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The Politics Of Caregiving And Struggles Of An Unexpected, Immigrant Caregiver

BY DANIEL GAITAN |  Vilma Rozen never expected to become a full-time caregiver in a foreign country thousands of miles away from her family. The 55-year-old Costa Rican is one of thousands of immigrants caring for aged and ill seniors in the U.S. “It’s extremely hard work,” said Rozen, who appears in the powerful […]

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Film Pulls Back Curtain On Tough World Of Full-Time Caregiving

BY DANIEL GAITAN | A documentary making the rounds at film festivals across the nation spotlights the plight of caregivers. Care explores the physically draining and emotionally grating job that allows millions of seriously ill and aged Americans to spend their final days at home. Director Deirdre Fishel spent months shadowing stressed out, underpaid […]

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Preparing For The Coming ‘Silver Tsunami’

BY DANIEL GAITAN | Aging nation lacks safety net, policies and workforce needed to care for millions of seniors There aren’t enough caregivers to care for the giant baby boomer population, according to Dr. Christopher Callahan. Callahan, the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, has been named the 2016 recipient […]

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Conversation Starters And Tips For Talking About End Of Life Wishes During Holidays

BY DANIEL GAITAN | Although the holiday season can be a stressful time, it also provides prime opportunities for frank discussions about end of life plans among family and close friends. As millions of Americans prepare to visit loved ones, Washington University psychologist Brian Carpenter hopes that many take some time to make their […]

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