Monthly Archives: September 2011

Reasons to get Caregivers Certified

By Dr. Cathleen V. Carr Are you old enough to have considered what will realistically happen to you when you are frail, sick and perhaps still in your own home? Do you have a loved one already in that position? … Continue reading

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The History of Caregiving in the United States

The Public Health Service Actof 1944 structured the United States Public Health Service (PHS) as the primary division of the Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW), which later became the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The … Continue reading

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What are Gerotechnologies?

What is gerotechnologies? Understanding perceptions and use of gerotechology is crucial to optimize design, application, and education strategies that may reduce caregiver burden, extend healthy aging in place, and minimize demands on the health care system. A pilot project was … Continue reading

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How to Choose Eldercare Service Providers

With so many kinds of elder care, it is hard to determine which one is right for the aging person. Click on the link below for some considerations to keep in mind when making this choice.¬† Read more: How to … Continue reading

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A Poll About Family Caregivers and Money: What do you think?

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Health Reform: The CLASS Act for Caregivers and recipients

Caregiver benefits: The CLASS Act On March 23, 2010, ¬†President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The health reform law, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, establishes a national, … Continue reading

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AARP:The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving

Our country must find a way to help families provide and pay for the care they need. TheAARP Public Policy Institute released an update to its annual study on the costs that families incur in caregiving. “Valuing the Invaluable: The … Continue reading

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