Planning for Life

Caregivers Overwhelmed, Survey Reports

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 19, 2018

By Harry S. Margolis

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The results of an on-line survey released by The Arc and the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration reports caregivers are overwhelmed by the demands of caring for loved ones. The Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Community Report is a bit skewed statistically both due to its on-line nature and its sponsorship by a disability, rather than an elder care organization, but its results are still quite instructive, if not surprising.

Stress on Caregivers

Here are some of the Report's findings:

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Topics: family caregiving, disability, Caregivers

John Oliver Explains Guardianship

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 5, 2018

By Harry S. Margolis

John Oliver on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Sunday night provided a scary and funny explanation of how guardianship works, ending with a public service announcement by William Shatner, Lily Tomlin and others explaining steps you can take to avoid the guardianship.

 

 

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Topics: long-term care planning, guardianship, family caregiving, elder law, elder care, healthcare

The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 29, 2016

By Harry S. Margolis

In a recent article in The Atlantic, Liz O'Donnell, a Boston writer and family caregiver, describes the dilemma faced by many American women who, already stretched thin by working, caring for children, and doing more than their share of chores at home, then become the primary care providers and managers for their parents.

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Topics: caregiving, family caregiving

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