Monthly Archives: April 2014

How Personal Care Aide Certification fits into Home Health Agencies

We received an email from a Certified Geriatric Care Manager asking about CertifiedCare PCA Certification, and how it fits into Florida state requirements specifically, and we thought it the questions were germain to Home Health Agency training programs throughout the … Continue reading

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Dr. CC on the Public Impact of Mobility Assistive Technology on Disabled and Elderly

Hello Dr. Cathleen, I wanted to reach out to you for a possible feature as an expert on our panel about a piece that we’re working on at the Just Walkers blog. Given your experience on senior care through your … Continue reading

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How Caregiving Can Kill You

The chronic stress that spouses and children develop while caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients may shorten the caregivers’ lives by as much as four to eight years, a new study suggests.  The research also provides concrete evidence that the effects … Continue reading

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What is Caregiving ? 10 Pearls of Caregiving Advice

What is Caregiving ? Post compliments of Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends.  It requires information, understanding, encouragement, patience and energy. Caregivers become part advocate, nurse, organizer and financial analyst … Continue reading

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Elderly Patients Benefit Most From Fast-Track Rehabilitation After Elective Joint Surgery

    Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation   Complications of Total Knee Arthroplasty Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fast-track rehabilitation is not only feasible but may be particularly beneficial for patients age 85 and older who undergo … Continue reading

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Filipino Caregivers Highly in Demand Healthcare Workers in Japan

Originally posted on Live-in Caregiver Training:
The increasing population of elderly people in Japan is alarming. By 2016, an estimated 500,000 caregivers will be needed according to the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare in Japan. The Economic Partnership Agreement…

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Securing a Quality Personal Care Workforce

Skyrocketing Demands and High Turnover:  Securing a Quality Personal Care Workforce in Japan Along with the aging population, the demand for direct-care workers is also skyrocketing. In 2000, when national long-term care insurance took effect in Japan, there were 550,000 … Continue reading

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