Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked If They Need Help

Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked If They Need Help

Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked About Needing Assistance With Caring for Older Adults FEWER THAN ONE-THIRD OF CAREGIVERS TO OLDER ADULTS REPORT BEING REGULARLY ASKED BY HEALTH CARE WORKERS ABOUT NEEDED SUPPORT Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults’ care, according to a study led by researchers […]

Understanding Blood Pressure and Tracking it Daily

Understanding Blood Pressure and Tracking it Daily

Older Adults Should Track and Monitor Blood Pressure Daily Older adults suffering from cardiovascular disease should be tracking blood pressure on a regular basis. Keeping track of all health vitals and notes regarding any new symptoms or changes in condition may assist in preventing health problems.  It is important to discuss blood pressure monitoring with […]

Helping Older Adults Age In Place: Podcast With Dr. Shaun Owens

Helping Older Adults Age In Place: Podcast With Dr. Shaun Owens

  In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, we highlight the work of Dr. Shaun Owens, Director of the Healthy Aging Research and Technology (HART) Lab at the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work, whose mission is to become a leader in community-driven, transdisciplinary research toward the development of innovative technologies for health communications, […]

Family Caregiver Resolution for 2020, Don’t Forget Yourself

Family Caregiver Resolution for 2020, Don’t Forget Yourself

Christmas is over and a new year is upon us. This is the time when many people make resolutions. Many New Year’s Res­o­lutions focus on self-care, such as increasing exercise, drinking more water or spending more time with family. There is one major self-care item, however, that should be on many New Year’s Res­o­lution lists, […]

Family Caregiver Stroke Prevention Tips

Family Caregiver Stroke Prevention Tips

Family Caregivers Can Help to Prevent a Stroke Family caregivers can reduce their loved one’s risk of stroke by following a few best practices.  Consulting with your loved one’s doctor about their risk of stroke can ensure that all of the standard preventive measures are being taken.  Make sure your loved one has a yearly […]

Family Caregivers Are Everywhere. Why Aren’t We Supporting Them?

Family Caregivers Are Everywhere. Why Aren’t We Supporting Them?

We Agree Family Caregivers Need More Support About 40 million people—or  about one-in-six Americans over age 15—provide some support for an older adult, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On any given day, about one-quarter of them are actively caring for a parent, spouse, other relative, or friend. Nearly half of […]

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