Monthly Archives: May 2015

What is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, typically called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which include:

Eating
Bathing
Dressing
Toileting
Continence
Transferring (moving in and out […]

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Are You Qualified to be a Caregiver?

It takes a certain type of individual to be a caregiver, since the duties of a caregiver are extensive. A caregiver is one who provides unpaid assistance to family members or acquaintances who have physical, psychological, or developmental needs. In order to determine whether you are qualified to be the caregiver of someone you love, […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Caregiving|Comments Off on Are You Qualified to be a Caregiver?

Elder Abuse: An Issue More Common Than Documented

Elder abuse is an extensive issue, affecting many elderly people across the country. Approximately more than 1 in 10 cases of elder abuse is reported, yet, there are more cases that go unreported because of family secrecy and fear. The elderly may be resistant to reporting abuse themselves because they worry revenge, may lack physical […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Caregiving|Comments Off on Elder Abuse: An Issue More Common Than Documented