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This is where we provide helpful information and tips for caregivers as well as professionals. Here you can find insights and commentary about caregiving and related topics from our leaders, nurses, and care experts.

Adult Foster Care & Structured Family Caregiving in Massachusetts - Who Is Eligible To Participate?

Those who serve elders and adults with disabilities often receive – and ask – questions about various programs, including questions about eligibility. Here are some helpful facts for residents and professionals in Massachusetts ...

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Five Wishes - A Legal Document For Serious Illness

Not many of us want to have a serious discussion about the consequences of a serious illness. Many of us have wills, trusts and feel comfortable with those legal documents. 'Five Wishes' is a different document with more of the personal...

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Three Steps Caregivers Can Take To Prepare For Emergencies

The role of a caregiver involves responsibility for so many things – medication management, scheduling, transportation, etc. – the last thing you want to worry about is what to do when the unexpected happens. Instead of worry about it, do what you can ...

 

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Ohio–Our Unique Program and Unique Caregiver Needs

Caregiver Homes of Ohio serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities who specifically require a caregiver who is not a family member. Our model – known as Structured Family Caregiving – uses a stable family home situation for these consumers because we believe...

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How Adult Family Care Providers Can Work With The National PACE Model

PACE stands for Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly and provides community-based care for people over the age of 55 living with disabilities. PACE provides comprehensive care using Medicare and Medicaid funding ...

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Cultural Competence Is An Advantage In Serving Family Caregivers In The Community

Our mission as Caregiver Homes is to support caregivers who are living with and providing care to elders and disabled adults in the community. The ways in which we do this can be challenging yet rewarding given language barriers ...

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The Importance Of Multicultural Capability In Serving Ethnic Family Caregivers

Family caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but at the same time it requires a deep emotional and economic investment. It is even more challenging for a family caregiver if there are linguistic or cultural barriers getting in the way ...

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Parkinson's Disease and Caregiving

If you are like me and love photography and Life Magazine, the name Margaret Bourke-White might mean something to you. Margaret Bourke-White was my first contact with a disease called Parkinson's, and I have been fascinated by this disease ever since. I was about 12 years old when I read an article in Life Magazine about one of its staff photographers and her battle to continue taking pictures in spite of the difficulties caused by Parkinson's disease. Even with balance problems and fine motor control deficits, Ms. Bourke-White continued with her award-winning, internationally-acclaimed photography from the time of her diagnosis in 1952 until about 1959. After that, she went on to write several books.

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Why Adult Day Health is Great for Caregivers and People Receiving Full Time Care

There is a program available during the day for adults who live in the community who need supervision and assistance because they have dementia, physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. The type of program is called Adult ...

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How Caregivers Can Manage Challenging Behaviors through Communication

Caring for a loved one is one of the most challenging jobs. One of the most difficult challenges occcurs when your loved one is unable to express what it is that is bothering them. This often results in challenging ...

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What Parents Can Expect when Helping Children with Disabilities Transitioning to Adult Life

Many parents caring for a child with a disability ask us, “What happens when my child turns 22?” The President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education reported: “Students with disabilities are significantly unemployed and underemployed upon leaving school compared to their ...

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