The influence of day care centres designed for people with dementia on family caregivers

A qualitative study | Open Access | 2017 Abstract Background Dementia is one of the most challenging age-related illnesses for family caregivers, whose care-related burden is well known. Research indicates that day care centres (DCCs) can reduce the caregiver burden and help family caregivers to cope with demands; however, the current body of knowledge isContinue reading “The influence of day care centres designed for people with dementia on family caregivers”

Ageing and Assisted Living in the USA

Senior’s Are Living Longer than Ever/// Life expectancy jumped by 10 years since 1960, and by 2060, it’s expected to rise from 79 to 85. The Aging Population Is Growing at a Rapid Rate/// In the last 10 years, the senior population has increased by and it’s expected to double from 49 million to 98Continue reading “Ageing and Assisted Living in the USA”

Latest posts & projects from LTCCovid.org

The International Long-Term Care Policy Network has a list of resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19. The latest posts include a study of care home visiting arrangement during COVID-19 and a project looking at the experiences and support needs of caregivers of assisted living residents.

Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario

EXPLANATORY NOTE The Bill enacts the More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 which requires the Minister to respect and promote certain rights for persons receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings and their designated caregivers.  The Minister is also required to safely integrate designated caregivers that were excludedContinue reading “Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario”

Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards

dementia-by-day: http://cargocollective.com/juandiegoguzman/filter/Juan-Diego-Guzman I meet a lot of care partners who look after individuals living with dementia. The recurring theme amongst these care partners—many with varying backgrounds and experience levels—is that they all feel tired. Caring for a person living with dementia is not the same thing as raising a healthy child. Yes, babies are exhausting, butContinue reading “Caring for yourself + why I don’t love these billboards”