What is a geriatric care manager?

As our population ages, there are new services available to help families cope and make prudent decisions about an aging loved one. Caring for a senior can rapidly become complex and overwhelming. Having one person manage multiple concerns and issues can stretch...

Nursing home residents’ rights

Since 1987, the federal Nursing Home Reform Act has provided a number of important protections for residents of skilled nursing facilities. A few of these are:             Freedom from restraints. The act provides prohibits the use of “physical or chemical restraints...

Help available for caregivers, NBC reports

On last night’s broadcast, NBC News reported on the loneliness and isolation felt by millions of Americans who provide care to elderly relatives. NBC spotlighted findings from a new AARP study, including the fact that 42 million Americans age 40 to 60 spend time...

Caregiver Champions

(2010) Local caregivers can find support, advice, and caregiving tips in the Caregiver Champions Program, a free program sponsored by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The Caregiver Champions Program consists of a series of six, two-hour sessions, called Learning...