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Meeting The Challenges Of Long Distance Caregiving

Caring for an older family member is a big responsibility that often requires teamwork. If you don’t live close to the person needing care, be creative about how you provide support, advises the National Institute on Aging.

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Most Caregivers For Family Members Found Sleep Deprived

More than 90% of those caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

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New Clinician Screening Tool Available for Substance Use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network has unveiled a new scientifically validated, online screening tool designed to assess an individual’s risk for substance misuse and substance use disorder, and assist healthcare providers with prevention and treatment strategies.

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Hawaii Measure Subsidizes Family Caregivers of Seniors

A newly launched program in Hawaii aims to put money behind the Aloha State's commitment to its older citizens and to those caring for loved ones in their senior years. Gov. David Ige (D) last July signed into law the Kupuna Caregivers Assistance Act, which took effect earlier this month. The measure provides a stipend of up to $70 per day for people who work at least 30 hours a week while also caring for a senior relative.

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NAS Study Finds America Facing Family Caregiver Shortage

The need for family caregivers in the United States is rapidly increasing, yet demographic shifts are causing the pool of potential family caregivers to decrease, according to “Families Caring for an Aging America,” a new highly anticipated report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, nearly 18 million people in this country provide some form of care for loved ones age 65 or older.

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New Video Series Addresses Legal, Care Issues for MS Patients

The new “Legal and Care Planning for People with Multiple Sclerosis” video series is intended to help people diagnosed with MS and their families understand the complex legal and planning issues they face.

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Webinar Features Supports for Federal Workers/Caregivers

During this webinar, participants will learn critical information related to workplace, education, health care, and transportation supports for federal employees and their dependents and/or other family members with disabilities or health conditions.

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Survey: Over Half of Arizona’s 45+ Residents are Family Caregivers

If you’re over the age of 45 and live in Arizona, chances are better than 50-50 that you’re currently providing care to an adult loved one. At least, that’s what a recently commissioned survey by AARP found.

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Exposed: Best, Worst States Providing Access to Palliative Care

A newly released report now being circulated on Capitol Hill demonstrates that access to palliative care remains highly variable and depends more upon accidents of geography and hospital ownership than it does upon the needs of patients with serious illness and their families.

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Report Analyzes Person-Centered Care in the States

The report examines how well states are implementing a 2014 rule that creates the right to person-centered care planning for Medicaid consumers of Long-Term Services and Supports.

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