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"My daughter-in-law always tells me 'you are in a luxury hotel' and...
A second home: everything you need to know about assisted living facilities
Carmen Saleta has managed to be happy and stay active in a senior residence. We explain how, while experts help you and your family prepare for life as a senior.
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A caregiver who works at a nursing home explains how she brings her patients back to life
Luz Sanchez is an occupational therapist who works as a caregiver in a nursing home. By sharing her story, she hopes to help Hispanics overcome the stereotypes they may have about senior care facilities.
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Do you need help taking care of a relative? Here are some success stories
Belkis Nieto and Amy Ruiz's stories help explain the challenges that come with taking care of elderly relatives with degenerative diseases, such as dementia or Alzheimer's, and the importance of support and financial help along the way.
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Taking care of an elderly person? Learn from these caregivers
In the U.S., 21 percent of family caregivers are Hispanic. For many Latinos, taking care of a loved one is a noble and worthy duty. It can also be a stressful, unpaid, full-time job. But a number of programs offer support for caregivers and their families.
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In photos: They take care of older adults; these are their stories
Taking care of an elderly person is a stressful, full-time job for many women everyday. Some programs can help to alleviate the physical and emotional burden.
La Organización Mundial de la Salud advierte que en el mundo hay...
Cuando el Alzheimer aparece antes de los 65 años los retos se multiplican
Nadie está preparado para recibir un diagnóstico como ese, pero suele ser aún más difícil de asimilar y sobrellevar para la familia si el paciente no ha llegado a la tercera edad. La historia de Henry Martínez lo demuestra.
Peatones en Midtown Manhattan este 3 de enero de 2018.
15 consejos para mantenerte saludable cuando hay frío extremo
Las bajas temperaturas, nevadas y tormentas nos hacen más propensos a enfermarnos. Las medidas para evitarlo van más allá de llevar ropa abrigada. Toma nota.
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“Being a caregiver means making the patient feel good, having patience and understanding”
This is the story of Elsa Escalar, who has been working in the care of seniors for more than eight years.
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“Things have changed, nursing homes must guarantee quality care to their patients”
Professor and long-term care expert, Robert Burke, from the George Washington University explains why it is important to overcome the stigma when providing services to seniors. “There is a belief that they enter [nursing homes] to dwell or forever, but no: they are looking for specialized care.”
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“I’ve been caring for my husband with Alzheimer’s for 5 years: it is very important for me to have a support network”
Belkis Nieto says her support group makes her feel accompanied. Through the group she recruited a professional caregiver who visits her four hours a day. During those visits, she goes to the market, the pharmacy and they gym: “The better I am, the better I can take care of him”.
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Nancy had no idea how to be a caregiver until Alejo taught her
Nancy Aponte was one of the “adopted” daughters of Alejo Conde when she moved from Colombia to the US years ago. For her, the best way to return his generosity has been to accompany him and help him stay active during his golden years, especially after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Although she no longer takes care of him every day, she still visits him.
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Conoce el programa que acoge a adultos mayores en casas de familia, a bajos precios
A través de ‘Room 2 Care’ las personas de la tercera edad pueden vivir en hogares particulares que les brindan un ambiente saludable y seguro, una opción especial para quienes no quieren mudarse a un ancianato.
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Un segundo hogar: todo lo que debes saber sobre los centros residenciales de asistencia para ancianos
Carmen Saleta ha logrado ser feliz y mantenerse activa en una residencia para adultos mayores que pueden valerse por si mismos. Su historia demuestra que estos lugares son una buena opción al llegar a la vejez, pero para ello necesariamente hay que prepararse con anticipación y pensar desde temprano en el futuro.
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Una cuidadora que trabaja en un hogar de ancianos explica cómo consigue traerlos "de vuelta a la vida"
La experiencia de Luz Sánchez como terapista en un centro de cuidado a corto y largo plazo te enseñará a combatir los prejuicios que tienen muchos hispanos sobre estos centros.
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Cuidar a los nietos y a los padres a la vez: el doble reto que enfrentan muchos abuelos hispanos
Miriam Alonso llegó a la tercera edad pero, lejos de descansar, se ocupa de atender a su madre, de 83 años, y a sus tres nietos. “Tengo que ser fuerte y sobrevivir”, dice sobre esa labor que ejerce con amor, aunque con frecuencia la haga relegar sus propias necesidades.