Elder Orphans Face Challenges

‘Elder orphans’ often face challenges of aging on their own It was a memorable place to have an aha moment about aging. Peter Sperry had taken his 82-year-old father, whod had a stroke and used a wheelchair, to Disney World. … Continued

Guilt and the Family Caregiver

Are you feeling guilt, anxiety, despair, and exhaustion from being a family caregiver? Here’s an article- Guilt and the Family Caregiver– about caring for aging parents from the perspective of a Medical Social Worker.   bySharonK.Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for … Continued

Caring For The Elderly

Family Caregiving In the United States, the vast majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the … Continued

What Is Homecare?

A personal care/private duty homecare agency provides services that do not require a licensed professional or a physician’s prescription. A homecare worker can help a person with activities of daily living (ADLs) like remembering to take medications, preparing meals, transferring … Continued

Guilt and the Family Caregiver

Written bySharonK.Brothers, MSW,CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education When my kids were little, they’d get sick and I’d start stressing. Should I take them to the doctor? Should I let the bug run its course? Either option seemed to generate … Continued

Respecting the Elderly

Todays society has lost a huge part of its compassion. The world of media brings loss, pain, and tragedy into our lives at an overwhelming rate. As a people, weve become desensitized to the core values we were taught as … Continued