Category Archives: eldercare

Presenteeism – The Killer of Productivity in Your Workforce

Presenteeism occurs when employees come to work but are unable to focus on their jobs. This distraction is often caused when an elderly loved one needs frequent phone check-ins throughout the day, and requires help from the working caregiver to … Continue reading

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Worry Hours

Working in the health care field for the past 20 years I have heard the term “Worry Hours” repeatedly when discussing family caregivers. These hours are between 10pm and 1am when family caregivers, overwhelmed by the burdens of managing  caregiving … Continue reading

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Having a Heat Wave

Summertime tips for Caregivers Seniors are especially at risk in high heat situations. Large stretches of the USA are experiencing extreme temperatures. Here are some summer heat tips for helping elderly loved ones avoid heat stroke or heat exhaustion Encourage … Continue reading

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What’s the impact of caregiving on your business?

Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day – either temporarily or full-time. Below are a few brief – … Continue reading

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There’s Got to Be a Morning After

While on vacation I joked about randomly breaking into the song “The Morning After” from the 1972 action-adventure disaster film Poseidon Adventure (ok not so funny while on a cruise ship).  However; it did get me thinking about caregiving (may … Continue reading

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Dinner with Dory

Recently an acquaintance shared the story of going to dinner with some long-time friends and their elderly mother.  She said “It was like having dinner with Dory from Finding Nemo”.  The mother, you see, has some very prevalent memory issues.  Throughout … Continue reading

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Is Mom Still Capable of Driving?

Your mother has driven a car safely for 40, maybe 50, years. She prides herself on her driving skill and values the independence it affords her. But as the birthdays pile on, your concern for her safety behind the wheel … Continue reading

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