WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING A Caregiver Cruise-Smilecast 60

Consider a Caregiver Cruise

There are 66 million family caregivers in the U.S. alone; 70% are female and 25% are Millennials. They suffer worsened health than non-caregivers and 40-60% report symptoms of depression. Some caregivers, like my sister, pre-decease the ones for whom they care.

Recently, my local church, through funding through my Rotary chapter, was given a sizeable grant to support their Monday respite program. To say they are bursting at the seams is an understatement.

Family caregivers love the time to themselves while their loved ones have time to participate in activities. But many of the caregivers stay and participate themselves. They love spending time with their loved one in a fun setting.

A caregiver cruise multiplies this by 10 – or maybe seven depending on how many days you choose! Let’s look at some reasons you might consider a cruise/conference.

WHAT IS A CAREGIVER CRUISE AND WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING ONE?-Video

Consider a Caregiver Cruise

There are 66 million family caregivers in the U.S. alone; 70% are female and 25% are Millennials. They suffer worsened health than non-caregivers and 40-60% report symptoms of depression. Some caregivers, like my sister, pre-decease the ones for whom they care.

Recently, my local church, through funding through my Rotary chapter, was given a sizeable grant to support their Monday respite program. To say they are bursting at the seams is an understatement.

Family caregivers love the time to themselves while their loved ones have time to participate in activities. But many of the caregivers stay and participate themselves. They love spending time with their loved one in a fun setting.

A caregiver cruise multiplies this by 10 – or maybe seven depending on how many days you choose! Let’s look at some reasons you might consider a cruise/conference.

Those With Advance Directives More Likely Seek Interventions-Smilecast 59

People Who Fill Out Advance Directives More Likely to Seek Interventions 

A study finds that nearly a third of people who fill out advance directives — a person’s wishes for end-of-life care — request medical interventions. The research from DePaul University was published by Craig M. Klugman, hair of DePaul’s Department of Health Sciences, and co-author Nicole M. Tolwin.

No surprise, younger people requested interventions such as respiratory support or antibiotics more frequently than people over the age of 50. Researchers also discovered that many people may not be discussing their wishes with loved ones after an advance directives is completed.
That is not so good because you really should be discussing your wishes with others, especially the person with medical power of attorney who needs to know in your spoken words exactly what you mean in your written advance directive.

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