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Posts Tagged ‘caregiving’

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month

Millions of people across the country, from family caregivers to nurses to home health aides, dedicate their time and compassion to helping aging, ill and disabled individuals receive health care and support while they remain at home. November is Home Care and Hospice Month, and Americans are encouraged to honor the health care professionals and [...]

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Paid Time Off – What Household Employers Need to Know

By Tom Breedlove, HomePay by Breedlove The holiday season is just around the corner, which means families are starting to make plans to travel, see loved ones and use up the rest of their vacation days before 2015 begins. So with the idea of time off on many people’s minds, it’s a good time to [...]

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New Care Circle Initiative in Westchester County

The Care Circles of Westchester is a new program to provide family caregivers with help from a group of volunteers who can assist with caregiving tasks. A care circle is a group of volunteers who are willing to help a person who needs care – such as an elderly person – with the tasks of [...]

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Men Increasingly Taking on the Role of Caregiver for Elderly Parents

The role of caregiver for an aging parent or other family member is traditionally filled by women. You may tend to picture women as caregivers to all segments almost exclusively. But although the stereotype of women caring for elderly relatives is widespread, it is increasingly inaccurate. A recent Pew Research Center report says that in [...]

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Alzheimer’s Affects Caregivers as well as Patients

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a life-changing event for the patient, and also for the person who will become the patient’s primary caregiver.  Most people who have the disease, and who provide care, are women.  The Working Mother Research Institute, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, has conducted a survey of about 2,500 women, including  1,200 [...]

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Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

June 15th 2012 is the International Network for Protection of Elder Abuse’s (INPEA) 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With different events to raise awareness in countries around the work, Littman Krooks LLP, has put together useful information to share with your loved ones to help spread awareness and end elder abuse. Last year, [...]

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Project Lifesaver International (PLI) Provides Rapid Response for Wandering Adults and Children with Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities, Special Needs

Founded by Public Safety Officers, Project Lifesaver International (PLI), is an organization whose sole mission is to provide a timely response to save the lives of adults and children with Autism, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, Dementia, and other conditions, who wander. Started in 1999, PLI has offered public outreach programs to educate others about wandering. They [...]

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