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Two older adults sharing a meal together

After a Hospital Discharge, Food is a Valuable Medicine

When a loved one is discharged from a hospital stay, their doctor will likely give them medicine to help improve their condition so they can stay well enough to avoid having to return to the hospital in the future. As caregivers, we may have the responsibility of making sure a loved one is keeping up on their medication post-discharge. However, are we remembering to pay just as much attention to another source of medication necessary to their healing process: the food they eat?

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By Julie Hayes | 09/15/2022

A young adult family caregiver with his older loved one

Family Caregivers are Stressed, Tired—and in Your Workforce

Programs that provide support for employees serving as family caregivers are emerging as a critical employee benefit option, particularly as providers focus on addressing the full scope of emotional and mental health considerations.  

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By Michelle Palmer | 09/15/2022

A caregiver taking a moment of respite

What Does Wellness Look Like for Dementia Caregivers?

Anyone providing care for a loved one with dementia knows how stressful it can be. Not only can the tasks involved be challenging and exhausting, but there is a very emotional level as well. But even with all the challenges , caregivers often neglect self-care, infrequently check in on their own health and either don’t know about or don’t use opportunities for respite.

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By Julie Hayes | 07/15/2022

Caregivers often aren't aware of the services and resources available to them.

Increasing Utilization of Caregiver Support Services

As professionals in the aging sector, we know there are dozens of helpful support services and resources available to family and friend caregivers that could significantly help to reduce caregiver stress and burnout. Unfortunately, the caregivers who need them the most often don’t seem to know it!  

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By Michelle Palmer | 07/15/2022

A caregiver chatting with her older adult father

Caregiving for Older Male Loved Ones

Every caregiving journey is unique, and there are so many factors that can change the experience. Your loved one’s family history, age, diet and ethnicity are all things that can affect his or her wellness, while their temperament, ability to communicate, values and beliefs can all impact the smoothness of providing care. Biological sex can also play a role. Those who care for the important men in their lives—fathers, spouses, partners, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, and many more—may experience different challenges than those caring for women.

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2022