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2011-06-10 00:00:29

Empowered Caregiver Network launches phone-based "virtual support groups" for caregivers to address challenges together. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 The Empowered Caregiver Network, a new organization to support family caregivers worldwide, will begin conducting monthly "virtual support groups" on June 26. "In the United States alone, more than 65 million caregivers support their dependent loved ones day in and day out with precious little assistance from existing health care...

2011-01-27 00:03:02

Members of the largest demographic group in American history, Baby Boomers, will begin turning 65 next year. As these men and women join a senior citizen population that continues to live longer lives, many in the country will face the becoming a caregiver for a parent or loved one and being involved first hand with senior care challenges. Detroit, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 The sons and daughters of an aging population have no easy task ahead of them in determining how to care for...

2010-11-04 00:00:40

Alternatives for Seniors will present Caregiver Expo10 "“ a free event featuring informational seminars and exhibits relating to the growing number of family caregivers struggling with the challenges of caring for elderly patients, parents or loved ones "“ on Saturday, November 13, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm a the Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Road in Oak Brook. Chicago, IL (Vocus) November 3, 2010 Alternatives for Seniors will present Caregiver Expo10 "“ a free event...

2010-09-17 08:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Caregiver Expo2010, presented by Alternatives for Seniors, will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel, in Oak Brook, Illinois. The free event is being held in conjunction with the National Family Caregiver Month observed every November. National Family Caregiver Month is a nationally recognized time to focus attention on the more than 65 million family caregivers who provide 80% of our nation's long...

2010-07-20 07:05:00

ST. LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from leading aging organizations and agencies from around the nation convened in St. Louis, MO today to honor the 2010 winners of the National Family Caregiving Awards, sponsored by the National Alliance for Caregiving with support from MetLife Foundation. The programs were recognized for their innovation, effectiveness, and response to caregiver needs in their communities. "We were thrilled to learn about so many innovative,...

2010-06-09 07:37:00

ATLANTA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriCare (www.americareinfo.com), the leading home-based caregiving franchiser, announced plans for expansion into four cities in South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and North Charleston. "Our decision to expand into South Carolina reflects an unmet and growing demand for quality, home-based caregiving services in the state," said Debra Reis, president of AmeriCare. "Two facts support our expansion: first, the age group with the highest...

2010-01-05 08:15:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) has teamed up with the national pain management education program, Partners Against Pain®, and advocate and author Lee Woodruff to create the new Caregiver Cornerstones resource. Caregiver Cornerstones provides information, encouragement, and tools to help family caregivers meet the unique challenges of caring for loved ones suffering from chronic pain, such as making sure your loved...

2009-09-10 16:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a commentary by Dan Tobin, M.D., a nationally recognized eldercare and family caregiving expert and Founder and CEO of Care Support of America. As healthcare reform is being debated in Congress and on Main Street, vital and practical issues in eldercare and family caregiving are being overlooked. Some 30 million U.S. baby boomers are family caregivers for their aging parents, trying to keep their parents safe at home and...

2009-07-21 10:36:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from leading national aging organizations and agencies convened today in Minneapolis, MN to honor the 2009 winners of the National Family Caregiving Awards, sponsored by the National Alliance for Caregiving and MetLife Foundation. The event recognized community-based programs supporting family caregivers of older adults, rewarding innovation, effectiveness, and responsiveness to caregiver needs. "We were thrilled to learn...

2008-10-21 09:00:53

MONONA, Wis., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One of the greatest fears of aging Americans is dementia. Not only as a personal issue, but as a potential family burden, for good cause. More than 28 million Americans provide care to family members or friends with some form of dementia. The economic value of the services family caregivers provide for "free" is estimated to be $306 billion a year(1). That is almost twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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