WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH LATE MODERATE STAGE DEMENTIA

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH  LATE MODERATE STAGE DEMENTIA Is your loved one ready for a baby doll? How about a stuffed animal? Stroking and looking after a “love object” is soothing to many people approaching severe-stage dementia. These activities satisfy a sense of purposefulness and calm. Those with a tendency to agitation or … [Read more...]

CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT

CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT Jacquelynn N. Remery, Esq The CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT was signed into law on October 5, 2015 and just went into effect on June 9, 2016. With this Act, California becomes the fourth state to have a “right to die” statute, joining Oregon (Oregon Death with Dignity Act, 1997), Washington (Washington … [Read more...]

WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A HOME CARE AGENCY

WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A HOME CARE AGENCY Kerry Goss – Owner - Senior Helpers of the Desert Kerry Goss Owner, Senior Helpers of the Desert While finding a caregiver on your own may initially appear to be less expensive, the cost difference becomes negligible when time, taxes, insurance and your security are … [Read more...]

CAREGIVING FOR PERSONS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE 

 VOICES TO BE HEARD Maryann Abendroth PhD, RN Assistant Professor Northern Illinois University School of Nursing and Health Studies Informal caregivers such as spouses, partners, adult children and other family members and friends play a crucial role in caring for persons with Parkinson’s disease. The caregiving journey is a unique one. At … [Read more...]

IMPORTANT DECISION AFFECTING OVERTIME PAY TO HOME CARE WORKERS

By Ronald Fatoullah, Attorney at Law Effective October 13, 2015, home care workers (home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants) will be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules, which offer minimum wage and overtime wage protections.  The 1974 Amendments to the FLSA exempted certain categories of … [Read more...]