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Contratacion de empleados para el hogar (Hiring In-Home Help)

La mayoría de los cuidadores familiares llegan a un punto en que comprenden que necesitan ayuda en el hogar. Entre otras señales de que se ha llegado a ese punto está el comprender que su ser querido exige supervisión o ayuda permanente en las actividades de la vida cotidiana, como bañarse y vestirse. También, los cuidadores pueden darse cuenta de que ciertas labores o tareas habituales del hogar sólo se logran con gran dificultad o se quedan sin hacer. Puede hacerse evidente que hace falta más de un cuidador para poder mantener cualquier responsabilidad fuera del hogar.

El cuidado del paciente (Caregiving)

Se estima que entre un 19 y un 22% de las familias de Estados Unidos cuidan de un adulto con trastornos cognitivos. Los problemas cognitivos se presentan en toda una gama de enfermedades y trastornos como la enfermedad de Alzheimer, la enfermedad de Parkinson, la apoplejía, los traumatismos craneales y la demencia provocada por el SIDA. Aunque cada enfermedad tiene sus características peculiares, los familiares y cuidadores suelen compartir problemas, situaciones y estrategias comunes, independientemente del diagnóstico específico.

Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiving

Overview

LGBT Caregiving: Frequently Asked Questions

Government agencies, nonprofit organizations and the media have focused increasing attention on the needs of seniors and those who provide them with support, assistance or care. Less attention has been focused on the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults and in particular, their caregivers, whether partners, friends or other family members. Many of the issues you or your loved one may confront—such as where to turn for help, what kinds of programs can support caregivers, how to access services—overlap with those faced by heterosexuals.

Work and Eldercare

Introduction

More than ever before, caregiving is recognized as a key element of everyday life for millions of families throughout the United States. As our population ages, more families are providing care for an older adult at home, and an increasing number of people will need such care in the future. Current demographic and healthcare trends make this issue even more significant:

Caring for Adults with Cognitive and Memory Impairment

Caregiving: A Universal Occupation

Advanced Illness: Holding On and Letting Go

Introduction

Our culture tells us that we should fight hard against age, illness and death: "Do not go gentle into that good night," Dylan Thomas wrote. And holding on to life, to our loved ones, is indeed a basic human instinct. However, as an illness advances, "raging against the dying of the light" often begins to cause undue suffering, and "letting go" may instead feel like the next stage.

Depression and Caregiving

Introduction

Could the sadness, loneliness or anger you feel today be a warning sign of depression? It’s possible. It is not unusual for caregivers to develop mild or more serious depression as a result of the constant demands they face in providing care.

Advanced Illness: CPR & DNR

Introduction

Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury

Identifying Behavior Problems

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