Serving as a caregiver for an ailing parent or parents can be extremely challenging. It can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining.
Relationships between hospitals and nursing homes can be funny things. Working together, they can do great things. But "cooperation" and "outreach" are not operative words frequently enough. Sibling rivalry always bubbles just under the surface.
Caring for their own family members creates unique burdens, benefits for geriatric healthcare professionals, study findsJanuary 16, 2014
Healthcare professionals who work with seniors experience complex and at times distressing effects when they also are caregivers for aging family members, according to a recently published study. The research was described as the first of its kind.