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  • Tips for caregivers traveling with elderly, frail relatives

    Caregivers face an assortment of challenges when traveling with a frail relative, friend or someone with dementia. Packing medications, getting to and from the airport and managing schedules and family …


  • Caregiver shortage closes in on boomers

    A recent AARP report about the caregiving shortage that aging baby boomers will face should be a wake-up call to talk about this critical issue. It can no longer be …


  • Free classes offer help for nonpaid caregivers

    Family members who are caring for loved ones are invited to attend a six-week class on how to deal with stress, prioritization, family communication and planning. Participants must register for …


  • Washington caregivers failed background check, state audit finds

    OLYMPIA – Nearly two dozen people who failed criminal background checks were allowed to work with developmentally disabled clients in Washington, according to a state audit released Wednesday. In conflict …


  • Audit: Wash. caregivers failed background checks

    OLYMPIA — Nearly two dozen people who failed criminal background checks were allowed to work with developmentally disabled clients in Washington state.


  • Aging adults enjoy comfort, camaraderie at day health center

    At Providence Adult Day Health, elders spend the day in a safe, nurturing environment, providing a break for their regular caregivers. It is the only adult day health center in …


  • Hardly carefree

    Jeris Baker lives with her 91-year-old father in his home and takes care of him. She pays his bills. She doles out the 17 medications he takes every day for …


  • Independent-minded Dunham dies at 83

    Paul Dunham, the subject of a Spokesman-Review story Friday on the deeply held desire of many seniors to grow old in their own homes, died Monday. Dunham had lived in …


  • For spousal caregivers, the stress can exact brutal toll

    In the years before her husband, Denny, slipped into the throes of Alzheimer’s disease, the 11th day of each month held special meaning for Michele McGarraugh. Without fail, Denny marked …


  • House expands benefits for veterans’ caregivers

    Family members of severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who forgo jobs and health insurance to provide care for an injured loved one would get relief under a bill unanimously …


  • Supporting the Caregiver

    Friends told Jean Baxter they thought of her during a recent flight, when instructions came to “secure your oxygen mask first, before assisting someone else.” Baxter, a retired nurse from …


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