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

Why Age in Place?

Why Age in Place? Judah Schuster, LNHA When the topic of seniors remaining in their home is brought up for discussion, theres always the question of why remain at home when you can be in a facility setting with other … Continued

Services That Can be Performed by Caregivers

Guidance to Home Care Agencies and Registries Licensed by Pennsylvania Department of Health On November 23, 2016 the Wolf Administration issued a policy clarification through the departments of Health, Human Services, and State that clarifies the types of services that … Continued


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


 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 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


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 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