They fed and clothed you, helped you with your homework, tied your shoes and helped you get through college. Then — one day, and in my life it was literally one day — you switch roles. Read More
Resources and advice that help with the stress and demands of the caregiving role.
Jeremy Smerd's post on the Workforce Management blog discusses Beth Baker’s book Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes, especially the impact on nursing home staff.
What the future of elder care should be. Videos feature the Green House, a radical departure from traditional nursing homes, where elders can receive assistance and support with daily living and clinical care.
Study finds big jump in number of those over 70 who are intimate and enjoying it.
Lurching from Crisis to Crisis: The Experience of the Sandwich Generation Caring for their Parents Read More
The National Center on Elder Abuse defines it as any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or person that actually causes harm to a vulnerable adult. Read More
It is natural to have a consistent desire to feel close to someone. Read More
Nursing homes are, among other things, a dramatic reminder that cultural attitudes have consequences. It is there that our broader society’s fear and denial of aging and death plays itself out in end-of-life care of residents. Read More
Grief is a complex process that varies from person to person . . . Read More