The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to triple by mid-century…and “today’s eldercare workforce is not equipped to handle this staggering growth.” These were comments made by Charles Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, in an interview published in this month’s Eldercare Workforce Alliance newsletter. Fuschillo discussed the need
The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program educates individuals to care for older adults in the home.
The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program educates individuals to care for older adults in the home. Whether your goal is to work as a paid caregiver or help care for an older family member we want to help. Classes are held throughout Arkansas at a variety of locations.
“My elderly mother isn’t eating and she has lost a lot of weight. Should I give her a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals she should be eating?” Under-nutrition due to lack of eating is a common problem among elderly people. It is also dangerous. Under-nutrition and extreme thinness can lead to higher mortality
Some caregivers live with their vulnerable elder or spouse in the same home. Other caregivers go to the home or apartment of an aging loved one to provide care. Then there are people who provide mostly emotional support and administrative oversight while their loved ones live in assisted living or a nursing home. Others are
Individuals who are responsible for taking care of an elderly loved one often experience high levels of stress and anxiety which, over time, can have a distinctly negative impact on their overall health and wellbeing. Here’s a stark statistic that puts this reality in perspective: People who suffer from caregiving-related stress have a 63% increase
It’s no secret that the cost of healthcare in the United States is staggering, especially for aging adults. The average elder will pay nearly $39,000 in out-of-pocket medical costs during their final five years of life, according to a 2012 study conducted by researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. And that’s just the
It’s an unfortunate reality that the caregiver will always be a potential target for criticism; particularly from family members and friends who don’t understand what it’s like to provide care for an elderly loved one. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few strategies you can use to cope with any sharp