Critter Corner: Top 7 Apps for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Dear Angel, My father, Bill, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was wondering if you knew of any apps that would be beneficial and/or enjoyable for him to use. Thanks so much in advance! Al Zimerapps --- Dear … [Read more...]

David Hanson’s “Grace” May Be the Answer to Shortage of Senior Health Aides

Ever turn on the TV, scan Facebook, or check out viral news stories online and see Sophia, an extremely life-like humanoid robot? Well, if you haven’t seen her, Sophia is a robot that is designed to look very human that has gotten … [Read more...]

Are Virginia, Maryland and/or DC Among the Best or Worst States for Supporting Family Caregivers?

A recent Facebook Live event, Caring for the Caregivers, featuring Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-California), occurred last week. The biggest takeaway was that word is starting to spread on Capitol Hill that … [Read more...]

Is it a Burden? – Caring for Parents When Your Relationship is Strained

One third of all Americans are unexpectedly caring for their senior parents. Many of these families had strained relationships before their adult children assumed the role of caregiver, yet these adult children still feel it’s … [Read more...]

Leeza Gibbons — Tips for New Caregivers

“Alzheimer’s Caregivers are Heroes.” - Leeza Gibbons Leeza Gibbons is a leading TV talk show host, entertainment reporter, and best-selling author. She also has another role -- as a caregiver and founder of a non-profit to help … [Read more...]

What are the Medicaid, Tax, and Liability  Implications of Paying an Independent Caregiver?

Q. We are getting ready to hire a new caregiver for my mom, and she is an independent contractor. Prior to now, we have hired caregivers from an agency. The caregiver has asked about being paid in cash, which will amount to $3,000 … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Taxes Do We Need to Pay for an Independent Caregiver?

Dear Oakley, We are hiring an independent caregiver, meaning she is not from an agency. My understanding is that we are responsible for paying taxes for her, since she is considered to be a household employee. What taxes are we … [Read more...]

President Biden Lists Eldercare and Childcare Alongside Roads and Bridges, as Crucial to the Nation’s Infrastructure

President Joe Biden launched weekly conversations with Americans to learn about what people across the country in different situations are facing, and to discuss how upcoming legislation could affect their lives. This week, the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Amazon Introduces Care Hub to Aid in Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Dear Magic, I am a long-distance caregiver for my Aunt Fran. She wants to maintain her independence, but I get worried sometimes about her since I am not there. I could use all the help I could get in finding ways to ensure she … [Read more...]

Family Caregiving: The Ultimate Juggling Act

Max, a 16-year-old high-school student from Fairfax County, knows the great responsibility of being a family caregiver. Max currently cares for his grandfather who has dementia, while maintaining straight A’s and being a top youth … [Read more...]