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Resources for Culturally Diverse Families

Published: 11/21/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

It is crucial for culturally appropriate information and services to be available and accessible in a multitude of languages. Another under-recognized circumstance is extreme long-distance caregiving. Our mobile society now includes caregivers who are caring for parents and grandparents who live in another country.

Reaching Out: Strategies for Combating Caregiver Loneliness

Published: 08/14/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

We’ve often heard the phrase, “alone but never lonely.” Considered a triumph of the human spirit, it refers to those who are perhaps single or living alone but who still live full, connected lives.

Now and then, you forget where you left your keys. Occasionally, you inadvertently place the milk in the pantry and the cereal in the fridge, and overlook that cup of coffee you reheated in the microwave.

Respite Care to the Rescue

Published: 03/13/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Caregiving

Respite care is a crucial resource that is sorely underutilized. The cost, accessibility and availability of these services may be obstacles, the reasons caregivers refuse the reprieve that they desperately need. But guilt, denial and exhaustion are perhaps equally significant hindrances.

Reducing Fall Risks

Published: 10/14/2011 by Michelle Seitzer in Caregiving

Falling is the leading cause of injury for Americans age 65 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every year approximately 35 to 40 percent of older adult Americans fall at least once. Over 50% of these falls occur on the home.


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