Budget Shortfalls Could Undermine Care

Economic forecasts are causing many to pinch pennies and tighten belts. Federal funding, state programs and non-profit organizations have all had to reign in spending and cut expenses, and elder care assistance resources are dwindling. Even after deciding what tasks to assign to a home caregiver or which local resources to utilize to find one, […]

Suzanne Mintz Discusses Family Caregiving on NPR’s Fresh Air

This week Suzanne Geffen Mintz, president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association, sat down with NPR’s Terry Gross to discuss issues that complicate family caregiving and helpful resources for family caregivers. The conversation begins as they explore the confusion most family caregivers struggle with when their loved one is discharged from the hospital. […]

Beware of Former Prisoners Caring for Your Parents

Background checks for non-professional caregivers can leave out many crucial details of an individual’s past. A recent article from the Napa Valley Register tells of prison guards advising soon-to-be released convicts that caregiving can be an easy employment opportunity for paroled felons. Even though these individuals may be genuinely honest and hardworking, ongoing reports of […]