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Working Family Caregivers: Managing a Delicate Balance
The challenges of the family caregiver are gaining more visibility. But there’s one part of the family caregiving story that still needs much more attention: the struggles of the family caregiver who’s also maintaining a job. New data is giving us a clearer picture of the impact of caregiving on...
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A Helpful Dozen: 12 Online Resources for Family Caregivers
A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine concluded that there’s more to caring for the older adult population than services and support for aging individuals. An equally urgent need is resources for the family caregiver who is so integral to their care. The report found...
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Caring Is Our Calling: What It Means To Be a Caregiver
“Going the extra mile for somebody, you can’t teach that. It has to be inside you already.” DeShawn Joiner, FirstLight Home Care 2016 Caregiver of the Year November is an important and treasured month for FirstLight Home Care. Each year, we observe National Home Care Month, as well as National...
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Empowering the Older Adult: Tips for Taking Control of Your Health
October isn’t just about falling leaves, candy corn and jack-o-lanterns. It’s also Health Literacy Month, Organize Your Medical Information Month and Talk About Your Medicines Month. Are all of these observances trying to tell us something? Numerous studies have shown that people who are engaged in their health have better...
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The Flu Vaccination: “Nice to Have” or “Must Have” for Older Adults?
Some people go to great lengths to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy this time of the year. Even so, there’s one thing we can count on each time the calendar turns to fall: Flu season. If you’re caring for an aging loved one, you’ve probably wondered if a...
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Support for the Family Caregiver: The Home Care Lifeline
If you’re a family caregiver – a person who provides regular physical, emotional or household support to a loved one who is elderly, disabled, ill or recovering – you’re in good company. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, an estimated 43.5 million Americans have provided unpaid care...
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CHECKLIST: Autumn Safety and Wellness To-Dos for Older Adults
Happy Autumn! This third season of the year is known as the “season of change.” The weather is growing cooler, the days shorter and the air crisper. As we adjust to the changes of autumn, it’s an ideal time to take action to ensure the safety and wellness of older...
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How Earth Day Can Benefit Your Life
Welcome to April 22, otherwise known around the world as Earth Day. First celebrated 46 years ago, this annual event is a day where people from California to Sydney are encouraged to come together and channel energy to help the environment become even more beautiful and sustainable. For your entire...
5 Things You Can Do Today to Live Healthier
Research shows that the key to lifelong good health is more than just eating right. It also includes how you think, exercise, sleep, and engage with others. We asked “Just Ask FirstLight” about their thoughts on a number of life issues, here’s what they had to say: Think Positive. Your...
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We’ve Got Our Eyes On You: National Eye Care Month
January is National Eye Care Month. It is also National Glaucoma Awareness Month. This means it’s time to schedule your annual eye exam. It is important, at any age, to have your eyes checked. We asked our own Nurse Gina why it’s important and she gave us these reasons. Early...
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