As National Family Caregiver Month comes to an end, I wanted to talk about something we can all relate to. If you’re like most family caregivers you are likely stressed, overworked, over-scheduled, exhausted and lonely. You might feel like you’re all alone, doing a job that’s just too big, with no one cheering you… Read more »
Every family who has hired an in-home caregiver can relate to Rosanna Fay’s experience I wrote about this article a couple years ago, but as it is National Family Caregiver’s Month, I thought appropriate to bring it up again. In the San Jose Mercury article, Fay shares her belief that while pay is important… Read more »
As this is National Caregivers’ Month, it’s time that you support your local family caregivers with training resources today. Earlier in May this year, AARP ran a blog titled “More can be done to support family caregivers.” In the blog, AARP executive Nancy LeaMond told the story of Ann, a woman who became an unexpected caregiver for her husband… Read more »
Some of you have heard me share my personal story about the day my professional view on caregiving became a family member’s view. It’s a story I share often, but rarely do I include all the details. Some are private; some just too painful. I bet most family caregivers can relate. It started late… Read more »
November has been officially named Family Caregiver Month! To celebrate, we are excited to offer you some free tools for guiding conversations about health and care with your current and prospective clients and families. They’re Family Education Guides, and they’re available free here compliments of OnCourse Learning, one of the top providers of health… Read more »
By Laura Layden of the Naples Daily News A retired engineer from Ohio, Hal Hume never imagined he’d become a home health aide. But for nine years, he’s worked as a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care in the Naples area. “My wife applied for the job and when she talked to them, they asked if… Read more »
Today I’m sending a shout-out to Julie DelCour, a journalist for the Tulsa World who wrote an article published March 16, 2014 titled “An army of caregivers with no basic training.” DelCour points out that Oklahoma has over 600,000 family caregivers, which is more than the entire active-duty US army.