Content tagged "family caregiving facts"

Using the Internet

Family Caregiving Updated: January 22, 2014

The world is at your fingertips - step-by-step instructions for beginners.

Health Information on the Internet

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

The Internet is a wonderful thing, but it should not replace the advice of a trained health provider. While the Internet makes it easy to research symptoms,...

Caregiver Resources

Family Caregiving Updated: September 29, 2011

There are many sources of information for caregivers available through the Internet. If you do not have a computer, try your local library–most libraries...

Support for Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Family caregivers may access support from individuals, employers and their communities. People may become overwhelmed when trying to obtain information and...

Facts - Reference List and Downloads

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Adapted for eXtension with permission from: Brintnall-Peterson, Mary. (2003). "Wisconsin Families and the Communities Where They Live and Work: Family...

Future Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

As the number of households caring for older adults soars, families are getting smaller. The 1990 U.S. Census found 11 potential caregivers for each person...

Where Older Adults and Their Caregivers Live

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Only about 5% of adults over age 65 live in a nursing home, with another 2% living in some other type of group quarters. Nursing homes are the most common...

Other Family Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Individuals do not readily identify themselves as caregivers. Unless a sudden accident or illness intervenes, the caregiver role evolves over time and...

Family Caregiving Is Important

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Families have always stepped in to provide care for family members, regardless of where they live. An increasing number of families find themselves in more...

Family Caregiving is Everyone's Business

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Estimates show that the United States has approximately 28.8 million caregivers; they provide more than 30 billion hours of care valued at more than $306...

Dementia Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Some caregivers find themselves caring for a loved one with dementia. Dementia is defined as the loss of intellectual functions–such as thinking,...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - Stressful Snap Dragon

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Story: Mrs. Snap Dragon's husband, Sam, has become depressed after his second heart attack. The couple has always had a close relationship. She does not find...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - Juggling Juniper

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Story: Mr. Juniper believes no one else can provide the same kind of care for his wife. He remembers the excellent care she gave him after a painful back...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - Relationship Rose

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Story: Rose has been caring for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease for four years. He often shows signs of acute distress and embarrasses her when they are...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - Placement Posey

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Story: This single mother of two teenagers works full time and has cared for her father since her mother died a year ago. He has Alzheimer’s disease and...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - No Way Nasturtium

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Story: Mrs. Nasturtium has been caring for her husband with multiple medical problems for five years. Their three children help when she requests it but she...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - Information Iris

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Story: A woman just found out her mother has breast cancer. She searched the Internet to learn more about the disease and what to expect from different...

The Family Cost of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

When caregiving demands intensify, caregivers take leaves of absence, reduce their work hours or quit their jobs. These decisions take a heavy toll...

The Cost of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

According to conservative estimates, the economic value of the unpaid, informal care friends and family provide nationwide is $306 billion per year. This...

Am I a Caregiver?

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Although people have been caring for others throughout history, the words "caregiver" and "caregiving" are fairly new to most people. Many people see...

Twitter (FamiliesCaring)

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Follow eXtension Family Caregiving on Twitter! Go to http://twitter.com/FamiliesCaring

LinkedIn (Families Caring)

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Follow eXtension Family Caregiving on LinkedIn! Go to http://www.linkedin.com and search Families Caring.

Facebook (Families Caring)

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Connect with eXtension Family Caregiving on Facebook! Go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=285513001982.

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

As America ages, more of us will find ourselves caring for a spouse, partner, parent, other family member or close friend. In fact, family members and...

Healthy Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: June 03, 2011

The SageStories videos showcase four characters and illustrate many of the concepts of healthy caregiving. These characters include: Watch the three videos...

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