Elder Care

Increasing Number Devote Time to Elder Care

The results of a recent study are shedding more light on how the aging population is changing the face of America. The new study from the Pew Research Center and the California Healthcare Foundation found that nearly 4 out of every 10 adult Americans now devote at least some time to caring for elderly family members. The study looked at how Americans lived from 2000 up to today. In …  read more

Elder Abuse More Common as Population Gets Older

The number of baby boomers retiring in the near future will hold steady at 10,000 people per day until at least 2030. This represents a significant shift in the overall demographics of the country. One of the more disturbing aspects of this aging of America is the rise in elder abuse that is becoming far too common around the country. Studies show that about 2 million elderly people …  read more

Elder Caregivers Need to Take Care of Themselves

Taking care of someone that cannot care for his or herself is difficult when someone is in their 30’s or 40’s; such a task is made even more difficult when the caregiver is elderly. If you are an elderly caregiver, then you need to be sure to take time for yourself, every day, or you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed. You should also think about how you want to respond if unexpected …  read more

How to Know When It’s Time for Mom or Dad to Stop Driving

Adult children with aging parents often face a difficult decision in determining when it's appropriate to take away the keys from mom or dad. While no one wants to be faced with the situation of having to discuss this difficult situation, you can't ignore the reality and allow a parent to continue driving when he or she is no longer capable of doing so safely. Here are several tips you …  read more

Common Signs of Elder Abuse

As the population continues to age, instances of elder abuse are, unfortunately, becoming more and more common. While it can be hard to spot elder abuse, especially when the elderly person is reluctant to discuss it, there are some telltale signs you can look for to help identify and prevent it. Physical Signs An elderly person who has been subjected to physical abuse will often show …  read more

Useful Elder-Care Gadgets

As baby boomers continue to reach retirement age at almost 10,000 per day, the generation that was the early adopters of portable music players, VCRs, and home computers has numerous technological gadgets available to them as they deal with the problems of old age. Though new gadgets are constantly coming onto the market, here are a few that can also provide comfort, security, and …  read more

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