Category Archives: Infographic
January 24th, 2014 | 0
Given tremendous feedback and response from our recent Infographic series we decided to put out one more this week about long-term caregivers. We have found that a picture is truly worth a thousand words and tells a much needed story – especially when it comes to senior care.
The average volunteered hours for an unpaid caregiver is equivalent to working a 20 hour a week part-time job for five years. These long-term caregivers are dedicating their time to help care for a friend, family member or even an acquaintance.Continue Reading
January 16th, 2014 | 3
As we become older, there is more demand for help in our daily lives. However, with the upcoming baby boomer population, space at senior care homes may become limited. In addition, the cost of senior living options have a substantial increase annually. The cost of senior living varies with the type of residence, apartment size, and types of services needed. The basic rate may cover all services or there may be additional charges for special services. We have simplified the finances and defined various housing options available below in an infographic of our own.Continue Reading
January 8th, 2014 | 6
Using information obtained from the Alzheimer’s Association, we have gathered some recent and startling information about Dementia today in the U.S. We have chosen to focus on Alzheimer’s Disease and have simplified it into an infographic of our own. You will also find a graph of the estimated total population in 2020 by state who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s ages 65 and older. We chose to dig deeper into the statistics of California since many of our readers are here in California. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions for future infographics in the comments section below and help us share this infographic to continue to spread awareness about this condition!Continue Reading
December 18th, 2013 | 0
Searching for Senior Care for yourself or a loved one can be a very difficult task and more often than not is during a difficult period of time. It is extremely important to find the perfect fit with comfort, care and most importantly safety in mind. That said, it is critical to consider all the options that are available as well as the specific level of care and services they provide.
Below you will find a graphic that helps visualize all the key care types available. As you move from the bottom of the graphic to the top the level of care increases. Non medical home care provides the most basic form of care services in the comfort of ones home. On the other side of the spectrum is a hospital which provides the highest level of services and care for a loved one.Continue Reading
September 27th, 2013 | 0
Maybe you’ve heard the old joke, “Social Work is the World’s Second Oldest Profession.”
Well, it’s true.
B.C. 1750 In Babylonia, King Hammurabi issues his code of justice, which includes a requirement that the people help one another during times of hardship.
B.C. 500 Philanthropy, from the Greek word for “acts of love for humanity,” is institutionalized in the Greek city–states. Citizens are encouraged to donate money, which is used for people in need.Continue Reading
March 24th, 2013 | 0
With Alzheimer’s services being the single most expensive post-acute care service in the U.S., families and care coordinators must take into consideration all domains of care unique to the elder resident with dementia or similar form of memory impairment. The responsibility of the nursing facilities recommended to families during the transition of continuing care is to have the most up-to-date knowledge of skill and practice a person-centered care approach similar to patient-centered care in the hospital.Continue Reading
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