer Heat

Keeping Cool: Managing Summer Heat | CareGivers | Scoop.it

Seniors and infants are the most vulnerable during a dangerous summer heat wave. Homewatch CareGivers shares tip for managing the heat.

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Ray Walters's curator insight, June 1, 2014 4:52 AM

Tips for keeping cool during the summer heat.

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Patient-generated data is the future of care, VA official says

Patient-generated data is the future of care, VA official says | CareGivers | Scoop.it
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“The future is PGD – patient-generated data,” said Dr. Susan Woods, director of patient experience for connected health at the Veterans Health Administration. “The voice of the patients and the caregivers has never been louder.”

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Caregivers Must Control the Car Keys of Dementia Patients

Caregivers Must Control the Car Keys of Dementia Patients | CareGivers | Scoop.it
My biggest conflict with Dad was when I took his car keys. It wasn’t pretty. Having THE discussion about the driving is never pleasant, but a little advanced thought might ease the pain a bit.
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Just How Valuable Is Family Caregiving?

Just How Valuable Is Family Caregiving? | CareGivers | Scoop.it

A welcome recognition of the value of family caregiving came in a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which estimated the economic value of caregiving for older persons in 2011 to be $234 billion.

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What is the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project?

What is the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project? | CareGivers | Scoop.it
We were fortunate  - my mom only had to visit the hospital very, very early on in her illness – but even at that,...
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The Critical Role of Caregivers in Achieving Patient-Centered Care

For caregivers to make patient-centered care a reality for frail elders and those with advanced illness, they will need unprecedented education and assistance. In addition to supporting policies designed to reimburse caregivers for some of their services—proposals unlikely to be enacted, given the current political climate—the medical establishment needs to incorporate caregivers at every step of patient care. This will entail a fundamental shift from individual autonomy to family- and caregiver-centered care.

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Caregivers, what is your stress level?

Caregivers, what is your stress level? | CareGivers | Scoop.it
Everyday living can be stressful enough. Work, children, family activities all add up to a very busy life for most adults.
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Advice for Caregivers of Relatives With Cancer

Advice for Caregivers of Relatives With Cancer | CareGivers | Scoop.it
Julia Bucher, a nurse and an author of a caregiving book, answers readers’ questions about minimizing discomfort, home care and other issues for a family member with cancer.
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Mental Exercises

Mental Exercises | CareGivers | Scoop.it

Some activities you can do to give your brain a good workout and increase your mental clarity. As an elder care provider, you can do some of these activities with your elderly adult, and encourage them to do some on their own.

 
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America’s Growing Caregiving Crisis Spans Generations

America’s Growing Caregiving Crisis Spans Generations | CareGivers | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.
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"From our perspective, the missing link in all of those programs is they don’t specifically address the needs of the family caregiver."

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8 Childish Things Every Caregiver Should Do

8 Childish Things Every Caregiver Should Do | CareGivers | Scoop.it
The challenges of what I call 'The Sandwich Generation Juggling Act' -- balancing children, career and caregiving -- often means dropping the ball that says 'me.'
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Caregiver Crisis in New York State

Caregiver Crisis in New York State | CareGivers | Scoop.it
In Rochester and across the state, the number of people age 65 and older is growing. So is the number of caregivers. Experts say a crisis in caregiving is looming.
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Visiting the Zoo with an Elder

Visiting the Zoo with an Elder | CareGivers | Scoop.it
Visiting the zoo can help caregivers and their elderly loved ones get outside and experience the benefits animal interactions. Here are 4 tips for a successful zoo trip.
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Preparing for Caregiving: What Caregivers Should Know

Preparing for Caregiving: What Caregivers Should Know | CareGivers | Scoop.it
What should you know about caregiving? How do you know if you can handle the responsibilities and time commitments of taking care of your mom and dad - while keeping your own sanity and protecting your other relationships?
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Long Distance Caregiving: Tips For The Check-In Call

Long Distance Caregiving: Tips For The Check-In Call | CareGivers | Scoop.it
It’s not about peppering your caree with questions; it’s about inserting good questions during your comfortable conversations.
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Ten great tips!

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Tips for Caregivers of Elderly Parents

These tried and tested tips and strategies used by other caregivers can make the difference between scarcely surviving giving care to your elderly parents or flourishing and
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Long-Distance Caregiving: Keeping Involved and Planning Visits

Long-Distance Caregiving: Keeping Involved and Planning Visits | CareGivers | Scoop.it
According to the 2012 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures Report there are 1.4 to 2.3 million long distance caregivers today, depending on one’s definition of long distance.
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Who's Paying When You Can't Live Home Anymore?

Who's Paying When You Can't Live Home Anymore? | CareGivers | Scoop.it
43.5 million of adult family caregivers care for someone 50+ years of age and 14.9 million care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
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Digital Health: Healthcare via Smartphones {Infographic}

Digital Health: Healthcare via Smartphones {Infographic} | CareGivers | Scoop.it
Digital Health: Healthcare via Smartphones {Infographic}
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The Caregivers' Dilemma

The Caregivers' Dilemma | CareGivers | Scoop.it
Home health care workers feel called to their work, glad to know they can provide an necessary service, but the benefits and pay make it a tough gig to keep for the long term.
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Home repair for health? Simple fix-ups may keep low-income seniors independent

Home repair for health? Simple fix-ups may keep low-income seniors independent | CareGivers | Scoop.it
BALTIMORE — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair.
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