Caregiving with Advanced Illness

Vida Asistida y Residencias de Apoyo (Assisted Living)

Entre el hogar y la residencia geriátrica

La vida asistida y otros tipos de residencias de apoyo se han concebido específicamente para aquellas personas que necesitan una ayuda adicional para la vida diaria, pero que no requieren la atención especializada permanente de las residencias geriátricas tradicionales.

Poderes de Duración Indeterminada y Fideicomisos en Vida Revocables (Durable Powers of Attorney)

Hay distintos instrumentos legales que pueden contribuir a la administración de los bienes materiales y de la atención médica cuando una persona queda incapacitada. A continuación analizaremos tres de ellos: el poder de duración indeterminada, el poder de duración indeterminada para fines de atención médica y los fideicomisos en vida revocables. En vista de que la legislación varía de un estado a otro, al buscar ayuda para la planificación legal se debe consultar con un abogado conocedor de la materia de gestión sucesorio y patrimonial.

Advanced Illness: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators


Residential Care Options


Deciding to move out of one’s home and into a different type of housing is often a difficult decision for elders or people with disabilities and their caregivers. Caregivers often struggle to care for loved ones so they are able to remain at home as long as possible. However, there often comes a time when moving someone to a residential care facility may become the most realistic way to provide the best care, and the only way to relieve a caregiver’s overwhelming burden.

It Beats You Down, Burns You Out, Worries You to Death, and Never Stops

Hello everyone! I am new to this site but not new to caregiving. This may be a little long, but I encourage you to read it. I encourage you because I know that you can relate to everything that I am going to say.....

Người Chăm Sóc và Bệnh Trầm Cảm (Caregiving & Depression)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

정상 생활이 불가능한 시기를 계획할 때 제기되는 법률 문제 (Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

Decisions, Directions and Reflections: When To Move Your Loved One to a Care Facility

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be one of life's most difficult decisions—one that can stir up feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, intense guilt, and above all, a feeling of abandoning your family member. In this workshop you will learn how to acknowledge your true feelings, put any "broken promises" into perspective, and to recognize the reality of your situation in order to take positive action, respect your own life and needs.

Camp for Caring

Camp for Caring is for care receivers and is one our most popular weekend retreats for adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other brain impairments. Campers spend the weekend (Friday–Sunday) in an attractive camp or retreat setting so that their caregivers can enjoy a much needed 48-hour respite from caregiving.

Caregiver Wisdom: Don’t Take it Personally

Family Caregiver Alliance

As a caregiver, you may learn that things change in the relationship between you and the loved one for whom you care. For example, you may learn that the father you’re caring for is more willing to engage in activities when they involve other people, and less willing to do so when they involve you—when it was never this way before his illness. One caregiver’s personal response to this particular situation. . . .


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