How Is the New Caregiver Pay Law Working?

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There is a new federal regulation that expands eligibility for overtime pay and changes minimum wage requirements for certain classifications of employees. This affects caregivers by increasing the minimum amount of money they can make. This seems wonderful on its face. Yet it has ramifications for elderly people whose families’ finances are already stretched.   […]

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Caregiver Training for Alzheimer’s

As many caregivers, professional and non-professional alike, can testify, caring for someone with dementia is difficult and requires patience and support. Training is invaluable too. In fact, new legislation introduced in Illinois may become one of the standard-setters for caregiver training. Just this month, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new law that raises the […]

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Weight Loss in the Elderly

 How Much Is Normal and When Should a Caregiver Be Concerned? Weight loss and gain are a normal part of life. During particular phases—puberty, pregnancy, illness, stress, athletic training, and more—our bodies self-regulate to various weights, most of which are perfectly healthy and not cause for much concern. Yet as seniors age, there is a […]

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Keeping Track of the Little Things

Keeping track of the little things—like glasses, hearing aids, medication bottles, and medical equipment batteries—can be one of the most frustrating things about caregiving. Seniors, as they age, can become more forgetful or absentminded. Seniors with dementia or other degenerative cognitive conditions may become even more so, making the process of remembering the small stuff […]

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