Caregiver Training Blog

Expert Interview Series: Dale Farrow of CommunityHospice.com About Caring For The Caregiver

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

Topics: Caregiver Info
Dale Farrow is the Manager of Community Programs at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. He has more than 22 years in the health care industry, with deep expertise in home health care, home respiratory, hospice and caregiving. We sat down with Dale to pick his brain about the caregiver's role in hospice care, and learn about resources that can help these caregivers in their time of need. Read More

Shining the Light on Senior Immunizations

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Most people hear the word "vaccines" and immediately think of children. It's true, childhood immunizations are a critical public health measure. However, many people fail to realize the equal importance of vaccines for seniors, as well.

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Is the End of Aging in Place Drawing Near?

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

Topics: Caregiver Info

The Baby Boomer generation is quickly changing the way society thinks about senior living. In particular, the "aging in place" trend is coming on strong, with over 90 percent of people over the age of 65 wanting to remain in their current residences for as long as possible, and 80 percent believing that they'll always live in their current residences, according to a report from the AARP. However, the truth is that while aging in place may be the most sought-after outcome, it's not always possible. Let's take a closer look at some signs which indicate that the time to age in place may be coming to an end for your aging loved one.

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5 Proactive Ways to Help Seniors Prepare for Fall

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Topics: Caregiver Info
Summer comes and goes every year in a beautiful blur. While fall has plenty of charms of its own, changing weather conditions can also result in greater threats to senior health. The good news is that there are some things caregivers can do when caring for seniors to minimize risk and maximize safety. Let's count down five simple steps worth taking now to promote senior wellness into autumn and beyond. Read More

Raising Awareness With World Alzheimer’s Month

By Maria Ramos - Guest Blogger on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Topics: Alzheimers, Dementia

Though more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, public knowledge about the condition is scant. Many people don't know much about it, and the little they have learned most likely came from popular media, such as movies and TV shows. By 2050, it is expected that the number of people afflicted by the condition will almost triple because of the aging of the general population at large, meaning it's increasingly important for people to understand the symptoms of Alzheimer's and the treatments available. 

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Expert Interview Series: Tammy Glenn of HomeBoundResources.com on Challenges Facing Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Topics: Caregiver Info

Tammy I. Glenn is the founder of HomeBoundResources.com and currently serves as the executive director for CAREGIVERS, one of the pilot programs for Volunteer Caregiving - in the nation. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Volunteer Caregiving Network and was named "Who's Who in Healthcare" by the Pacific Coast Business Times. We recently asked for her thoughts on the challenges facing caregivers today. Here's what she had to say:

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Exploring Home-Based Monitoring: What Caregivers Need to Know

By mmLearn.org on Sun, Sep 04, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

The American Telemedicine Association convened in Minneapolis recently for its annual conference and trade show. One of the main items on the agenda? The potential impact of telehealth on senior wellness issues. Let's take a closer look at the the state of telehealth, along with how the shift of care from the hospital to the home can help seniors -- and the people who care for them -- enjoy better physical and mental health.

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Fewer Years, More Disabilities for Seniors With Diabetes?

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Topics: Diabetes

Just under 26 percent of seniors age 65 or older are living with diabetes, according to statistics from the American Diabetes Association. Moreover, while we have long known that the disease can threaten health and wellness, recent research from Australia published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that the consequences of diabetes may be even more dire than once thought. Let's take a closer look at the findings, along with how caregivers can do their part to improve the lives of patients with diabetes.

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Expert Interview Series: Emily Anderson of Familylinks About Helping Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Emily Anderson is a Care Coach with Familylinks, where she works with caregivers of older adults to find practical solutions and stress management strategies for day-to-day life. We talked with Emily about the challenges facing today's caregivers - and learned how anyone can help ease their burden.
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Stem Cells: An Overview for Patients and Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Sun, Aug 28, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Topics: Medications, Health

While stem cells are a hot topic, not everyone understands what they are and their potential when it comes to regenerative medicine. Many researchers and medical experts believe that stem cells hold great promise for the future in  treating and curing disease, but there are some obstacles along the way. Let's take a closer look at the science behind stem cells, what they do, and what this means for patients and caregivers.

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