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...]

Senior Residential Choices

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 SENIOR RESIDENTIAL CHOICES IS A FREE RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT SERVICE  that provides the “best choices’ of assisted living communities for people with Parkinson’s as well as other diagnoses. We match seniors to the best assisted living community for their needs. We interact personally with the family member/Parkinson’s patient, and our team is … [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...]

THE BASIC TYPES OF RESIDENTIAL CARE COMMUNITIES

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by Donna Pick, President Senior Residential Choices, Inc Have you thought about the possibility of moving to a Residential Care Retirement Community? If you or your loved one is having challenges living at home because of care needs related to Parkinson’s, you may need to consider a Residential Care Community and there are many positive reasons … [Read more...]