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Caregiving information, support and resources for family and professional caregivers including disease specific articles, expert answers and email newsletters. The idea behind being a Fearless Caregiver rests upon seeing yourself as an equal member of your loved one’s care team, no less important than any other members of the team; and that the team should seek your insights into the health and...
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The next Family Caregiver University class "Safe Driving: Is Mom and Dad Safe to Drive? How to Know and What to Do" will be taught on January 29, 2016. The class will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, located at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI. You can register by emailing registration@aaawm.org or calling 616-222-7032 by January 26,...
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Holding on to life and to our loved ones is a basic human instinct. Families caring for those with a chronic and debilitating illness that has progressed to the advanced stages will face very difficult decisions regarding medical treatment, life-sustaining care and questions about their own...
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Caregiverstress.com provides a free Stressmeter assessment, resources for families or spouses caring for an aging loved one including information about Alzheimers and Dementia, helpful articles about managing stress, and educational videos for families. Through this site, Home Instead Senior Care...
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Certified Case Managers (CCMs) are specialists who assist seniors, people with special needs and their families in planning for and implementing ways to allow for the greatest degree of health, safety, independence, and quality of life. CCMs provide a consistent contact for clients and their...
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Caregiving can be rewarding, challenging, confusing and overwhelming all at the same time. This section was designed to help point you in the right direction and make caring for your loved one a little more manageable. Remember the airplane safety warning: You need to secure your oxygen mask first so that you can help others? But caring for yourself when you are a family caregiver can be one of...
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"My own personal caregiving journey began years ago when my maternal grandmother developed memory loss. Over time, my family had to make hard decisions and eventually placed my grandmother in a nursing home. I was just a little girl, but it made a big impression on what my life'work was eventually going to be.". Welcome to the Dementia Caregivers Resources website, created by nationally...
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Locate a volunteer-based community support, that is typically FREE, close to you or the loved one you are caring for. Our community asset map called “Partners In Service” was created to identify community supports and link you to them. What is a community asset map? Do you know all of the resources that your community has to make it stronger? Every community contains assets, resources that can...
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Caring for a loved one suffering from memory impairment such as Alzheimer's Disease is an act of love that can be deeply rewarding. Caregiving can also be a uniquely challenging experience – requiring tremendous sacrifice, compassion, strength, resiliency and commitment. The award recipient will receive a special prize and will be featured in our agency newsletter, The Caregiver, and on the Del...
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Caregiving MetroWest is your one-stop source of information, resources and support for family caregivers in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. The Wellness Wall is your place for Wellness! BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego provides tips, stories, quotes and more related to caregiving experiences and personal insights. Take a look over the wall and check back often for...
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The Caregiver’s Home Companion a leading source of information and advice for elderly caregiving. Caring for our elderly can be an extremely lonely and frustrating vigil, but caregiving can also be filled with a rich sense of closeness and satisfaction from the knowledge that you are doing your utmost to help your loved one. At Caregiver’s Home, we are committed to serving you, the caregiver,...
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We offer help for families, professionals and all caregivers directly in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. We help caregivers virtually around the world through this website. Help us find out what you can do to help others in your neighborhood OR what help you need from your neighbor. Go to Statewide and National below and click on Village People Survey Thank You. A...
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Contact Local Agencies lists contact information for the County ADRC, County Welfare Agencies, Local Counties and Municipalities, County Health Departments, Medical Assistance Customer Centers, Centers for Independent Living, Offices of Disabilities, and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides help with Medicare issues. Services and Providers includes services,...
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Second, try working on your self-image. In fact, a lot of care professionals who look after seniors get depression, which leads to a poor self-image, which then leads to over eating. The goal is to feel better about your body because if you have low self-esteem you’ll have feelings of guilt and guilt makes slip ups more imminent. So, try going to support groups, either weight loss groups or...
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If you are a Caregiver, we invite you to join one of our support groups. All members are Caregivers so everybody understands... Check the schedule for Caring Circle Meetings time and locations. Each session is run by a trained moderator. Feel free to call. Phone: 516-921-0755. If you are interested in helping us grow our program, and can contribute either money, time and/or effort, please...
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CareGivers sets a new, unparalleled standard for home care in Texas. We are passionate about helping elderly residents that need extra care in their home. Whether “home” is their own house or a facility, our Care Companions will join them to deliver an exceptional level of care and compassion. We strive to make home care a truly positive experience for our clients. Taking the step to hire extra...
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The New Jersey State Senate has unanimously (40-0) approved S2640, a bill establishing the New Jersey Caregiver Taskforce. The bill will go on to the assembly later this year. Caregivers of New Jersey has supported the establishment of the task force for years. If you or your organization wish to be listed in support of the bill, please contact Mikaela at msaunders@njcaregivers.org. The Boggs...
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Family Caregiver Resource Center is proud to help families and the community master the challenges of caregiving. Learn more now! By providing families with individualized supportive services, FCRC stands apart as the only Orange County agency focusing specifically on the needs of caregivers who are coping with a loved one’s chronic illness. Services include family consultation, assessment,...
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Taking care of someone can be a joy, but it can be hard too — even when it's someone you love. Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs — located in every county and tribe in Wisconsin — provide information, support, and resources to people who need help caring for a family member, friend, or neighbor. Aging Care Forum is an independent website not administered by the Greater Wisconsin...
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Frontotemporal Dementia (aka Pick’s Disease): This is a form of dementia that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease, except that it tends to affect only certain areas of the brain, (primarily the frontal lobe, thus the name frontotemporal). People with Frontotemporal Dementia have abnormal substances (called Pick bodies and Pick cells) inside nerve cells in the damaged areas of the brain. These...
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