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  • Tova Rich, President & Founder of Family Matters Caregivers, Inc.
    Nanny service celebrates launch in South Florida with 10 percent discount
    Family Matters Nannies, a nanny and caregiver placement agency, recently announced its launch in South Florida and is celebrating with a 10 percent discount off their placement fee. Family Matters Nannies is the second subsidiary of Family Matters...
  • The Gatekeeper
    The Gatekeeper
    Caregivers go to the medical appointments with their partner (patient just doesn’t seem appropriate in this context) and listens diligently to the information being passed on by the medical provider. Many of us taking notes and asking...
  • New studies provide a sleepless outlook for aging Americans and their caregivers
    New studies provide a sleepless outlook for aging Americans and their caregivers
    Emerging new information shows most caregivers who provide service to an aging, ill or disabled family member or friend lead detrimentally stressful lives.More than 65 million Americans, at an average age of 49, provide care to people they are...
  • Marines at the Pentagon
    Marines at the Pentagon on 9/11
    A chaplain assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident which happened right after Flight 77 hit that structure on 9/11.The daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor looked at...
  • Study Finds Autism More Challenging For Caregivers
    Caregivers of Children with Autism Face Significant Challenges
    Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face a number of significant challenges. They include: (1) the complexity of the disorder itself, which requires early and intensive behavioral interventions requiring coordination among...
  • Registered Dietician shares the ideal foods for a cancer patient
    Dietician Shares the Right Foods for a Cancer Patient
    In order to develop a healthier lifestyle, most people would usually exercise and eat the right kinds of foods to accomplish this task. However what about people who are undergoing debilitating illnesses such as cancer?These patients usually have...
  • Supplementation with Vitamin D Helps the Winter Blues
    Supplementation with Vitamin D Helps the Winter Blues
    Until recently, it was commonly believed that a daily dose of sunshine guarantees adequate vitamin D levels. Well, not anymore.The latest studies are showing that most people, and especially the elderly, are vitamin D deficient. Although our...
  • Tobacco exposure causing asthma in children often denied by caregivers
    Tobacco exposure causing asthma in children often denied by caregivers
    Most adults are aware that tobacco smoke exposure can trigger an asthma attack in a child; however, some smoke in the presence of an asthmatic child. What makes matters worse, a new study has found that when a caregiver was asked about tobacco...
  • 'Who's Caring for the Caregivers?' hosts resource expo
    'Who's Caring for the Caregivers?' hosted a resource expo
    For those who have traveled (or are traveling) through cancer, you probably have someone you have designated as your "caregiver." That caregiver gives and gives and gives - from their heart and soul - to help the person with cancer. The...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner = Caregiving
    Shoutout for National Family Caregivers Month
    By Presidential Proclamation, November 2013 is National Family Caregivers Month. In the proclamation of 2013, President Barack Obama declares, “Across our country, more than 60 million Americans take up the selfless and unheralded work of...
  • Veterans Parade
    Heroes on the homefront – the caregivers of veterans
    Today is Veterans Day when we honor those who have served our country at home and abroad to ensure our freedom. But it is not just our service men and women who make the sacrifices for freedom. We also need to honor the 10 million family...
  • Infant immunizations
    Little Texans, Big Futures campaign for early learning
    If you're concerned about the quality of early learning opportunities for your child or you want more in-depth milestone information for infants to three year olds, the Texas Early Learning Council can help. Little Texans, Big Futures is a...
  • Pet Therapy
    Dr. Doolittle Rx for dementia: How pet therapy aids assisted living residents
    A report released last week by researchers at the University of Maryland may have found the prescription for preserving and enhancing the mental health and physical function of the more than five million Americans suffering from dementia and...
  • 94 year-old needing care
    20 Questions so in-home care doesn’t become your next nightmare
    One thing to keep in mind about selecting in-home care for your aging senior is that there are many in your area and you must make sure to conduct a thorough interview of the company before making a selection in order to avoid a nightmare...
  • An angel
    The guardian angels in our lives
    Guardian angels are real people: It's just us when we rise to the occasion.If divine guardian angels existed imagine what their lives would be like. In order to do that, first you'd have to understand their job. They would sit next to...