Caregiver Resources Articles

Advanced Illness: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators

Families caring for chronically or seriously ill loved ones are ultimately faced with very difficult decisions as the end of life approaches. An acute event such as a stroke or heart attack, or the natural progression of neurological diseases such as... Read more

Survival Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

If you're in your forties or fifties and caring for, or financially providing for, both children and an aging parent or parents, you could be called a member of the "sandwich generation." It can feel like a lonely place, but according to a study by the Pew... Read more

Medicare Basics Every Caregiver Should Know

If you’re a caregiver for someone enrolled in or about to be eligible for Medicare, you may not know much about the program and what it offers. This article provides an overview of Medicare and information to keep in mind so your loved one can make the most... Read more

What Should You Do If You Have a Complaint About Hospice Care?

Hospice care is focused on helping a patient stay comfortable during his or her final days, according to eldercare.gov. It's for terminally ill patients, but also helps comfort the patient's family. Hospice care aims to treat the symptoms, but not the illness... Read more

Caregiver Support: Benefits Counseling for Seniors

If you're like many people, you may not be aware of all the federal, state, and local government benefits and community support services that are available, especially to seniors and those with disabilities or low incomes. You or your loved one can get... Read more

Caring for Adults with Cognitive and Memory Impairment

Caring for a loved one can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but caring for someone with cognitive impairment can be especially challenging. People with cognitive impairment may have certain conditions or injuries that have affected their... Read more

Assistive Technology: An Overview for Caregivers

If you're caring for a loved one, you may have heard a doctor or therapist recommend assistive technology for day-to-day activities. Assistive technology devices, also called adaptive devices, can make a world of difference for both you as a caregiver and... Read more

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

When a loved one has been hospitalized for illness or serious injury, it's normal to have questions about what happens next. Whether the plan is to return home or be transferred to rehab or other care center, a hospital discharge often comes with lots of... Read more

Safely Keeping Track of Medications for the Elderly

The elderly population often take many medications (typically prescription drugs, but also over-the-counter medications and supplements) as a part of their overall health care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are... Read more

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Many people may feel that forgetfulness is just a normal part of getting older—misplacing keys or forgetting a name or an appointment can happen to anyone. Sometimes, however, memory loss becomes more frequent or troublesome, possibly even causing concern... Read more




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