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Love, Marriage & Caregiving: Should Your Parents Move-in With You If They Do Not Want To Go To Assisted Living?

Heidi turned the ringing alarm off. It was 6:00AM and time to get the kids off to school and then drive to her in-laws to provide care. Debbie, her mother in-law, is 75 years old and suffering with arthritis and she cannot lift the father in-law, Jim, out of bed or help him to the shower. It is important that Jim gets into the shower daily because he is incontinent of urine. This has been the daily routine since Jim’s stroke 3 years ago. At the end of the day, Heidi returns this time to get Jim ready for bed. Heidi’s husband is in the military and currently out of the country. He had made a promise not to put his dad in the nursing home and the dad had joked that if he did, he and the children would be CUT OUT OF THE WILL. Heidi is a family

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Is it true that you can beat Parkinson’s disease or even delay its effects on your body?

YES, you can as many are doing in Painesville, come see for yourself ‘S’ Generation Center in Painesville Ohio launches new Parkinson’s Disease fitness program featuring OhioHealth Delay the Disease — the nation’s leading Parkinson’s Disease exercise program. ‘S’ Generation center (440-357-6666) located in Painesville offers a new, life-changing fitness and mobility program expressly designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Led by nurse consultant STELLA NSONG, RN a certified OhioHealth Delay the Disease instructor, the program improves the physical, mental, and emotional realities of Parkinson’s Disease patients. “We had a gentleman that on his first day here, we almost had to carry him into the building because he could barely walk and after seven sessions, he was able to walk using his walker and within 6 weeks, he was able to run. He sleeps better, his wife is happy and so is he” reports one of the center nurses. This

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Caregiving Made Simple Series

Whether you were plunged into caregiving and find yourself knee deep in a crisis or you are planning ahead (by the way, most people don’t plan ahead so if you are planning, here is my high 5 to you) you could benefit from the experiences of the professionals and everyday family caregivers in our global community of caregivers. It is our hope that our resources and services will help you to avoid stress, frustrations, headaches and unnecessary cost that many caregivers face. Our FREE offer to you. For a limited time, we are offering our award winning 3 part educational series entitled: “Caregiving Made Simple” #1. When To Say What So That Your Parents Will Listen #2. How To Determine The Best Caregiving Arrangement For Your Loved One #3. 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Delay The Need For A Nursing Home. Please send my FREE 3 part series.

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A Roadmap to Protect The Growing Number of Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities.

Following a PBS Frontline exposé on abuses in assisted living facilities, professional geriatric care manager and elder care expert STELLA NSONG urges families to execute the appropriate legal documents to ensure that the right person has the authority to direct and provide the best and safest care options possible. Assisted Living resident faces arrest for stealing airport rental car, leaves an emergency room AMA, hitchhikes to his now vacant townhouse, no one has the “legal authority” to transfer the resident to a dementia care unit…..….other citizens placed at risk. On the heels of a PBS Frontline 4-part investigative series which identified serious quality of care and patient safety problems in some assisted living facilities, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) released the results of a survey that offers critical advice to protect the growing number of seniors living in assisting living facilities. Stella Nsong president of The

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2 SIMPLE THINGS Parkinson’s patients Can Do To Delay The Need For A Nursing Home

There is a 13% chance that you or your loved one will suffer from Parkinson’s disease just be virtue of living in Ohio. Despite years of research, the true cause of Parkinson’s remains unknown but research shows that there are a few things you could do to delay the physical effects of Parkinson’s disease. Many people who feel forced to live in a nursing home are in that predicament partly because of a fall associated with physical challenges some of which can be managed or lessened. OLDER Adults Get Placed in a Nursing Home For Primarily for 3 Reasons: 1. A fall that causes injury and the inability to care for themselves. 2. Deconditioning that happens in the hospital or the rehab facility indicating the need for 24 hour care. 3. No willing, available or able caregiver once the need for 24 hour care has been established. The following are

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Will Your Company Survive the ELDER CARE CLIFF?

Will Your Company Survive the ELDER CARE CLIFF?

Employees who serve as caregivers at home need more than an EAP. There is something missing in our employee assistance programs. Focusing on employee needs through benefits is a constant concern as well as an ever rising cost among employers. The employer’s cost rises but productivity does not rise at the same pace and in many instances it decreases. This is happening because AMERICA is facing an elder care cliff: The time between now and when an individual is faced with a caregiving (usually accidental) crisis that alters the life of everyone involved. Everyone in this country is facing that cliff and some of us are closer to the cliff than others. Employers are facing the cliff with greater intensity and bigger risk because many business owners are caregivers themselves and many employ caregivers. When an employer misses work, his or her business suffers. When an employee misses work, the

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