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Home Health Helps Care for the Caregiver

Home Health Helps Care for the Caregiver

Sixty five percent of the elderly with long term care needs depend solely upon family and friends to meet those needs. More than 66% of these caregivers are women. How does the caregiver meet the challenges of caring not only for their loved one, but for themselves as well?…

Caregivers and Families
Nord Warm Line Helps People With Mental Challenges

Nord Warm Line Helps People With Mental Challenges

Did you know that one in five American adults have experienced a mental health issue? Young people also suffer from mental health issues – in fact, one in 10 children experience a period of depression. For people who need someone to talk to, there is the Nord Warm Line.…

Health and Fitness
5 Tips for Improving Mental Health

5 Tips for Improving Mental Health

As a society, we often place emphasis on physical health when we talk about being healthy. Physical health is incredibly important to your overall well-being, but so is mental health. Mental health doesn’t just focus on mental illness. It references the overall well-being of your mind and a healthy mind means a happier person in general. How do you stay mentally healthy?…

Memory Care
Caring for the Caregiver: What I've Learned Caring for My Mother

Caring for the Caregiver: What I've Learned Caring for My Mother

As a gerontologist, Caring for the Caregiver has been one of my favorite topics to present, and for a couple reasons. First, there is an endless amount of information to discuss, from stress and burnout, to depression and weight gain, to seeking help, accepting limitations and finding peace within the caregiver role. The other, and probably more important reason, is because I was a caregiver to my mother for several years while she lived with me, my wife and daughter.…

Caregivers and Families