You don’t have to be alone to feel lonely. That gnawing feeling can creep in no matter how many caregiving duties you have or how busy you are. It’s not just a terrible feeling; it can be dangerous, too.
I don’t want to scare you, but researchers have found that […]
The holiday season is upon us and now, more than ever is the time to be there for someone in need. Here at our headquarters the festivities of the holidays don’t just show in the decorations scattered throughout the office, but in our hearts as well. See what our […]
When someone in your family has Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may feel alone. In one sense you are—you have to deal with your individual situation—but all around you are caregivers that are in the same boat. In the U.S., that would be a giant 5.2 million.
Because of the disease’s […]
Below is a message to all family caregivers from Sean Slovenski,
Chief Executive Officer of Intel-GE Care Innovations™
This month is National Family Caregivers Month. To recognize this event, we would like to say THANK YOU. You are often not given enough praise for your dedication and unselfish commitment to […]
Caregiving can be extremely demanding, yet many caregivers don’t give themselves enough credit. Plain and simple, the “small tasks” can add up. From doctor’s appointments to medication reminders, and trips to the grocery store to chores around the house, the list of caregiving duties can overwhelm the best of […]
If you’re like most caregivers, the turkey isn’t the only thing that is stuffed this holiday season. So is your schedule! Today, the majority of U.S. family caregivers are employed in a job outside of the home for 20 hours or more. This is on top of all the […]
I heard it with my own ears. I was at the rehearsal of a New York City chorus called “The Unforgettables.” They’re an unlikely and delightful group composed of people with Alzheimer’s and their family caregivers—spouses, parents and partners. They rehearse once a week for two hours with a […]
November is National Family Caregivers Month and this year’s theme this is Family Caregivers – Now More Than Ever!
Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties of old age. There are as many as 90 million family […]
Stop being a caregiver for a second. Take a minute to think about you. I’m not talking about taking time for yourself (at least not here), but the time when you will need help. Did you ever consider who will care for you?
It’s true: one third of boomers will enter […]
One of our passionate Care Innovations spokespeople, Kenny Bailey, was invited onto a Portland, Oregon-based morning show yesterday to talk about what we’re doing with Connect Caregiver and why. The hosts asked some great questions and got a peek into the Connect Caregiver web-based tool. Check out the short video […]
In the past, families lived pretty close and usually there were people who did not have a full time job who could step in to help an older relative with the basics. For many families, there was an expectation and an availability to perform these important duties. Over time, […]
I’m really lucky. As an independent journalist, my job has never been in jeopardy over child or eldercare. (I can’t fire myself.) But many of my friends are afraid to tell their bosses about their caregiving situation. Are you?
They don’t want to appear uncommitted, get flack from colleagues who […]
As you walk through the main doors of the Care Innovations headquarters, you will find yourself amongst a group of individuals who are all committed to making a difference in the health and wellness of the world. We have all come to work here for not only a career […]
In a new video about the experience of caregiving, we highlight how caregiving is often a full time job, in addition to… well… a full time job. You may be one of the millions of caregivers juggling responsibilities across work, personal life, and caregiving. This is a massive issue that’s […]
I’ve been on both sides. I had to tell my brother that he needed to visit our mother more–and then my husband and I, the out-of-towners, were told a few months ago by my brother-in-law to step it up and see his mom more (ouch, but valid). What if you could […]
If you’re a caregiver, you probably feel that while caregiving is very rewarding, it’s also quite stressful. You often have to put your loved one’s needs over your own. In fact, this study clearly shows that “caregivers who experience chronic stress may be at greater risk for cognitive decline including loss in short-term […]
Earlier this week, I was talking to a friend whose husband went through post-transplant recovery. Since he needed to be at home for two months, she took time off work and spent her days keeping him company and managing all frontiers of his health and social care. She coordinated and […]
Let me paint the picture: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is closed to the public, yet I am sitting with seven family caregivers and their spouses or parents with dementia in front of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” No crowds. No noise. Wide open space. (Pinch me!)
A MoMA arts […]
“Mom had a stroke,” my sister’s voice was telling me over the phone. At first, I did not quite comprehend the message. My father was 93 years old and my mother was his caregiver, so bad news about my father might have been somewhat expected. But my sister was telling […]
When Care Innovations was formed in January 2011, we defined the concept for a tool that would meet the needs I’ve explored in the last two blog posts (read them here, and here). We set out to build a set of products that would enable people needing care, family […]
Caregiving is my life, and it’s yours, too. I plan to share the wealth, as they say: my knowledge as both a personal and professional caregiver. I want to hear what you’re going through and save you time by introducing you to resources you might not know about. I […]
If you explore the internet, you’ll find a large amount of excellent information to help people who are providing care for others. These caregiving-focused resources provide information about the conditions a loved one is dealing with, challenges of being a caregiver, techniques for dealing with common issues, and community […]
Over the past few weeks, Intel-GE Care Innovations™ has started rolling out an early version of a new caregiving platform – Care Innovations™ Connect Caregiver – that we are very excited about. As the leader of the team that developed this platform, I’d like to explain the ideas and […]
Welcome to the launch of our new blog, “That’s Caregiving!”
”That’s Caregiving!” will bring together family caregiving experts, technology visionaries, advocacy leaders, and many others to explore the issues that matter to you most. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening with Care Innovations™ Connect Caregiver and give you tips […]