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In Chronic Disease Care, Family Helpers Are Key, But Feel Left Out
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver.
Jan 17, 2018 - 11:39:40 AM
Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - (HealthNewsDigest.com) - For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best
Jan 17, 2018 - 10:49:09 AM
Tech Advances for Long-distance Care of Aging Parents
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to a US census report in June of last year, those over the age of 65 grew to 49.2 million in number. This demographic now accounts for 15.2 percent of the total US population.
Jan 13, 2018 - 11:40:24 AM
Sharing Examples of Caring this Season
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Medical students and a trained physician share their time and talents to care for the homeless in a comprehensive medical clinic operating out of a local Church....
Dec 19, 2017 - 11:04:52 AM
Study on Nursing Home Locations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ALBANY, N.Y.
Dec 7, 2017 - 10:56:21 AM
-Â New findings by a UAlbany research team suggests that nursing homes located in minority neighborhoods and with more low-income patients have notably lower quality of care and worse fiscal stress.
Pittsburgh Caregivers Face Higher Costs, Provide More Complex Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2017 - Southwestern Pennsylvania far exceeds national averages for telltale signs of the stress and risk faced by family caregivers
Dec 6, 2017 - 10:39:43 AM
Women with Parkinsonâ€™s Disease Less Likely than Men to Have Caregivers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIAâ€”Female Parkinsonâ€™s disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients.
Dec 4, 2017 - 9:55:36 AM
3 Ways To Help A Loved One Receive Proper Nursing Home Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Itâ€™s an almost weekly occurrence across the country. Nursing homes face lawsuits over patients who develop severe bedsores that in some cases lead to death.
Nov 30, 2017 - 12:26:23 PM
More Doctors Are Becoming 'Nursing Home Specialists'
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIAâ€”The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than a third between 2012 and 2015
Nov 29, 2017 - 10:59:04 AM
Challenges Facing Those Who Care For Family Members With Long-Term Illness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) reports that 39.8 million Americans provide care to someone with a disability or illness. And within that number 15.7 million caregivers care for a family member who has some form of dementia.
Nov 28, 2017 - 2:56:46 PM
Only 1 in 4 Caregivers Use Support Resources Meant for Them
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, MI â€“ They donâ€™t get pay, recognition, or much of a break. They spend hours a day helping someone who may not even recognize them anymore.
Oct 25, 2017 - 10:37:27 AM
Self-care Program Helps Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Caregivers Combat Stress
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. â€” Imagine going to work each day knowing that you may need to comfort a tearful 15-year-old as she reveals the devastating details of abuse by her motherâ€™s boyfriend.
Sep 28, 2017 - 2:53:13 PM
Study Finds the Burdens of Spousal Caregiving Alleviated by Appreciation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â€“ The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life â€“ and few roles are more stressful.
Aug 28, 2017 - 10:20:36 AM
Feeling Appreciated Shown to Benefit Health of Spouses of Chronically Ill Partners
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new Yale School of Public Health study shows that spouses of a chronically ill mate who feel appreciated for their caretaking efforts experience improved overall well-being both physically and mentally.
Jul 27, 2017 - 4:40:12 PM
Caring for Older People in an Aging Society
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Â "What are the cases that keep you up at night, the ones in which you are unsure what you should do?â€ť
Jun 28, 2017 - 11:30:26 AM
Your Medical Marijuana Patient: Great Ways to Be the Best Caregiver Possible
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Medical marijuana is becoming more and more common, especially now that many states in the United States have legalized the sale of the drug.
Jun 9, 2017 - 8:01:49 AM
How Some Of The Toughest Guys On The Planet Can Get Help Caring For The Ones They Love
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Taking care of a family member who is aging or ill can be toughâ€”but you donâ€™t have to do it alone.
Jun 2, 2017 - 9:41:46 AM
Role of Family Caregivers in Helping Older Adults Recover from Hospital Stays
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. â€” Older adults with Alzheimerâ€™s and other types of dementia are twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who are cognitively healthy.
May 18, 2017 - 3:53:14 PM
Caregivers Should be Screened Early, Often to Prevent Depression, Anxiety
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 10, 2017) â€• Currently, more than 34 million people in the U.S.Â care for terminally ill love ones....
Feb 10, 2017 - 8:30:28 AM
Parkinsonâ€™s and Senior Health: Top Tips for Family Caregivers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Approximately 1 million Americans are affected by Parkinsonâ€™s disease, a progressive motor system disorder
Feb 2, 2017 - 8:11:14 AM
Lung Cancer: Protein as Potential Tool for Predicting Survival
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Vienna,Â 6 December 2016 - The biomarker PD-1, a protein, could potentially be used to predict survival or disease-free survival of lung cancer patients who have had the tumour surgically removed.
Dec 6, 2016 - 10:19:03 AM
Tips To Help Baby Boomers Stay Active And Independent Well Into Their Golden Years
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As the baby boomer generationâ€”around 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964â€”reaches what was once considered its â€śgolden years,â€ť....
Nov 29, 2016 - 5:14:23 PM
Elder Caregiving a Growing Burden to Women in Mid-career
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â€” Womenâ€™s long-term participation in the workforce faces a threat from the growing need for elder care.
Nov 18, 2016 - 3:06:33 PM
How Family Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2016 -- It is estimated that there are more than 60 million unpaid American caregivers
Oct 31, 2016 - 12:20:32 PM
Coping With Caregiving Rolesâ€”Tips From Leeza Gibbons
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There are more than 34 million informal caregivers today, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 28, 2016 - 2:16:29 PM
Senior Living Component Address Growing Workplace Trend of Caregiver Stress
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While the number of senior living communities continues to grow in the United States, so does the amount of stress on their caregivers
Mar 10, 2016 - 4:26:46 PM
Hospital-to-Home Transitions Can Stress Out Family Caregivers, Affect Sick Kids
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CINCINNATI,Â Nov. 30, 2015Â Â --Â Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health
Nov 30, 2015 - 7:55:01 AM
10 Signs Your Loved One May Need Home Care
Nov 16, 2015 - 3:24:08 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As our loved ones age, they may face frailty, memory loss or chronic diseases and lose their independence over time.
Helping To Solve The Caregiver Paradox
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When I was 17 years old, the matriarch of my family, my grandmother, suffered her fifth stroke. Afterward, her mind was still sharp, but physically she was never the same.
Nov 14, 2015 - 10:57:11 AM
Rutgers Launches Senior Care Management Certificate Program
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - In the next two decades, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65, according to the United States Census.
Aug 18, 2015 - 1:27:44 PM
HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May Be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer
Apr 13, 2015 - 10:08:02 AM
Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased in Women Who Have First-Degree Relatives with a History of Prostate Cancer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Having a family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.
Mar 9, 2015 - 8:33:42 AM
Keep a Journal
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Start a daily journal this Monday. It's a good way to keep track of your activities even while you're busing caregiving. For example, check in each week to see how your food and fitness choices impacted your weight, stamina and mental well-being. Then consider what you can do to stay successful.
Jul 12, 2014 - 9:10:11 AM
Commit and Recommit Every Monday
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Keep your resolve to minimize stress despite your caregiving demands by using the Monday strategy.
Jun 21, 2014 - 12:31:09 PM
Caregiver Monday Tip
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Headaches, indigestion, loss of appetite, muscle tension, sleep issues and allergic reactions could actually be signs of caregiving stress.
Mar 31, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM
The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. And AARP Launch Series Of Forums On Family Caregiving
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,Â March 29, 2014Â Â --Â The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP today to host "Because We Care" - the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better care of their loved ones and themselves.
Mar 29, 2014 - 12:26:43 PM
Add Health to Your Caregiving Schedule
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Good health should always top your priority list! Thankfully a few minutes here and there are all it takes to bring balance to your busy life.
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM
Why Caregivers Need to Take a Break for Themselves
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - You do everything you can to be the best possible caregiver. You schedule doctor appointments. You manage finances. You play nurse. You cook. You clean. You do it all, except one thing - take care of yourself.
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM
7 Advantages of In-Home Care
Feb 21, 2014 - 8:57:26 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Where do you hope to age? For the majority of people age 65 and over, the answer is home. However, with advancing age often comes difficulty completing daily activities and the need for additional assistance.
3 Signs Youâ€™re Suffering from Caregiver Burnout
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As a caregiver you likely know all the particulars about the physical and emotional health of the loved one for whom you are caring. You know exactly what medications must be taken and when, and you are highly sensitive to the slightest change in his or her mood and temperament. But, are you just as aware of what is going on with your own health?
Feb 7, 2014 - 7:58:44 PM