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Working Successfully with Home Care Services

You are the caregiver who has finally conceded that “outside” help is needed and you’ve taken the plunge. You’ve done your homework (or not) and hired home care workers. You’ve already sorted out whether to use an agency or to hire private contractors. You may have made your decisions with reams of information or with little information at all. Paid caregivers are now in place to help care for your loved one.

Keeping Away the Caregiver Blues

(Aired: July 11, 2006)

Carol Smith, Ph.D., R.N., University of Kansas School of Nursing
Learn about the latest research on why those who care for others often feel sad, guilty and alone...and what we can do to change those feelings. 

 

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Practical Skills Training for Family Caregivers

An overview of the day-to-day, hands-on strategies and skills caregivers need to maintain a frail older or chronically ill individual at home.

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(This publication is available as a 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.)

 

Workplace Programs for Family Caregivers: Good Business and Good Practice (2003)

Examines the challenges confronting working caregivers, the ways in which employers have sought to address these issues, and models for effective workplace programs. Also looks at some promising developing partnerships between employers and service providers.

This publication is available as a 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.

Connections e-Newsletter

FCA's Connections e-newsletter focuses on issues and information important to family caregivers. The newsletter regularly covers tips, articles, and helpful advice that can assist families with the numerous daily care tasks that caregiving for loved ones presents ― including the often overlooked “caring for yourself.” While much of the content can prove helpful to caregivers nationwide, the events included are local to the six-county region of FCA’s Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center.

Making Hard Choices: Respecting Both Voices

Findings from a groundbreaking research study exploring choice and decision-making in everyday care for persons with cognitive impairment and their family caregivers.

The study makes policy and practice recommendations to advance knowledge on consumer direction and dementia care.

Download scanned PDF of the report, published May 2000.

 

Be Wise...Immunize!

 

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.

Be Wise...Immunize! (English)

Wernicke-Korsakoff (Spanish)

Definición

El síndrome de Wernicke-Korsakoff (SWK) es una enfermedad neurológica. La encefalopatía de Wernicke y la psicosis de Korsakoff son, respectivamente, la fase aguda y la fase crónica de esta misma enfermedad.

Choosing Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology—also called assistive devices, independent living aids, and adaptive equipment—can help your loved one live more independently. It may also make your job as a caregiver easier and more enjoyable.

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