While the gender bias is changing, it's still largely women who take on the role of caregiver for children and aging parents. That fact should inform their financial planning, argued a panel of women in finance. To read more, please follow this link.
This workshop will be at the Community Justice Center at the Monterey College of Law on Thursday, March 15th at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, please call (831)582-5400 or register online here.
Caregiving can be a roller coaster: Some days you’re enjoying the ride and some days you’re holding on for dear life. It can be unpredictable and downright difficult! This webinar will provide you with five tips to help your day be a little less stressful. There will be an extended time for questions and answers about dementia caregiving — send your questions in with your registration!
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Southern Caregiver Resource Center,
has started a podcast in hopes to
create awareness and provoke
discussion around caregiver issues,
and connect families to services. To listen to the latest podcast, please follow this link: www.podomatic.com/podcasts/scrc
For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep issues, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers found that the likelihood of sleep problems rose with the number of hours spent in unpaid caregiving, and when caregiving stopped, sleep disturbances were reduced.
“Informal caregiving is common, and the need for carers is expected to grow due to population aging and cuts to social care services in various countries,” said lead study author Lawrence Sacco of the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London in the UK.
To read more, please follow this link here.
LEUSDEN, Netherlands — The shouts of schoolchildren playing outside echoed through the gymnasium where an obstacle course was being set up.
There was the “Belgian sidewalk,” a wooden contraption designed to simulate loose tiles; a “sloping slope,” ramps angled at an ankle-unfriendly 45 degrees; and others like “the slalom” and “the pirouette.”
They were not for the children, though, but for a class where the students ranged in age from 65 to 94. The obstacle course was clinically devised to teach them how to navigate treacherous ground without having to worry about falling, and how to fall if they did.
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How to Get Compensation When Caring for Aging Parents: Five ways to offset the cost and loss of income
.Providing care for a friend or family member is a labor of love for the 40 million people who are coping with that challenge. But taking on caregiving responsibilities can be costly. A 2016 AARP survey found that unpaid caregivers spend an average of almost $7,000 a year on out-of-pocket expenses.
But for many people who leave a job to take on caregiving responsibilities, the cost is even higher. An earlier AARP study estimated that missed wages and Social Security benefits totaled $234,000 for male caregivers and $324,000 for women, who are more likely to drop out of the workforce.
So it’s no surprise that many family members who devote significant time and money to caregiving wonder whether it’s possible to be compensated for their work. “The majority of people who contact us are asking precisely that,” says Sima Schoen, a resource specialist at the Family Caregiver Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group in San Francisco.
The answer is maybe, if you're persistent. “There are a handful of ways you may be able to get paid," says Schoen. "But programs and policies vary from state to state, and even in the best of circumstances, it can be difficult.”
Click HERE for five of the best routes for getting paid as a caregiver to a family member.
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Helping family caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves.