Stories tagged: caregivers
Sun., June 17, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
A home away from home for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s
PULLMAN, Wash. – As her disease worsened, Kristin Prieur’s mother, who suffers from dementia, spent her days socializing at Circles of Caring, an adult day health program in Pullman. “She’d …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 7 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 21, 2014
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 …
Mon., March 24, 2014
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 …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
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 …
Wed., July 31, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
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.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2011
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 …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010
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 …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
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 …
Wed., April 21, 2010, 1:22 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2007
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 …