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Time is Precious for Family and Friend Caregivers—How Care Coaching Can Help

When you consider that 60 percent of family/friend caregivers are employed outside the home, the time drain on daily life can be extraordinary, leading to stress, strain in family relationships and unmet needs for both the caregiver and the older adult needing assistance. That’s why Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging developed BRI Care Consultation™. It’s an evidence-based care-coaching program specifically designed to work with both the family or friend caregiver and the person with a chronic condition to identify ways to better manage ongoing care.

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By Michelle Palmer | 02/17/2021

Washington Update

A discussion on developments in Washington DC, including the new Administration, 117th Congress and new majority in the Senate.

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By Orion Bell, Bob Blancato, Meredith Ponder Whitmire | 01/29/2021

The Need to Add Caregiver Support to Your Employee Benefits Plan: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly exposed gaps in access to needed community-based supports for many people, and terms such as “social isolation” are now a part of the daily vernacular. Families continue to struggle with balancing full-time employment with care for older loved ones and children who are suddenly learning from home. The spotlight now shines brightly on the plight of those who are truly sandwiched in the middle. The questions are: why does it matter and what can we do as employers?

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By Lisa Weitzman | 01/15/2021

Hayes, J. (2020, November 16). How to Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/caregiver-stress/how-to-care-for-yourself-while-you-care-for-your-loved-ones

Weitzman, L. (2020, November 16). 7 Tips to Improve Your Loved Ones Sleep Routine as well as Your Own. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/7-tips-to-improve-your-loved-ones-sleep-routine-as-well-as-your-own