I so appreciate you spending time
talking with us about
osteoarthritis, this is such a big
issue for family caregivers. And I
have to say, as someone watching you
for years on some of my favorite
television shows, it’s almost
implausible to believe you were
dealing with this while you were
doing those shows. How did you
find out that’s what you had and
what did you do about it?
First of all, my father had both of
his hips replaced and so, when I
started having pain, I suspected
that I might be a chip off the old
block. I’d limp, and I became
very, very dependent on ibuprofen,
which is a tremendous
anti-inflammatory. And for a
while there, I know I was taking at
least 20 a day...read more
The Art of Compassionate Communication
for Elder Caregivers
By: Jill Sarah Moscowitz
“No one can ever be fully
prepared for the challenges of care-giving. The
tasks and responsibilities involved can be
demanding, even more so when caregivers themselves
are frail, have been thrust into their role
unexpectedly or reluctantly, or must care for
someone who is uncooperative or combative.” - The
Merck Manual of Health and Healing...read more
In Sickness and in Health
By Marvin Wiebener
The word caregiver has many
meanings, with definitions that run the gamut of tasks
on a broad continuum, from simple household chores to
end-stage palliative care and everything in between.
It’s something many of us never give a second thought...read more
Is a Registered Dietitian Part of
Your Home Health Care Team?
Has a registered dietitian ever visited you in your home to talk to you and your loved one about their diet and health? Poorly nourished adults have higher sickness and death rates than...read
I think we caregivers are not noticed
for what we do. We save the government a lot of money every
year. What benefits do we have?
I am a caregiver
24/7 with no breaks.
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