HOW TO PREVENT ELDER ABUSE

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Patty Curtiss, Co-Director at ElderCaring, a Referral Agency Nobody wants to think about a defenseless loved one being wronged in anyway, but unfortunately, elder abuse is a significant problem. It is estimated that in the United States, more than 500,000 seniors are believed to be victims of abuse and/or neglect each year. The number is … [Read more...]

NEW LAWS (CA) AFFECTING HOMECARE SERVICES…….

By: Rhiannon Acree, R.N., Cambrian Homecare In California a labor backed bill 'AB 241' was signed into law by Governor Brown effective January 1, 2014. The original bill included overtime for caregivers as well as meal and rest periods, away from the work place. The bill was watered down in the end and presently only requires the new overtime for … [Read more...]

LIVING AT HOME WITH DEMENTIA

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  Study reports substantial unmet medical, safety and supportive care needs for patients and caregivers alike. Johns Hopkins Medicine 12/17/2013 ~ Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns … [Read more...]

REFERRAL AGENCY VERSUS EMPLOYEE BASED IN HOME CARE AGENCY

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By: Elder Caring Palm Springs Elder Caring is a referral agency that provides families and residents of the Palm Springs area an alternative to nursing, assisted living and other care facilities. We refer caregivers who provide comprehensive non-medical services for people of all ages and those dealing with chronic illnesses such as Parkinson's … [Read more...]

FAMILY CAREGIVERS LIVE LONGER THAN THEIR PEERS

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by C. E. Huggins Friday, October 18, 2013: NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Caring for a disabled family member can be overwhelmingly hard. But caregivers may live longer than those who don’t bear such responsibilities, new research suggests. In a nationwide study, adults who provided care for a chronically ill or disabled family member had a … [Read more...]

BITS AND PIECES Things to think about

THINKING ABOUT IT

In an interview with Nancy Snyderman, M.D., an American physician and broadcast journalist, she made the following comments: “Let us be really brutal. To me, caregiving is about quality of life as much as it is about length of life. And it is about letting the person who is being cared for have a piece of the decision-making when possible. Life … [Read more...]

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF HEALTH REFORM

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Submitted by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace On Elderly And People With Special Needs, People With Disabilities, Will Have More Health Care Options. Washington, DC – Since March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been making preventive care and … [Read more...]