Key Takeaways• Caregivers responded to the changes and stresses from COVID-19 differently from non-caregivers• Caregivers reported higher levels of stress than non-caregivers throughout thepandemic• Feelings of belonging to one another and to the community were critical in supportingwell-being for caregivers during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic brought many changes to the daily lives of families, […]
Families Under Stress: New Research Shows How Caregivers Have Adapted and Found Resilience throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic By: Kristin Litzelman, Christina Kim, and Margaret Kerr Reviewed by: Jane Jensen and Karen Dickrell The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges to the daily lives of families. This has been particularly true for caregivers of those with illnesses […]
Did you know that every county in Wisconsin has an elder abuse agency that will look into reported incidents of abuse? To find your local Aging and Disability Resource Center, check out the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web page at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc/consumer/index.htm Wisconsin has made great strides in identifying and protecting elders. Sadly, though, elder […]
Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss, mental illness or a child with a serious illness? Or, are you looking for ways to start a conversation in order to prevent falls? Check out the guidebooks and conversation guides developed by the National Alliance on Caregiving (NAC) in collaboration with organizations like the […]
When you think about aging, what comes to mind? We often find ourselves falling into stereotyped was of thinking that connect aging with frailty and loss. Aging, however, is a normal, natural part of life – we are all aging every day! Although we are at greater risk of health conditions as we age, we […]
(Appleton) There are days that seem to meld one into the other. When you are faced with some challenges as a family caregiver, you might want to invest in yourself and your energy! Check out the AARP Caregiving website to get ideas on a wealth of topics. There are topics on Health and Wellness, Social […]
Are you currently caring for an older loved one? Or, are do you feel it’s time to start getting more involved with the care or support of a loved one? If so, you may be looking for free resources to help you help your love one live their best life as they get older, check […]
This report shares the findings of a community partner survey on programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report provides an overview of program efforts, impacts, best practices and lessons learned.
Aging-friendly communities are generally inclusive, sustainable and healthy. They have many other characteristics as well.
La pandemia de COVID-19 condujo a meses de órdenes de “quédese en casa” por todo el país. Se exhortó a la gente a quedarse en casa para evitar la propagación del virus. Se cerraron negocios y lugares de trabajo, lugares de culto, escuelas y guarderías. Ahora que estos lugares abren de nuevo poco a poco, puede ser tiempo de decidir cómo o cuándo regresar a estos lugares o con quién comenzar a involucrarse en persona. Esta guía le ayudará a recorrer el proceso de toma de decisiones. Le ayudará a ponderar sus propios riesgos y beneficios de interactuar con otros en lugares públicos o en su casa de nuevo.