Approaching Advance Directives

David Hominik, Legal Services Developer, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services The National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD) organization (http://www.nhdd.org) states that 90% of adults know about advance directives (ADs) but less than 30% have one....

Caregiver Fatigue

In this month’s edition, we asked a former caregiver and two gerontologists for their perspectives on compassion fatigue, which generally refers to the stress, strain or burnout that caregivers may experience after extended periods of caregiving. As you might imagine,...