Breaking News

Family Caregiving is making headlines across the country.  There are more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, who currently provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.1

With almost 30% of the US population affected by caregiver, it’s crucial to stay on top of the latest breaking news in the industry.  Below is a list we’ve compiled of some recent stories and headlines that may affect you.

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5 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress

Here’s how to take care of yourself while taking care of a loved one. Read More >

 

The Club Sandwich Generation: Caregiving at 70

You’ve heard of the Sandwich Generation — those who tend to be between 40 and 50 years old who are sandwiched between aging parents who need help and their own children. We, on the other hand, are the Club Sandwich Generation — in our 50s, 60s, and 70s, sandwiched between our own aging parents, our adult children, and our grandchildren. Read More >

 

Tips for Health and Sanity that Every Caregiver Needs

If it seems we are facing an epidemic of parent care and spousal care needs, it’s true. We are. You’ve probably heard the statistic that approximately 10,000 baby boomers reach age 65 every day. And with that milestone, age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and other conditions occur more frequently. Read More >

 

It’s Time to Champion Unpaid Family Caregivers

They are the backbone of in-home care for their loved ones. Read More >

New & Noteworthy
Don’t neglect your own health when taking care of others. Caregiving is a role that takes many people by surprise. The financial and emotional toll of assisting a sick or aging loved one seems to rise every year, according to several studies. Now, an estimated 90 million Americans provide unpaid caregiving that
eCareDiary spoke to Leeza Gibbons, Emmy-award winner, social entrepreneur and founder of Leeza’s Care Connection about tips to tackle caregiver burnout and creating a balance between family, work and caregiving.    
We must educate our students to participate.  For students to be most effective in civic engagement, they must first learn about the issues from the experts. Teens can then plan effectively to address real-world problems facing our communities.  ACTION uses our combined lunch and homeroom hour for Lunch & Learn
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