By the staff at Caring Across Generations. By caregivers, we don’t mean parents with children. We’re referring to the millions of Americans who are caregivers for aging parents, spouses, loved ones with disabilities, and any other family members or friends who require additional support and care to live independent, healthy lives. The numbers are dramatic: [...]
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Tweetchat The holiday season has begun! Are you as excited as I am? The food, parties, crafts and did I mention food? It's no wonder I can't stop humming "It'sThe Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!" I live for this time of the year and enjoy every single moment of it! Yet, the one aspect [...]
It’s November – a month many associate with Thanksgiving, the day next week when families and friends across the country will come together to celebrate the things they’re grateful for. But November is also National Family Caregivers Month, and tens of millions of women and men in this country who care for ill or older [...]
In the spring of 2006, I received two phone calls while away from home at a conference. The first call informed me that my mother of 92 years would require a second amputation. The second call informed me that my younger son, a senior in high school, had been diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma…cancer. My mother [...]
There’s an old saying: “For want of a nail, a shoe was lost,For want of a shoe, a horse was lost,For want of a horse, a battle was lost,For want of a battle, a kingdom was lost,And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.” One small thing can lead to big consequences. In our [...]
RecipeThanksgiving makes me think of family and comfort food. Gathering with the people you love the most to eat a meal that you’ve prepared together is priceless. One of the foods I love to use throughout the fall and on Thanksgiving is winter squash. There are so many different ways you can prepare and use [...]
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the broad-based coalition of organizations pushing for the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act are rallying online to call attention to family caregivers’ need for supportive workplace polices like the national paid family and medical leave program the FAMILY Act would establish. The effort is being hosted [...]
When Peggy Young, a UPS driver for 10 years, found out she was pregnant, her doctor recommended that she avoid lifting more than 20 pounds. But UPS refused her request for “light duty.” Instead, she was pushed onto unpaid leave for the duration of her pregnancy, and lost her UPS-provided health benefits when she needed [...]