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2014-04-16 23:05:21

The statewide Board to hold its inaugural quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 17 at the Riverside Doctors’ Hospital in Williamsburg. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Kathleen Fletcher, Ph.D. and Christine Jensen, Ph.D., Riverside Health System experts who help enhance the medical care older adults receive, as well as the support systems for the caregivers who care for them, were named to serve on the Advisory Board of the newly formed Institute for Innovations in Caregiving....

More Than A Million Americans Provide Care For Vets Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
2014-04-01 14:24:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the US troop draw-down from Afghanistan looms just over the horizon, a new report from the Rand Corporation has revealed that about 1.1 million Americans currently provide care for ailing or disabled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. The report, which was commissioned by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, showed that Americans who are caring for veterans that served following 9/11 are younger than other health care providers,...

2013-11-30 23:02:53

Celebrating Family Caregivers Launches New Website (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Family caregivers are an integral part of eldercare today, and a very informative website that has just been launched will provide those caregivers with insight into the responsibilities that go along with taking care of elderly loved ones. The website speaks of the National Caregiver Support Program, which was initiated in 2000 for the purpose of helping family caregivers to better handle the responsibilities...

2013-11-25 23:24:02

November is National Family Caregivers Month. For the 45 million family members who care for an aging loved one, it’s nice to be recognized and appreciated. But, that doesn’t make their job any easier. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 November is National Family Caregivers Month. For the 45 million family members who care for an aging loved one, it’s nice to be recognized and appreciated. But, that doesn’t make their job any easier. Families find themselves in unexpected,...

2013-11-21 12:27:55

NYS Ranks Near Last in Support for Unpaid Caregivers; AARP Announces Blueprint to Avert Disaster, Makes Issue a Top Legislative Priority ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York State is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1 million unpaid caregivers, and today, AARP warned a looming demographic shift leaving fewer people able to provide that care - valued at $32 billion annually - could spell disaster. The Association joined with...

2013-11-05 16:25:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke encourages all Pennsylvanians to recognize November as National Family Caregiver Month. The designation honors the efforts of caregivers in the commonwealth. A family caregiver is someone who provides any type of unpaid help or care to a loved one who is ill or has a disability. Whether it is physical, emotional or functional, a caregiver enables a person to remain in their home and community....

2013-11-05 08:30:11

As Longevity Increases So Does the Need to Plan For Care MILWAUKEE, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by Northwestern Mutual looks at the significant personal and financial implications that long-term care (LTC) events have on caregivers and their families. The Long-Term Caregiving Study showed that, despite the growing need for care, two in five Americans (41%) are either unsure of how they will handle long-term care or do not plan to address their potential long-term...

Who Will Care For The Baby Boomers As They Age?
2013-08-27 04:46:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Baby boomers who are currently caring for their elderly parents might not have anyone around to fill that role during their twilight years, according to a new study from AARP. According to the study, the ratio of potential caregivers to older men and women in need of care will plummet from 7.2-to-1 in 2010 to just 2.9-to-1 by 2050, said Walter Hamilton of the Los Angeles Times. The decline “will exacerbate the emotional and...

2013-08-15 12:27:10

Caregivers Seek Solutions from Candidates to Ease Burdens - May Influence How They'll Vote NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caregivers in New York City face a cascade of challenges as they care for an elderly or disabled relative or friend, according to a new AARP survey released today. The survey of New York City registered voters age 50 and over found that nearly 60 percent of unpaid, family caregivers experience financial, emotional and workplace strain. The survey also...

2013-07-24 12:29:05

Richmond, Virginia-­based Lift Caregiving, a resource for family caregivers and The Monday Campaigns, a non-­profit public health organization that aims to support people in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors, have partnered to provide family caregivers with weekly tips to help them focus on and improve their own health. RICHMOND, Va., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Lift Caregiving is launching a new partnership with The Monday Campaigns' Caregiver Monday initiative in...