#ElderCareChat 10/15/14 Recap: Overcoming Common Caregiving Challenges

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 44 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for overcoming common caregiving challenges, be it incontinence, wandering (related to dementia), the need for respite, lack of support from family members, finding the best care, and ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 10/1/14 Recap: Helping Ourselves During Tough Times

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for successful self-care, and the care of others, during tough times in our lives. As caregivers and as caring people, we all face difficult life phases, transitional ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 7/16/14 Recap: Aging in Place and Universal Design

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants discussed aging in place and universal design. In regards to where and how we want to age -- and provide care for those who are aging -- participants discussed existing and ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/18/14 Recap: The Changing Needs of the Sandwich Generation

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 59 new and returning participants shared insights about the challenges and rewards of being a sandwich generation caregiver, along with solutions for the current care crisis. Our conversation hit #trending status due to the overwhelming number ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 5/7/14 Recap: International Perspectives on Elder Care

During Wednesday’s live discussion (which trended on Twitter!), 45 new and returning participants dialogued about international perspectives on elder care. We were pleased to have attendees from the UK and Canada to share some local and regional insights on unique ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 4/2/14: Legal Issues in Eldercare

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 55 new and returning participants dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was featured guest Howard Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the President of ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 2/5/14 Recap: Children as Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 participants — many of them new — engaged in a vibrant conversation on a topic of growing importance: youth caregivers. An estimated 1.4 million children and teens in the US are currently providing care for a family member, and as the number of those needing care continues to rise, the numbers of child caregivers will too.

Caregiving isn’t an easy role at any age, but there are ...

 
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At Home, In Senior Living: Enjoying the Holidays

Many families are celebrating Christmas today, but some will be doing so with a heavy heart.

Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's, mobility challenges, or other illnesses and disorders are likely worn out and in need of rest, but will ...

 
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Senior Living Trend Watch: Making Homes Meet Care Needs

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Eldercare Trends was our theme for the last #ElderCareChat of 2013. A surge in multigenerational homes was a trend that participants viewed as a positive one, and this recent New York Times news article supported it. In ...

 
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The Gift of Adult Day Services

It may be one of the lesser known and most underutilized senior care services -- there are only 4,600 centers across the country and 260,000 participants served, per this MetLife Study -- but adult day care (or adult day services) is still ...

 
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