Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Healthcare

Resources we need

See also

Caregiver’s have relied on multiple services to help defray the physical demands and financial demands of their life. One which is in need of a major overhaul is Adult Day Care or Respite. Several years ago (1980’s and earlier 1990’s) these two assets were funded by several programs depending on what activities were provided. But, a last, today like so many of our benefits worked so hard to earn, by the people who today need them; these have been taken away in an effort to ‘balance the budget and fund health care’.

These respites are still in our communities although at a premium for lack of space and licensure. These programs filled a bill for caregiver’s to be able to go to their own medical care appointments; get a workman in to fix a plumbing or electrical problem, buy groceries, or just take a deep breath. The Respite of 3 to 5 days is a yearly event if there is room and funding within our communities. For all too many caregivers, there is no one to ask for help, as friends are the same age and many times in the same place as our caregiver or family lives to far away.

This is a situation which should be at the forefront of our legislative processes and our health care programs. We are soon to all be in this same block of needs with the slight number of workers and investor’s in our care needs basket. What will happen to the next generation – we can bet they are right now working on answers to that.

Today’s resources for these supports for caregivers depend on grants and gifts of funding. We need to get the word out for the need to provide these types of help for caregivers.



  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    5 Photos
  • Gardening
    Have you ever started a garden and found a lone tomato straggler in with the strawberries?
    7 Photos
  • Adopt a shelter cat
    Ten great reasons to adopt a shelter cat: Just ask Willie Nelson's family
    9 Photos
  • Chikungunya virus
    Health news: Chikungunya virus has hit a man in Florida
    5 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    6 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Vegetarian to Vegan: Give up Dairy. Give Up Eggs. For Good
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517124365" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Gout: An introduction
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517920421" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Can hulled barley help to normalize your blood sugar levels?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517428993" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>