There are as many reasons for feeling stress as a caregiver as there are reasons that care is needed. Both family caregivers and professional caregivers in Chicago’s North and Near North Sides can feel stressed when providing care.
For every dollar taken from a person over age 65 in the Chicagoland area, there is an altered life, perhaps one with less independence and confidence than before. An expert offers insight and tips on elderly scams.
In addition to the many roles that Chicago caregivers take on, they also add worrier to the list. Experts agree that while this is typical, it is not doing anyone any good to feel guilty.
Using the Long Term Care Acceleration of Death Benefit Rider from MetLife. Few Americans are prepared for long-term care — care that they expect to need in the future — and even fewer understand the financial costs. The cost of long-term care can be significant. Based on national averages, just two years of home-based care…Details
Grandparents hold a special place in the hearts of many Chicago grandchildren as they are the loving adults in their lives allowed to spoil them as little kids or who impart valuable wisdom throughout their lives. Some grandchildren have such adoration for their Grandma or Grandpa that they devote themselves as caregivers to them when…Details
According to some experts, there is a global dementia epidemic. As of 2014, there were an estimated 44 million people living with dementia worldwide, Alzheimer’s Disease International reported. That number is expected to triple by 2015. September 21, 2015 is World Alzheimer’s Day during World Alzheimer’s Month. The purpose of having a designated day to…Details
Dr. G. Allen Power, M.D., FAACP, an internist, a geriatrician, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, shared his insights on how patients on Chicago’s North Side select home care for family. He is the author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care” and is in the film “Alive Inside.”…Details
We recently announced that our own Executive Director of Quality & Outcomes, Dr. Jette R. Hogenmiller, PhD, was invited to be a voting member on the National Quality Forum (NQF). This non-profit and nonpartisan organization acts as an advisory committee for federal government and private sector entities as part of its mission to improve healthcare…Details
While statistics show that the average family caregiver on Chicago’s North Side is a 49-year old woman helping out her parent or parent-in-law, there is data showing that there are a growing number of young adult caregivers who are choosing between college or starting a family and caring for a loved one.
Study shows that Northshore Chicago caregivers follow similar trends to the national average. A new study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP highlights profiles today’s family caregivers, what challenges them, and what’s ahead for them.Details