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Visiting Our Aging Parents for the Holidays: Something You Didn't Expect. - Elder Options of Texas

Visiting Our Aging Parents for the Holidays: Something You Didn't Expect. - Elder Options of Texas | Caregiving | Scoop.it

"For boomers, our parents may be showing signs of aging in ways beyond their physical appearance. The time to simply visit, assuming that our parents are okay is over for some of us. The assumptions are replaced by the need for a vigilant look at how our aging parents are really doing. If our parents are 70 or older and we’re 50 or older, we need to be on the lookout at holiday visits."

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Eldercare Calculator


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The cost of caregiving...

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Have you ever considered how much productivity and money is lost due to employees who are also caregivers? Check out this eldercare calculator provided by MetLife at www.eldercarecalculator.org to get an idea of productivity losses to your company. A compelling reason to put resources in place to help those employees who will face this challenge.

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Article: Elderly Stroke Recovery Options

Article: Elderly Stroke Recovery Options | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Stroke recovery options. Around three-quarters of all strokes happen to people who are older than 65, and the risk of stroke increases by more than double for every decade from age 55 to 85.
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Learn about stroke recovery options. 

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Article: Planning for Senior Living - Tips and Resources for Caregivers and Families.

Article: Planning for Senior Living - Tips and Resources for Caregivers and Families. | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Tips and senior living resources for caregivers and families when planning ahead with elderly and senior parents.
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13 Resources To Help Caregivers Reduce Stress During The Holidays

13 Resources To Help Caregivers Reduce Stress During The Holidays | Caregiving | Scoop.it

Caregiver Resources: 13 Tools To Help Reduce Stress This Holiday Season.

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Five Avoidable Caregiver Mistakes

AARP caregiving blogger Sally Abrahms spells out caregiving mistakes you don't want to make. Here are the most common mistakes boomers make regarding their parents’ financial, legal and care decisions. This applies to you, too!

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Texas State Agencies and Non Profit Organizations Serving Seniors, the Elderly Homebound and Their Caregivers.

Texas State Agencies and Non Profit Organizations Serving Seniors, the Elderly Homebound and Their Caregivers. | Caregiving | Scoop.it

"A comprehensive list (and growing) of Texas state agencies and non profit organizations who help seniors and the elderly free of charge or on a sliding scale based on income. Suggest an agency you would like to see listed!"

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How Caregivers Can Use Pet Therapy to Care for Their Loved One » Alzheimer's Association | Blog

How Caregivers Can Use Pet Therapy to Care for Their Loved One » Alzheimer's Association | Blog | Caregiving | Scoop.it

"How Caregivers Can Use Pet Therapy to Care for Their Loved One. Known as Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), there is a growing movement to increase animal/patient interactions for health and wellness benefits."

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A Report: "The Caregiving Project for Older Americans" Executive Summary ~ The United States is in the midst of a significant and growing caregiving crisis. About 1.4 million older Americans live in nursing homes, nearly 6 million receive care at home, and significant numbers go completely without the help they need. And the growing disparity between the demand and supply of caregiving services will only worsen with the aging of baby boomers in this country.

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Wake Up, Corporate America! We Need Eldercare Benefits

Wake Up, Corporate America! We Need Eldercare Benefits | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Eldercare in the workplace, although still largely unaddressed, has become one of the fastest growing work-family employee challenges to emerge in the past decade.
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How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your Job - Successful Meetings

How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your Job - Successful Meetings | Caregiving | Scoop.it
How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your JobSuccessful MeetingsA new report from AARP shows that over the last five years, 42 percent of American workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend, and 49 percent expect to do...
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10 Things to do while visiting Aging Parents...

"Tips on what to look for when visiting parents, plus, helpful suggestions on things you can do that will give you peace of mind when living a distance away."

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Long Distance Caregiving Challenges and Advice: Robert Powell

"If you're a long distance caregiver, or anticipate being one in the near future, you might find this short video clip helpful and quite eye opening regarding the challenges involved. Robert Powell shares his personal experiences with long distance care giving."

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Managing chronic pain in older people - Nursing Times

Managing chronic pain in older people - Nursing Times | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Managing chronic pain in older people
Nursing Times
... Geriatric Society to produce guidelines on the management of pain in older adults.

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Melissa's Notes:  Since chronic pain is seen as an inevitable part of aging it is often ignored.  Even this review of the literature left researchers observing the lack of attention paid to this group.    

helpsourceonline's curator insight, August 22, 2013 5:07 AM

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TEXAS ALZHEIMER'S, MEMORY CARE AND CAREGIVER RESOURCES.

TEXAS ALZHEIMER'S, MEMORY CARE AND CAREGIVER RESOURCES. | Caregiving | Scoop.it
There are more than 1.2 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the state of Texas.
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Here's a great list of useful links, articles and resources for caregivers with aging parents.

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Fall Prevention, Balance and Home Safety Tips.

Fall Prevention, Balance and Home Safety Tips. | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Fall prevention, balance and home safety tips. Many people believe that falls are a natural part of aging. This fact is untrue and many falls can be prevented if the proper precautions are taken.
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Falls are not a natural part of aging. Learn more about prevention, balance and home safety tips to help prevent falls. Provided by: Acadian On Call Medical Alert Systems.

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Texas State Agencies and Non Profit Organizations Serving Seniors, the Elderly Homebound and Caregivers.

Texas State Agencies and Non Profit Organizations Serving Seniors, the Elderly Homebound and Caregivers. | Caregiving | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of Texas state agencies and non profit organizations who help seniors and the elderly free of charge or sliding scale based on income.
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If you know of a Texas state agency or non profilt organization that serves seniors, their families, caregivers and the elderly  homebound please submit their information for consideration to be included on our list here.

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Texas Transportation Resources for Low Income Seniors and the Disabled.

Texas Transportation Resources for Low Income Seniors and the Disabled. | Caregiving | Scoop.it

Whether you're looking for transportation for yourself or an elderly loved one, or you are a caregiver in search of transportation for seniors, you may want to consider contacting the following Texas agencies.

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5 Tips On Being a Caregiver to a Grandparent

5 Tips On Being a Caregiver to a Grandparent | Caregiving | Scoop.it

5 Tips On Being a Caregiver to a Grandparent. "If you are in this place right now, or about to be, I have some advice for you. I also want to tell you something and I want you to really absorb this: this time will be the best and the worst you have ever known. You will find yourself in situations and conversations where there is zero logic and all you can do is breathe and know that the moment will ebb. It will. I promise."

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Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

"Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, or take care of themselves."

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More Men Caring for Aging Parents, Study Finds

More Men Caring for Aging Parents, Study Finds | Caregiving | Scoop.it

"Men constitute 45% of Americans who are caring for aging parents, according to a Pew Research Center report."

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Your Caregiver Questions, Answered - Nursing Advice - AARP

Your Caregiver Questions, Answered - Nursing Advice - AARP | Caregiving | Scoop.it
A nurse practitioner answers caregiving questions from readers concerning long-distance caregiving, sleep issues and respite care. ... This is the case in most assisted living facilities. Now is the time for you to ...
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Texas Senior Corps Association - Senior Companions

Texas Senior Corps Association - Senior Companions | Caregiving | Scoop.it

"Senior Companions, volunteers through Texas Senior Corps, provide older adults with the opportunity to apply their life experiences to meeting community needs. Almost 900 Senior Companions provide services through 10 projects across Texas."

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12 Handy Apps for Caregivers - AgingCare.com

12 Handy Apps for Caregivers - AgingCare.com | Caregiving | Scoop.it

Your smartphone or tablet may not seem like the go-to resource for caregiving assistance, but there are some apps that may help you take care of an elderly or disabled loved one. Here's a list of 12 apps for caregivers.


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CareAlert - Night Time Alert System to Provide Caregivers Peace of Mind

CareAlert™ was designed specifically to meet the needs of caregivers of persons with cognitive impairment (Alzheimer's and Autism). No transmitting devices t...

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