April 27, 2017
ALCA Press Release
“With a spotlight shining on the caregiving challenges faced by families, more attention is being paid to the impact our aging population has on our communities and resources,” says ALCA President Amy O’Rourke, MPH, NHA, CMC. “Aging Life Care Professionals are responding to the needs of families and helping adults plan for and face age-related challenges.”
April 27, 2017
"If you're worried about mom or dad, you need to get someone in the balance who can give you some objective feedback," says Emily Saltz, CEO of LifeCare Advocates, a geriatric care agency in Massachusetts. "That burden is emotionally more difficult when kids live at a distance."
April 16, 2017
The Post and Courier
"In the past five years, annual deaths in South Carolina increased from roughly 42,000 to 47,500. A corresponding demand for providers who deal with end-of-life care has been made clear by an increasing number of people in hospice and receiving in-home services. "
March 25, 2017
"This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for parents experiencing a decline in health, keeping up with adult children as they struggle to 'make it on their own' and begin their families and managing the financial and emotional stressors that arise throughout these circumstances."
In this country, there is a growing problem regarding a lack of supportive resources for family caregivers. There are government programs, charities, and nonprofits that might be able to help, but what caregivers often need most is sound advice, regular respite and an extra set of hands.
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