Articles of interest

The articles below provide more information on in home care and senior home care.

Aging at Home: Helping Seniors Stay Put – NPR
“With baby boomers about to turn 65, homebuilders see a big market for a building concept called universal design. It means houses are designed so owners can stay as they grow old…”
Long Distance Caregiving
Long-distance caregivers can be helpful no matter how far away they live. So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving focuses on some issues that are unique to long-distance caregiving. You will also find other information that is important to know whether you live next door or across the country. Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, this booklet is a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying.
Losing Independence
New York Timesblog article discusses the issues between children and parents who are losing their independence.
The Care Transitions Program
The Care Transitions Intervention by Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH of the Care Transitions Program. Proven effective in reducing hospital readmissions by 50%.

AARP Caregiver Focus

RSS AARP – Caregiving Q&A

  • Home-Based Palliative Caregiving is Gaining Popularity June 1, 2017
    Getty Images ... Palliative care can improve patient satisfaction, cut health care costs and even extend life for seriously ill patients. ... En español | Realizing that seriously ill patients ofte...
  • Caregiving Answers to Insurance and Benefit Questions November 4, 2016
    Find answers to questions about long-term care insurance and veteran's and other public benefits ... AARP, November 2, 2016 | ... En español | Find answers to your questions about long-term care in...
  • In-Home Caregiving and Senior Housing Information November 4, 2016
    November 2, 2016 | ... En español | Check out these resources for help in choosing the right housing and care solution for your loved ones – whether at home or in a facility. ... Housing Options .....
  • Caregiving Financial and Legal Questions Answered November 4, 2016
    November 2, 2016 | ... En español | Get answers to financial and legal questions that you may encounter as a caregiver - from powers of attorney to healthcare advance directives, and more. ... Legal
  • AARP Answers Important Questions from Caregivers October 29, 2016
    En español | Let AARP's Caregiving Question and Answer Tool provide you with fast access to the answers you are looking for about caregiving. ... Choose a topic below and click "See all questions" ...
  • Applying for Social Security on Behalf of Someone Else October 26, 2016
    October 24, 2016 | ... En español | Social Security pays benefits to people under full retirement age who cannot work because they have a disabling medical condition expected to last a year or long...
  • Long Term Insurance Information and Help for Caregivers October 26, 2016
    October 24, 2016 | ... En español | People with chronic illnesses, disabilities or other conditions often need help with simple activities, such as bathing, dressing and eating, or skilled care pro...
  • Caregiving Duties and Responsibilities Among Siblings October 26, 2016
    How do I get my siblings to share caregiver duties and responsibilities? ... October 25, 2016 | ... En español | With your parents, decide what’s needed, and plan who can take on what responsibilit...
  • Help for Caregivers Experiencing Stress and Burnout October 26, 2016
    Where can I go to find help with caregiver stress and burnout? ... October 25, 2016 | ... En español | As you ride the emotional roller coaster of caregiving, it’s common to feel overwhelmed — but ...
  • The Top Questions Caregivers Must Ask When Hiring Help October 25, 2016
    What are the best questions to ask when hiring a home care worker? ... October 24, 2016 | ... En español | Describe to applicants your loved one’s needs, health concerns, likes and dislikes. ... Ou...