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Women and Caregiving: Facts and Figures

Who Are the Caregivers?

Most older persons with long-term care needs—65%—rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance.1 Another 30% will supplement family care with assistance from paid providers.2 Care provided by family and friends can determine whether older persons can remain at home. In fact, 50% of the elderly who have a long-term care need but no family available to care for them are in nursing homes, while only 7% who have a family caregiver are in institutional settings.3

 

Dementia, Caregiving and Controlling Frustration

The Stresses of Caregiving

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

First, Care for Yourself

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

As you've watched your parents get older, perhaps you have struggled with situations such as these:

生命尽头的决策:心肺复苏和放弃复苏 (End-of-Life Choices: CPR and DNR)

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生命尽头的决策:喂食管与呼吸机 (End-of-Life Choices: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators)

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阿尔茨海默氏病早期 (Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease)

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永久授权书和可废止的生存信托 (Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts)

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失智症 (Dementia)

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社區看護選擇 (Community Care Options)

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