Home Caregivers

Information for those caring/supporting patients.

The Family Caregiver: Dec. 13, 2012 Twitchat Transcript

The transcript is located at http://hchlitss.blogspot.com. We are planning a second “chat” in early- to mid-January.

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An Ethical Question: Whether to Reveal a Devastating Diagnosis

An Ethical Question: Whether to Reveal a Devastating Diagnosis

Suppose you learn that your mother’s longstanding memory problems have been diagnosed as “mild dementia” by her neurologist. You are witnessing her deteriorating cognitive impairment and memory loss and so you meet privately with her doctor. You learn that your mother has Alzheimer’s. The physician counsels postponing this information to your parent because he...

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Educational Podcasts for the Health Care Consumer

Educational Podcasts for the Health Care Consumer

Free podcasts are available to the general public, courtesy of my professional association, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC).   For instance, Richard Heasley, director of San Francisco’s Conard House, presented a teleconference on May 16, 2012  entitled “Effective Teamwork with Psychiatric Patients.” Other topics include eldercare, patient safety, Medicare, and many others. You can...

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Hispanic Caregivers Bear More Burden with Fewer Resources

Hispanic Caregivers Bear More Burden with Fewer Resources

  As tough as caring for a family member at home is, Hispanic women bear more than their share of the burden. Familialismo, the expectation that family takes care of family, including elderly sick relatives, is deeply embedded in the Hispanic culture. Consequently, Hispanics are less likely to ask for help from social support...

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The Respite Movement is helping with home health care.

"The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in the United States; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums."

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