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  • My Mother My Child by Susie Kinslow Adams
    Interview with Susie Kinslow Adams, author of 'My Mother My Child'
    Susie Kinslow Adams is a gifted writer, speaker, and storyteller. She is Director of Women's Ministries and office manager and works with her husband in ministry. Susie has four children and five grandchildren and lives in a country home in...
  • Discuss with your child how they can help care for a terminally ill family member.
    Caring for a family member with a terminal illness
    One of the most challenging parts of life is to watch a loved one go through a serious illness, such as cancer. As adults, we find different ways to cope. Children need to find their own way, too, especially as it pertains to their parents or...
  • AMBHC
    Philadelphia Welcomes a New Home Care Agency
    Getting older is inevitable and while doing so it should be less stressful for the elderly and disabled to rely on home care services that can satisfy their needs. There is a new home health care agency in town, Able Mind and Body Home Care and it...
  • Babysitting and caregiver wages on the rise
    Babysitting and caregiver wages: What's the average rate?
    If you babysat for neighbors more than ten years ago, you might be surprised at how salaries have jumped. NBC reports that a 2014 survey shows the national average pay rate for a babysitter was $13.50 per hour. In the past five years, rates have...
  • Difference between 'caregiver' and 'caretaker'
    A lot of people misuse 'caregiver' and 'caretaker'
    It is not unusual to hear someone mistakenly use the word "caretaker" when the word should be "caregiver." Even caregivers misuse these words. Let's set the record straight once and for all.A caregiveris an unpaid or paid...
  • Surviving a stroke
    When a stroke hits home
    When a stroke hits home Time Loss is Brain Loss. Learn to recognize the Warning Signs. A sudden onset of Numbness or Weakness in the face, arm or leg especially on one side of the body. Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding. Trouble...
  • Families with mentally ill members need help as well as caregivers
    Families with mentally ill members need help as well as caregivers
    All families with a mentally ill member as well as caregivers need help, say researchers at Case Western Reserve University. The study was announced on Jan. 7 and was published as "Factors Affecting Disruption in Families of Adults with...
  • Family Fun on the Beach
    Caregiver Wellness: 5 things to keep in mind when selecting a hospital
    If you were to ask your parents or siblings about hospital preferences, the general response would probably be, “My goodness, why would I want to talk about such a thing? I am not dying!” Yet you would be remiss to overlook discussing...
  • No time for me...
    The Uninformed Caregiver
    According to a recent AARP Public Policy report, a growing number of baby boomers are caregivers and don't realize it.That's because many think that providing hands-on help to an aging loved one is just a regular part of life. However,...
  • Christen Wiig as Johanna Parry in Hateship Loveship
    DVD review: Hateship Loveship
    For the life of Johanna Parry, all she ever knew was to clean and are care for her elderly employer. But when she suddenly dies, Johnanna relocates to another family and discovers something she’s been missing all her life, love. The movie,...
  • Grandma shoots grandson
    Grandma shoots grandson: Paranoid grandma takes 7-yr-old grandson as intruder
    A Fla. grandma shoots her 7-year-old grandson, mistaking the young boy as a burglar. The grandson is listed as being in critical condition. The grandmother, 63-year-old Linda Maddox, has a history of calling police over perceived home invasions....
  • Beverly Luster - a kind, patient and understanding caregiver
    Beverly Luster - a kind, patient and understanding caregiver
    Caregivers are special people who care for others. They are known for their sensitivity, their giving nature and their nurturing desire to help those in need; a child, elderly or disabled person. Caregivers are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers,...
  • All My Belongings
    Cynthia Ruchti on Moving Beyond Your Family's Painful Past
    Some people are raised by doting parents in a loving home where they have a safe place to grow, to belong. Others come from homes broken by an absentee parent, hurtful words, regrets, promises not kept or a myriad of other sins. In All My...
  • Caregiver Appreciation
    Caregiver Appreciation
    As we know, May is Older Americans month but let’s also remember to celebrate the more than 45 million family members who care for seniors on a daily basis. On average, these caregivers provide 20 hours of unpaid caregiving support each week...
  • After the Caregiving Ends
    After the Caregiving Ends
    I recently went to the funeral of the last person in my Alzheimer's support group to die. When we and our spouses stumbled through the dark early days of trying to figure out where to turn for support and information, we formed a club that no...
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