Posts Tagged ‘resources’

One of the most invaluable components of homecare is the family caregiver. These selfless individuals provide unpaid care for a loved one, assisting with their medical needs and/or activities of daily living. They lovingly donate their time, energy, and resources to care for one in need–and their free care has an economic value of $450 BILLION each year!

It is imperative that our country harness this free service and support the caregivers who are making personal sacrifices to care for one in need. We need greater awareness, resources, support, and communication for caregivers across the country. We need a system that empowers them to keep doing what they’re doing. These are the true champions for homecare. The true advocates for our nation’s elderly and disabled. They are the ones who walk the walk each day, and they need our support.

2011 marked the beginning of a new wave of seniors as the 1st boomers cross over. 1 in 5 Americans will be 65+ by 2040. This post explores 39 Age Friendly initiatives we can implement in our cities to prepare for the senior tsunami and keep them active and engaged in the community.

This blog is dedicated to you, the believers in the future of health care at home. We’ll delve into current issues affecting homecare beneficiaries and their caregivers, tools and techniques to keep your loved one more independent and safe, and ways to educate and empower you along your homecare journey. Our goal of this blog is to be a resource for you, a place to find and connect with others sharing the homecare experience, and a vehicle to have your voice heard as thousands of us across the country stand up for homecare.