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  • May Is National “Older Americans Month” May 2, 2022
    Every May, the Administration on Aging—part of the Administration for Community Living—leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. For 2022, the theme will be “Age My Way,” to encourage and celebrate the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Older adults’ time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. […]
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  • It’s Time to THRIVE! March 30, 2022
    Lauren DuerksenProgram Director, AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center      Universally, the COVID pandemic changed a lot in our worlds. Most of us were isolated from family and friends; we avoided hugs and handshakes and social gatherings; some of us started (and continue) to work from home, juggling the work that pays the bills with […]
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  • What Happens When Your Care Recipient Has a Serious Illness? February 13, 2019
    By Faith Unger, M.Ed. CaregiverU Program Director What happens to the caregiver role when the care recipient has a serious illness? Well, for starters there are a myriad of decisions to make, starting with the decision to take the person to an emergency room at the medical center, and that’s quickly followed up by making the […]
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  • Untitled September 4, 2018
    How Caregivers Can Continue to Learn By Faith Unger, M.Ed., Program Director of CaregiverU September is traditionally thought of as the back to school month. Just saying that phrase, “back to school,” evokes a ton of special memories—new clothes, new school supplies, and new things to learn. What if caregivers could begin a new school […]
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  • May Is National Older American’s Month May 2, 2018
    Every May, the Administration on Aging—part of the Administration for Community Living—leads the nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. For 2018, the theme will be “Engage at Every Age,” which emphasizes that you are never too old to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being and celebrates the many […]
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  • Understanding the Four Categories of Long-Term Care Facilities for Older Adults January 5, 2018
    By Michael Gill, President of Texas Senior Living Locators There are four categories of long-term care available to senior adult individuals who no longer are able to live independently in a house or apartment: – Skilled Nursing Facilities, – Assisted Living, – Memory Care, and – Independent Living. The appropriate category of long-term care to […]
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  • Holiday Survival for the Caregiver December 6, 2017
    By Faith Unger, CaregiverU Program Director Previously, I’ve written a blog about holiday survival, but the focus was on helping the care receiver to survive the holiday chaos. My thoughts now turn to the caregiver who is already overwhelmed and additionally faces the work and activities that come with the holidays.  How can the caregiver […]
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  • What Happens When a Caregiver Needs a Caregiver? November 8, 2017
    By Faith Unger CaregiverU Program Director AGE of Central Texas The short answer to this question is “The caregiver doesn’t get a caregiver, and the care receiver may not receive as much care.”  The longer and more appropriate answer is to the question, “How does a caregiver cope with giving care to an individual when […]
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  • Is It Safe to Leave a Person with Dementia Alone? July 18, 2017
    People with dementia become increasingly unable to take care of themselves as their disease advances. However, the disease progresses differently in every person.  As a caregiver, you face the ongoing challenge of adapting to each change in your loved one’s behavior and functioning. While there are no hard-and-fast rules on the issue, the National Institutes […]
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  • 3 Reasons to Move Your Senior Adult Family Member to a Long-Care Community June 14, 2017
    By Michael Gill, President of Texas Senior Living Locators I’ve found there are three reasons why senior adults and their families decide to move from a long-term residence into a senior living community. The first reason is when the senior adult is a danger to himself or herself at home. Most frequently—but not always—this is […]
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