Preventive health measures are important while providing care for another person. These include immunization, all the regularly scheduled check-ups, and recommended screenings, telling your doctor you are a caregiver and talking to him/her if you are feeling depressed or nervous.
How will families, communities and governments respond to the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population? Some nations experienced more than a doubling of average life expectancy during the 20th century.
Employers chip in for the cost of informal elder care. A recent Met Life study says that American businesses see $33 billion in lost productivity each year because of their employee’s caregiving obligations.
On Father’s Day, tell your dad you love him and show your love … not with material things, but with your time and assistance.
Hospitals are increasingly looking for providers of at home elder or infirmed care services. If you are considering a new career path consider elder care.