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Caregiving

In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.

 

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posted 06.02.2011

This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality & Aging (FORSA)

Creative Thinking Needed to Meet Long-Term Care Needs of Increasingly Diverse Elder Populations

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) by Jean C. Accius As the U.S. elder population continues to increase, more individuals in racially and ethnically diverse communities will find themselves living with a disability or multiple chronic conditions. The changing demographics will in turn have important implications in the des...

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Minor Operational Adjustments Will Make Nursing Home Life More Appealing to Asian Indian Elders

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) By Rashmi Gupta For Additional Information Please visit: Women’s organization Alliance of South Asians Taking Action India Community Center Minor alterations in operating practices will enable hospital and nursing home personnel to provide c...

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Jewish Home Lifecare Home Care Program Successfully Integrates Telehealth Into its Diabetes Best Practice

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network on Environment, Services & Technology (NEST) By Debbie Bobe and Bridget Gallagher Resources Leading Age Center for Aging Services Technologies American Telemedicine Association “Health Services Utilization of a Care Coordination/Home-Telehealth Program for Veterans With Diabetes: A Matche...

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A Brief Reflection on Charles Gerkin’s The Living Human Document and the Caregiving Experience

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality & Aging (FORSA) by Robert Rost The Living Human Document by Charles Gerkin (Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 1984; paperback; out of print). Additional Reading Boisen, Anton, (1952). The Exploration of the Inner World. New York: Harper Torchbooks. Gadamer, Hans-Georg (1975). T...

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On-going Challenges for Ethnically Diverse Informal Family Caregivers in a Changing Economy

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) By Gregory J. Harris Recent economic changes in the United States, coupled with the contingent presence or absence of possible informal family caregivers, may increase the stresses and strains associated with providing informal care to racial and ethnically diverse, older, ill, or disabled ...

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“The Year of the Family Caregiver”: The National Family Caregiver Support Program

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) By Jean C. Accius and Rita Choula Resources An upcoming fact sheet on the National Family Caregiver Support program, by the AARP Public Policy Institute, will provide an analysis of newly released 2009 data that highlights various aspects of the program including specific state inf...

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Caregiver Café

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) By Bobbee Zeno On Saturday, February 26 the third Caregiver Café since its inception in 2009 was produced. In previous years, it was produced at the Inglewood Senior Center, a very large, beautiful, historical venue, and 160 and 260 Caregivers, respectively, participated. The Caregi...

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Some Caregiver Stress Resources

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health & Aging Network (MHAN) By Anita Rosen Caregiving can be a stressful undertaking, whether by adult family members for elders or by older adults for spouses, adult children, siblings, friends and partners. Mental health and health professionals who work directly with these caregivers, or with those who have cont...

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Preparing to Care for Cognitively Impaired Elders: Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Family and Professional Caregivers

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health & Aging Network (MHAN) By Lee Fraser What happens to the caregivers of dependent elders when the sustained stress burden of caregiving exceeds the ability to remain physically, psychologically, and or emotionally available to the care recipient? This phenomenon is the subjective, yet profoundly debilitating, e...

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