Dangers of Ignorance Category
Dangers of Ignorance – This category cautions caregivers and those needing care to fully investigate resources and recommendations as those providing the information do not always have extensive experience in the areas in which they are making recommendations. Well-meaning individuals looking in from the outside often cause more harm than good in caregiving situations. Some older adults are trusting and vulnerable to outside influence.
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Pamela D, Wilson MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSAFear of making the wrong caregiving decision results in hesitation and mistakes. When crises occur, caregivers are forced to make decisions under pressure. Why is caregiving so exhausting when we love our parents?A lack of experience and the pressure of time ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Caregiving mistakes are easy to make when one is new to the role of a caregiver. There is little education prior to becoming a caregiver unless aging parents prepared us for this role. As in many aspects of life, there are lessons to be learned and a lot of bumps and bruises that occur along th...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
How many of you, when young, vied for the attention of your parents? Today, how many of you feel that your parents still have "favorites" among their children? When parents age and need care, caregiving battles often occur between siblings. Why Children Care (or Don't) for Aging Parents Early ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Physical strength and old age are a combination that is very possible. Being old and frail has more to do with individual choices and lifestyle factors than you might think. How many of you remember Jack LaLanne, an early pioneer of good health and exercise? Jack is quoted as saying: “Life ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Heart disease tops the list of chronic diseases resulting from aging. It is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in women, with more women dying from heart disease than breast cancer. By age forty, one in two individuals is diagnosed with high blood pressure which contributes to heart ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA The news recently buzzed about the Five Star Quality Ratings published for skilled nursing facilities. I was excited myself until I looked further into how the ratings were actually calculated. The ratings are based on three categories of data: health in...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
A woman called asking for assistance in having her father released from a nursing home. Her father was admitted 45 days prior for rehabilitation after a stroke. It was the opinion of the nursing home that her father needed continuous care and should remain in the nursing home permanently. ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read