“Health care in the U.S. relies on an “invisible army” of caregivers — mostly women. For many, stunted careers, lost earnings and exhaustion are part of the fallout.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/us/caregiving-burnout.html
I recently had a frustrating experience with a physician regarding a client who would have absolutely thrived in assisted living. The doctor insisted that because of his past knowledge of assisted living, he “just knew” they couldn’t meet his patient’s needs; he was adamant that a nursing home was the only option. This opened my eyes to the fact that many professionals may not be aware of the higher level of care that can be provided safely and effectively in many assisted living communities. Please feel free to use this article I wrote as a tool when speaking with your clients, patients, caregivers and providers.
The days and nights and years could be long – if you’re lucky. Here are some tips to make them meaningful, too. When someone retires, three substantial changes take place, said Ken Dychtwald, psychologist, gerontologist and founder and chief executive of Age Wave, a consulting and research company.
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