We all want to provide the best care possible for our loved ones. Yet, sometimes we need to ask the question: Who is caring for the caregiver? Caregiver burnout is a legitimate concern for any family or person who provides ongoing service to physically or mentally dependent individuals. WebMD lists a few symptoms of Caregiver Burnout: Irritability Loss of interest in usual activities Withdrawal from friends and family Feeling blue, helpless, hopeless Change in sleep patterns Loss of
Every year I give flu vaccines. While working as a hospital Infection Control Nurse I literally gave hundreds of them. Each year I seem to hear the same basic fears expressed by various people in various ways by those who don’t want to be vaccinated. We all have fears and concerns that keep us from doing things that are good for us, like getting a flu shot. But thanks to the
In 2010, Americans 65 or older represented nearly 13 percent of the population, numbering around 40 million. In the next 20 years, the Department of Health and Human Resources expects that number to skyrocket to more than 72 million. Aging Americans face specific health conditions – including incontinence, joint problems and diabetes -- which means health care providers are likely to see more of these cases as the years go by.