#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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Remembering Senior Care Workers During the Holidays

Assisted living employees and home care workers often spend many holiday hours at work, caring for residents and clients while others are home with friends and family.

That’s why it is important to recognize their efforts and let them ...

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Around the World in Eldercare: The United Nations OEWG on Ageing

In late August, organizations and individuals from all over the world gathered in New York for the Third Session of the OEWG (Open-Ended Working Group) on Ageing.

Established in December 2010 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the group ...

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Balancing a Career and Caring for a Senior

It’s Labor Day, a holiday established to observe the “social and economic achievements of American workers” (per the US Department of Labor website). If you’re a caregiver though, you are working today just as any other day, whether ...

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Senior Living Trend Watch: Lifelong Learning Programs

In a 2006 Merrill Lynch survey, data on baby boomers approaching retirement age revealed an impressive 76% plan to stay in the workforce after retirement; some even intend to explore completely new careers.

As a result of this desire to “stay in ...

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On Labor Day, Reflect on Work History with Family & Friends

What was your first job?
Delivering papers, flipping burgers, answering phones, taking dictation, bagging groceries, mowing lawns, babysitting: about these initial occupations, most of us can say, “been there, done that.”
Several blogs published by local offices of Home Instead ...

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