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A caregiver bolstering her older loved one

How Do I know If?: Recognizing When a Loved One Needs More Support

If we are asking the question How do I know if… about a loved one’s care, it usually means the time to take action is now.  But what if we do not even know the relevant questions to ask, let alone the best answer? We are bombarded with information from well-meaning family and friends, but don’t know how to tailor it to our own situations.

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By Lauri Scharf | 02/15/2022

Caregivers continue to visit and provide secondary care to their loved ones in assisted living

Secondary Caregiving: Providing Care to a Loved One in Assisted Living

When we transition a loved one to an assisted living facility, it may feel as if our role as a caregiver has ended. However, most caregivers who move a loved one into assisted living instead experience a change in their caregiving role rather than an end to this role entirely. With this change can come new responsibilities and sources of stress.

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By Julie Hayes | 02/15/2022

A caregiver helping his older loved one

Taking on Caregiving Responsibilities: Balancing Expectations vs Reality

As your loved one ages, you may find that the demands of caregiving are growing, and it can be too much to handle. Whether you’re helping with small tasks or assisting a loved one with bathing, no caregiving task truly feels all that small, but others can certainly feel too overwhelming. Your expectations may be that you can do it all – caregiving on top of managing your own household, job and other responsibilities. Or, it could be that others’ expectations for care are growing and you feel pressured to live up to it. Whichever the case may be, accepting the situation and learning to work with it may be the first step to making life easier down the road.

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By Branka Primetica | 02/15/2022

Elder Justice Innovations: Helping Individuals Transition from APS to other Community-Based Supports

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is committed to highlighting the important Elder Justice work being implemented across the country. Presented in partnership with the Elder Justice Coalition, attendees heard from the Administration for Community Living about the 2021 Elder Justice Innovation Grants. A select group of grantees discussed their work focused on the various community services that help individuals transition from short-term adult protective service programs to community services in their area to prevent the recurrence of abuse.

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By Hilary Dalin, Traci Lee, Farida Ejaz, Marian Liu, Zachary Hass, Joy Solomon, Kavita Ahluwalia | 01/27/2022

Minyo, M., & Judge, K. (2022). Perceived Unmet Need and Need-Related Distress of People Living with Dementia. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 8, 1–11. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1177/23337214221092886