The Warriors have launched a new community program to help Santa Cruz County citizens 55 and over live healthfully and thrive this summer. The Sea Dub Classics will host a variety of events to energize our fans with new activities to help them live well, with support from the Santa Cruz Warriors staff and associates, Kaiser Permanente and local community partners.
For more information, contact Shannon Stabler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 713-4394
You are invited to participate in a research study evaluating the effects of a new in home technology system for dementia caregivers. The study is being conducted by Dr. Robert Levenson
(University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology) and Mr. Gene Wang (People Power).
What will happen? The research is conducted in your home. We will send our research team to your home and install sensors and other devices (Google Home Mini and iPad) for you to use for 9
months. You will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires (approximately one hour in length) before the installation and then every 3 months after. You will not be recorded via video or audio.
Compensation:You will be paid $175 at the end of the study if you participate for the full 9 months and complete all of the questionnaires. Partial payment will be provided if you only complete part of the study.
To participate: You must be a spousal or familial caregiver currently living at home with a person with dementia. Caregivers must be fluent/literate in English, own an iPhone, and have wireless internet in their home.
If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact:
at 510 643 8952 or e mail email@example.com
If you are interested in completing an online screening
questionnaire, please visit this link: https://bit.ly/UCBDC
If you complete the online screening questionnaire, we will contact you by phone or
email to let you know if you are eligible to participate. We will delete all identifiable
data collected for those who do not qualify for participation.
Since at least 2000, presidents have designated November as National Family Caregivers Month to honor the more than 40 million caregivers across the country who support aging parents, ill spouses or other loved ones with disabilities who remain at home.
Adults of all ages are among the ranks of family caregivers, according to a 2015 study by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving. More than a third of caregivers were ages 50 to 64, about a quarter were 35 to 49, and another quarter were 18- to 34-year-olds.
Perhaps most surprising as America's population ages: 7 percent of family caregivers were age 75 or older, a share that has gone up steadily in the past two decades. Often the recipient is a spouse with dementia or heart disease who needs a high level of care for 34 hours or more a week, and the caregiver has been providing that help for more than five years.
Caregivers by race, ethnicity Non-Hispanic whites made up the bulk of the estimated 43.5 million family caregivers in the United States in 2015, but a lower percentage of this group serves in the role compared to other races or ethnicities. Here's how the numbers stack up.
Source: Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving
"These everyday heroes, living quietly among us in families and communities across the country, are the major source of long-term care in America,” President Bill Clinton said in his 2000 proclamation of National Family Caregivers Month. “By providing billions of dollars’ worth of caregiving services each year, they dramatically reduce the demands on our Nation's health care system and make an extraordinary contribution to the quality of life of their loved ones."
The benefit to society also can be an individual burden, borne silently.
Isolation issues. Although a majority of caregivers told AARP researchers in 2019 that they had a friend or relative available to confide in and have contact with socially, almost 1 in 10 said they had no one to talk to about private matters and 1 in 5 said they had no one to call for help.
Lots of balls in the air. Most family caregivers must juggle their home lives with working a paid job and meeting the needs of the relatives or friends in their care. More than 60 percent of the caregivers surveyed in 2019 were working and about the same percentage were married.
A labor of love. Almost half of family caregivers are adult children caring for their parents. About 1 in 5 are wives or husbands caring for their spouses.
The nonprofit National Family Caregivers Association has said it began in 1994 to promote the idea of a month to recognize what used to be called “informal” caregivers to raise awareness about their value, both psychological and monetary. Today the organization chooses an annual theme; 2019's is #BeCareCurious.
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Hello Aging & Disability Service Providers Group,
Just wanted to let you all know that the 2019 Senior Needs Assessment Survey is now underway! The online version of the survey is live on the homepage of our website www.seniorscouncil.org. Printed versions are available in English and Spanish,
The survey was kicked off this week by going today with the Grey Bears Brown Bags. I wanted make sure you’re all aware in case you hear about them from your participants.
Please contact me directly about how many printed copies you’d like to have and I will bring them to the next A&D meeting on August 19 or make other arrangements as needed to get them to you.
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Helping family caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves.