at home caregiver tips

Caregiving Roles and Responsibilities

Caregiving roles take on countless shapes and forms. They assist older adults, the ill, and the disabled friends and family members. They help every day in small and big tasks. But if the caregiving responsibilities become too demanding, over time they become exhausted and stressed.
Close to 45 million Americans provide 38 billion hours of unpaid, “informal” care each year for older family members and friends living with chronic conditions that inhibit them from handling daily activities such as bathing, managing medications or preparing meals on their own.READ MORE

How to Manage Caregiving

 

Most of us have been or will be a family caregiver for an older, sick, or disabled family member or friend. Maybe you don’t use the term “caregiver,” nor do you complain about it’s demands. The care you give is from love of a particular person, and carers do not expect anything in return. It’s a role that most people step into willingly.

Caregivers come from all areas of life. They are friends, neighbors, wives, partners, and husbands. The act of giving care calls on the daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren to look after another family member. And the most surprising fact, the tasks performed are provided without pay or any other form of compensation.READ MORE

Fighting Heart Disease – The American Heart Association

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The CDC estimates that health care costs, medications and loss of productivity due to heart disease runs at more than $108 billion each year. Other estimates are even higher. By 2030, this number is expected to triple. According to the American Heart Association, by 2030, 40.5% of the US population is projected to have some form of cardiovascular disease.

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Support Your Cause

National Health Observances – 2015

Each month, momentum builds throughout the country and across the globe in support of various health-related causes. Organizations tied to particular diseases and conditions establish national awareness months or awareness weeks in hopes of gaining more support for their cause. Be it hunger, cancer, nutrition, mental health, or even stuttering. If there’s a cause, chances are there is a special awareness month, week, or day associated with it. And that’s a good thing. It gives these organizations an opportunity to reach more people with their message.

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