Articles Tagged with Caregivers

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Hat tip to Law for Real People blog: Why You Need to Call the Police if Your Caregiver or Employee Steals From You

Excerpt: “I just had a call from a very nice person who needs caregivers around-the-clock, 365 days a year. One of these caregivers recently stole money from from my friend. My friend said it happened about six weeks ago, and that the person was no longer serving as a caregiver, so she was just going to let it go.

I had to explain to her why it was so important that she call the police:

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Care-giving advice and support from the Oregon Family Caregiver Handbook:

DHS has a new, free handbook you can download ….  If you are an elder thinking about having a family member provide your care, or if you’re a family member who is or may someday be asked to provide care for a family elder ….” [Link to Law for Real People 9/13/13 blog post]

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If you’ve not read about the Beatitudes Campus model of care for people with dementia, this New Yorker magazine article will change how you look at (and feel about) aging and caregiving:

The Sense Of An Ending: An Arizona nursing home offers new ways to care for people with dementia,” by Rebecca Mead, New Yorker, May 20, 2013.

If you can’t find the whole article on a free website, check your public library for the print or for a copy from one of their news and articles databases. (Or ask a friend with a New Yorker subscription for their cast-off May 20th issue.) (Or borrow mine.)

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Finding a qualified, licensed, affordable, and available in-home caregiver is almost a full-time job in itself, as anyone who has tried to do this knows well.

The best place to begin your research is with the: State of Oregon Home Care Commission and their Consumer / Employer Tools website.

Their contact information is: