September 20, 2005 |
Officials at two large labor unions announced Monday that they would end a long-running battle over who should represent thousands of low-wage workers caring for the elderly and young children in California. As part of a two-year national pact, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees International Union agreed not to interfere with the other union's bargaining agreements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1998 |
A series of workshops sponsored by the Orange Caregiver Resource Center is being held for people taking care of brain-impaired adults. The workshops will help family caregivers learn what they need to know about the law and caring for a brain-impaired relative. Workshops will be held in various areas throughout the county. A $10 fee is required. To register or obtain a schedule of dates and locations: (714) 680-0122.
August 30, 1999
Jane E. Allen is to be commended for her article "The Burdens of Love" (Aug. 2). She has focused on a critically important issue, the long-term care of growing numbers of older, culturally diverse Americans. She makes an important point: Family members, who take on most of the long-term care needs of their older relatives with chronic illnesses or disabilities, also take on a heavy burden, often with high levels of stress and depression. It is for those family caregivers and for those older people who will require care that the Clinton administration has proposed the first step in a long-term care strategy for our nation.
July 23, 1998 |
Robert Young, the handsome leading man of films of the 1930s and 1940s who parlayed his considerable charm into television stardom in "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.," has died. He was 91. The ideal father for a generation, Young, who said he merely played the dad he yearned to have himself, died Tuesday night at his Westlake Village home. He had earlier undergone heart surgery and died of causes related to old age, according to his physician, Dr. John Horton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2010 |
More than two decades ago, Congress set out to stop dangerous or incompetent caregivers from crossing state lines and landing in trouble again. It ordered up a national database allowing hospitals to check for disciplinary actions taken anywhere in the country against nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and other licensed health professionals. On March 1 -- 22 years later -- the federal government finally plans to let hospitals use it. But the long-awaited repository is missing serious disciplinary actions against what are probably thousands of health providers, according to an investigation by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica in collaboration with the Los Angeles Times.
August 2, 2013 |
In the next two decades about 78 million baby boomers in the U.S. will turn 65. As they age, a portion of them will be cared for by their families, and others will no doubt enter facilities for the elderly. But many will rely on a growing cadre of domestic in-home workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for the kind of personal-care aides who can help cook, clean and bathe the elderly and disabled is expected to grow by 70% from 2010 to 2020. Today, these caregivers often labor in conditions that would not be tolerated in any other industry.
September 12, 2000
AccentCare, Irvine-based provider of in-home care-giving services for seniors, said Monday it acquired ContinueCare, an in-home care-giving agency in San Jose. Financial terms were not disclosed. The newly acquired agency will be combined with Victorian Care Providers San Jose office, which AccentCare acquired in July.
November 8, 1999 |
Taking care of somebody with a chronic health problem is like running a marathon, a long and grueling experience. "If you give it all your energy upfront, you exhaust yourself," warned Debra Cherry, a clinical psychologist and the assistant director of the Los Angeles Alzheimer's Assn. "You just have to pace yourself."
October 1, 1992 |
Research is pointing the way to improving the lives of those who shoulder the burden of caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of severe intellectual deterioration in the elderly and one of the leading causes of death in the United States. With the nation's elderly population rapidly growing, Alzheimer's disease is taking a tremendous toll on both those who suffer from the disease and on those who care for them.
December 27, 1992
As I read "When Illness Mars the Joy" (Dec. 15), the years flowed back. My husband suffered a massive stroke in 1987, and I was one of his caregivers (most of us are women) for a good part of the four years he was ill. A considerable help to me was belonging to a national organization, the Well Spouse for the Chronically Ill. This group was formed in response to a book "Mainstay for the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill" by a journalist, Maggie Strong, who told how her life changed while taking care of her husband, who had multiple sclerosis.