HELPFUL TIPS TO AVOID THE WINTER BLUES

During the long winter months, it is not uncommon for seniors to experience the winter blues.  As the outdoor temperatures fall and the days grow shorter, many older adults spend more time cooped up indoors.  Since older adults may be … Continued

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

 Find Out What Seniors Think About Providers Majority of Seniors Rely on Family or Have No One to Coordinate Health Care Providers, New Survey Finds  According to a recently released national survey conducted by Harris Poll, 85 percent of seniors surveyed noted … Continued

IT’S “HUG YOUR SISTER” MONTH

It’s “Hug Your Sister” Month by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education It’s not really “Hug your Sister” month — but maybe it should be. If you’re a caregiver, you probably can relate to the groans … Continued

SUPPORT GROUP

Prescription: Join a Support Group by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education In our caregiver support group we often talk about our caregiving experience as a journey. Some days, you’re slogging through some pretty deep muck. … Continued

RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVING

Resources for Caregiving by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education If you’re busy caring for a parent or spouse you may not have heard the rumbling from all corners lately. Family caregiving is finally getting a … Continued

HIRING A CAREGIVER: A CULTURAL CONSIDERATION

Hiring a Caregiver: A Cultural Consideration by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education If you’ve hired a private caregiver you probably know this already; the nation’s caregiving community is composed largely of individuals who are foreign … Continued

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Caregiver Love Means Laughter Instead of Tears by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education I’ve got 30 minutes until my next appointment and I need to buy a sweater. There’s only one person working the cash … Continued

SENIOR BENEFITS FROM USING HOME CARE

The majority of home care recipients are seniors with an average age of 69.  Three-in-five care recipients (59%) have long-term physical conditions and a quarter (26%) have memory problems.  Many care recipients (37%) have more than one ongoing health problem. … Continued

VA AID & ATTENDANCE BENEFIT

THE VA’S “AID & ATTENDANCE” BENEFIT IS FOR WARTIME VETERANS, OR THEIR SURVIVING SPOUSES, WHO MEET CERTAIN MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS.   MILITARY SERVICE:  Minimum 90 days active duty, with at least one day during wartime, and an honorable discharge. … Continued

Difference Between Home Care and Home Healthcare?

There is a difference between home care and home healthcare. Home health care can be described as being medically necessary care that is performed by a combination of medical professionals, such as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, registered nurse, … Continued