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Surviving the Sandwich Generation: Tips for Family Caregivers

Surviving the Sandwich Generation: Tips for Family Caregivers

Have you ever undertaken the feat of trying to push a stroller and a wheelchair at the same time? If so, then you are firmly a member of the “sandwich generation”— that is, an adult who is taking care of growing children and aging parents simultaneously. Of course, your situation might not be so dramatic, but it is probably chaotic as you juggle doctor’s appointments with work commitments, parent/teacher meetings and all the other facets of today’s busy schedules. Be assured you are not alone: A Pew Research study estimated that almost half of adults in their 40s and 50s…

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Hiring a Home Health Aide (HHA): What You Should Know

Hiring a Home Health Aide (HHA): What You Should Know

Aging in place is still the preference of the vast majority of Americans—a whopping 80 percent, according to a 2014 survey by AARP. But the reality is that a large percentage of those homesteaders are likely to eventually require help in a number of areas—from assistance with some or all of their “activities of daily living” (ADLs), such as grooming and meal preparation, to companionship and emotional support. Many families turn to a home health care aide (HHA) to fulfill many of these roles.   What is a Home Health Care Aide? A home health care aide is trained to…

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The Best Family Caregiver Support Services in New York City

Being a caregiver is one of the most rewarding roles we can take on in our life—but it also brings its own set of stress and worries. In order to look after your loved one, friend or family member in the most effective way, it’s vital that you receive help, support and inspiration. If you’re based in New York City, you have access to a wide variety of support groups. Caregiver support takes many forms, such as counseling, respite care, and basic medical training. It can also include legal aid, transportation assistance, and even translation services. Here is a selection…

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