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 in Chicago’s North Shore Suburbs select home care for family. He is the author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care” and is in the film…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 in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs 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
When a loved one can no longer safely life independently, families on Chicago’s North Shore often come up with the solution of a shared household. This can be beneficial financially to all parties and to the well-being of someone who may have been feeling lonely. There are an estimated 43.5 million family caregivers in the…Details
Award-winning journalist and author Megan Feldman Bettencourt spoke with us about her new book, “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World” and the role of forgiveness in family caregiving. In a 2014 TedX talk, Ms. Bettencourt explained what it means to forgive. The dictionary definition of forgive is “to give up resentment.” “I’m…Details
Brenda Avadian is an experienced family caregiver and author of nine books, including “Finding the JOY in Alzheimer’s: Caregivers Share the JOYFUL Times,” and an award-winning speaker. She is the founder of The Caregiver’s Voice, a website devoted to helping caregivers for people with dementia gain knowledge and strength with humor.
Residents of Chicago’s North Shore Suburbs are finding that berries of all kinds make a perfect summer snack—they are in season, keep well for outings, can be eaten frozen, fresh, or baked, and are loaded with beneficial nutrients. Check out the local farmer’s markets in the North Shore communities to get fresh berries from Illinois…Details
Many residents of Chicago’s North Shore are members of the “sandwich generation”. According to the Pew Research Center, the percentage of adults between ages 40 to 59 who are “sandwiched” between caring for their own children and elder parents is growing. In 2005 45% of adults in this age bracket found themselves in the middle…Details
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