Caregivers provide help to people in need whether they are an adult, parent or spouse or a child with medical needs – some caregivers are family members and others are paid. Caregivers might shop for food, cook, clean the house, pay bills, give medicine, help the person get dressed or bathed, and provide support. Caregiving can be very stressful. Oftentimes caregivers are “on call” 24 hours a day while providing care for someone with a long-term illness, chronic medical condition or special care needs.
Caregiving and Home Care
- Want to be a good friend? Close your eyes and listen October 14, 2017
New research suggests that the best way to empathize with someone else's feelings might be to avoid looking at them and focus exclusively on their voice.
- Eight home remedies for unclogging your ears September 16, 2017
Clogged ears can cause discomfort, and may affect hearing and balance. Learn about eight different home remedies to treat clogged ears, and what to avoid.
- Two out of three US adults have not completed an advance directive July 7, 2017
Advance directives are the primary tool for individuals to communicate their wishes if they become incapacitated and are unable to make their own health care decisions, particularly near the end of…
- Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers June 26, 2017
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a stud …
- Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes June 19, 2017
New study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America.
- Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia May 12, 2017
Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer's disease a …
- A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria May 2, 2017
The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E.
- Public attitudes towards end-of-life care in progressive neurological illness are conflicted, study reveals April 7, 2017
Public attitudes in UK and USA reveal support both for life-sustaining interventions and for measures to enable peaceful death in progressive neurological illness such as dementia, according to a…
- Effects of at-home individual cognitive stimulation therapy on dementia patients and caregivers March 30, 2017
Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), an intervention carried out at home by family caregivers, has little impact on the cognition of patients with dementia, a new study has found, but…
- Nursing home residents need more activities to help them thrive February 27, 2017
In a survey of staff from 172 Swedish nursing homes, most residents had been outside the nursing home during the previous week, but only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion.