Alzheimer’s carries heavy price for patient and caregivers

Written by:¬†Mauri Malka, Director of Family Services Originally appeared in the Courier-Journal¬†on November 6, 2107 In American culture, we have long feared aging and death. Other cultures have a different take: They honor and admire the elderly and even celebrate the end of life. For many of us in America, the end of life stage brings sadness, stress and fear. …

Caregiver Travel: 5 Tips for Summer Road Trips with an Aging Loved One

Now that that spring has finally arrived in Kentuckiana, many families are beginning to prepare for summer vacation. If you are a caregiver, traveling with the person, you care for can cause increased anxiety. Even if you are only planning a short distance trip, the logistics and safety concerns caregivers can make travel seem impossible. What can you do to …

Salute to Family Caregivers

November is National Family Caregiver Month and it is only fitting that we take a moment to honor this growing contingent that has become the foundation of care for our rapidly growing aging population. The services provided by family caregivers represent 80% of all home care services and are valued at $257 billion a year nationwide. That is more than …