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Coping with Caregiver Burnout

Approximately 53 million Americans provide unpaid care to another adult, and providing adequate care to a loved one requires over 24 hours per week on average, according to the Caregiving in the U.S. Report by the National Alliance for Caregivers and AARP.

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How to Identify Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

Although nursing home care can significantly enhance quality of life for many seniors, emerging data collected in recent years points to an unsettling  pattern. The elderly are some of the most vulnerable among us. A 2020 survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), reported a staggering 66% of staff admitted to abusing residents.

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Covid-19 Resources

There’s so much chatter about this novel virus. Here, we want to help you cut through the chatter and get straight to what you actually need and to the info you can trust. So we’ve put this page of resources together for you. All links will open in a new window or tab so you don’t lose our website. ~ Joe, Walt, and the rest of the team Updated July 26, 2020 PS: We have some Elder Law resources as well. Masks First this from the WHO, because so many people don’t know how to wear their fabric masks properly and it’s important for us all to know. And in case you’re worried about oxygen deprivation while wearing a mask… Doctor Runs 22 Miles Wearing Face Mask to Show it Doesn’t Cut Oxygen Levels Newsweek magazine, by Basit Mahmood, July 23, 2020 Excerpt: [Dr] Tom Lawton, who works at the Bradford Royal Infirmary in Yorkshire, north England, said he decided to run with the mask on, following his concerns for people with respiratory illnesses who want to wear a mask but are too scared to do so over false information. He recorded that oxygen levels never fell below 98% of what it would usually be. Read the full article here at Transmission How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces? Wired Magazine, March 14, 2020 Researchers looked at how long the virus can survive on cardboard, plastic, and stainless steel, as well as after being aerosolized and suspended in midair. Some easy to understand info and explanations of terms. Read this article here at CA updates:California Department of Public Health Covid-19 updates includes numbers, demographics, and more. Click here. CA updates: Office of the Governor of California on Twitter If you’re on Twitter, you might want to follow […]