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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Helen's Hope Chest a $55,000 grant to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for a building under construction that will house the clothing, book and school-supply bank for foster children.
A new program offered at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has provided caregivers an outlet to discuss emotional issues related to their field.
Hospice of the Valley is in need of volunteers from across the East Valley to serve patients.
Staycations are fashionable these days, but shelling out cash to stay in a hotel 30-60 minutes from the comforts of home has always seemed a bit silly to us. Thanks to these five Arizona hotels, our opinion of the recession era’s take on vacations might be changing.
NEW YORK — The number of U.S. fathers home with their kids full-time is down, from a peak 2.2 million in 2010, the official end of the recession, to about 2 million in 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
WASHINGTON - More Americans may wind up helping Mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is for a frail spouse.
In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo, Pauline King cares for her husband Jerry King at their home in Anna, Ill. Jerry was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1978. He can no longer go to the bathroom, bathe or dress himself without assistance from Pauline. You promise in sickness and in health, but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for Mom, Dad or even the in-laws. Americans count on their families to care for them as they get older, with good reason: Half of people 40 and over already have been caregivers to relatives or friends, the poll found. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)
A Valley woman is facing child abuse charges for allegedly forcing a 3-year-old girl to eat her own feces after having an accident in the bathtub.
They may not have needed it at that exact moment, but thousands of babies nonetheless received a fresh diaper — all at the same time — on April 26.
Two libraries in Mesa will host five-week substance abuse prevention seminars beginning on May 7.
More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance.
State senators voted Tuesday to require state officials to petition the federal government every year to allow Arizona to impose new restrictions on Medicaid recipients.
The Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee (SAGA) sponsored it’s second Symposium on March 29. “Navigating Beyond Retirement” enabled many seniors and their caregivers to receive answers to their questions about health care, laws, hearing and happiness. Everyone experienced a fantastic day of learning, entertainment and food, and interesting classes.
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If you are currently out of the workforce or looking for a new job, there are hundreds of employers looking for workers in the Valley. We found these companies and more on indeed.com , simplyhired.com and jobing.com .
Hospice of the Valley is looking for volunteers to help patients in its East Valley locations. Volunteers would offer emotion support, read and visit with patients. They would also run errands and provide respite for caregivers.
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
Life expectancies are almost five years longer today than they were 30 years ago, a fact that increases the likelihood you will provide some form of support for aging parents — through home care, helping out with day-to-day chores and errands, or even covering living expenses. That role can make significant demands on your time, energy and financial resources.
An upcoming event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will provide attendees with a wealth of options for a disease starting to affect more and more Arizonans.
Saying some chance is better than none, a House panel voted Thursday to let terminally ill patients get drugs that have not yet been approved for use.
1.) Know your needs – Have a clear understanding of your care needs. Make sure that any suspected medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease are diagnosed.
Authorities say an adult-care provider is accused of abusing three women in her care at her Chandler home.
NEW YORK — Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them.
Due to severe personal limitations, John, age 31, has never been able to live on his own. He was living in a rental home with his parents and brother when his father was diagnosed with cancer. That left his mother as the sole caregiver for John, his father and brother.
Long ago, Mary Lewis Riggs helped create an Arizona landmark. Today, Riggs, who turned 102 years old this summer, is considered somewhat of a Mesa landmark herself.