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  • Helping Older Persons Fight the Pandemic
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Author: Alma Garcia COVID-19 has introduced unprecedented challenges to humanity and a disproportionate threat to the health, lives, rights, and well-being of the elderly. It is crucial to minimize these risks by addressing their needs and human rights in ...

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  • A Game Changer in Non-Medical Transportation
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Author: Alma Garcia Blue Cross Blue Shield says 3.6 million Americans have missed or delayed a medical appointment due to transportation barriers. Imagine how many of those Americans are elderly patients who do not have physical access to transportation ...

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  • Hospice Care
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Author: Alma Garcia Hospice care is misunderstood by many because too often people associate it with dying. It is important to understand what “hospice care” is and how it can be an essential element in your loved one’s care. To understand what “hospice ...

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  • Aging With Grace
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Author: Alma Garcia During my 20’s, I believed anyone who was in their 60’s was old. Today, I am 64 years old and … let me tell you … my perspective has changed, especially since I feel like I am in my 40’s. The late Leonard Cohen was cited as saying, ...

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  • Medication Mismanagement
    Health & Wellbeing

    During my years as Client Care Manager for a healthcare company, I talked with many clients who did not understand the risks of medication mismanagement or how to guard against it. Unfortunately, not being careful in tracking and administering medications ...

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  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
    Elderly Parent Care

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elder abuse is defined as "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older ...

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  • Crucial Documents for Elderly Parents
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Whether planning for your elderly parents … or for your own future … there are certain legal documents that are crucial to have in place before you need them. Let’s begin with the most basic one … a Power of Attorney. A “Power of Attorney” is a document ...

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  • Retiring in Your Own Home
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Every day, an estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 in the U.S. Do the numbers and try to project what the number will be in 10 years? It will grow exponentially to nearly 73 million by 2030 according to a recent AARP survey. Where will this ever-growing ...

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  • Caring for Someone with Parkinson's
    Homewatch CareGivers

    April is Parkinson’s disease awareness month. Homewatch CareGivers can help care for individuals challenged with a variety of chronic health conditions; Parkinson’s being one of them . According to the Parkinson’s Foundation , one million Americans are ...

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