Caregiver Training Blog

Shingles: A Resource for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Nearly a third of the U.S. population will develop shingles, and almost half of all cases occur in people over the age of 60, according to the CDC. Let's take a closer look at this common disease, from signs and symptoms to prevention and treatment.

Shingles is one of the most common conditions affecting seniors today.

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Substance Abuse and Seniors: What All Caregivers Need to Know

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 01:59 PM

There are approximately 2.5 million older adults in the U.S. with alcohol or drug problems, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. Despite its prevalence among seniors, however, substance abuse has been dubbed "an invisible epidemic" by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Read More

Great Job Opportunities for Seniors

By Jim Vogel on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Many seniors find retirement to be an active and enjoyable time, but some individuals either want or need to continue working. Some find that they’re able to secure a job in the same field their career was in, while others seek a change in order to try something new.  And we all know that boosting senior brain power is important and a full or part time job can help with that. Whatever the need is, there are plenty of opportunities available for people of all ages.

Many jobs offer flexible schedules or even allow you to make your own and work from home. Here are some of the best options available for seniors.

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Fall Friendly Activities for Seniors

By Lori Thomas - Guest Blogger on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 01:48 PM

With fall right around the corner, many seniors and their families are on the lookout for new activities that they can all enjoy together. The fall is a great time of year for many seniors, with comfortable weather and the opportunity to enjoy a number of unique activities that you can’t enjoy any other time of year. It is important for seniors to create and maintain an active lifestyle year-round, and with a little planning and the assistance of friends and family, there are a number of fall-friendly activities that seniors can enjoy during this most enjoyable time of year. 

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Expert Interview Series: Marissa Sandler of Careseekers About Helping Caregivers, Seniors and Their Families

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 08:50 AM

Marissa Sandler is the co-founder of Careseekers, an online platform that connects people who need care workers with care workers. Marissa is passionate about helping people live with autonomy and dignity, and we recently spoke with her about how caregivers are an important part of achieving that goal.

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Seniors and Memory Loss: What the Recent Research is Saying

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why? Misplaced your keys? Forgotten what you ate earlier in the day? In the moment, memory loss confusion is sometimes easy to shrug off, because it seems harmless enough. However, for seniors, these lapses could signify the initial stages of dementia. Mere moments of forgetting shift from being harmless to a cause for concern.

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

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

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

Topics: Medications

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