The Double Edged Sword of Elder Care for Medical Professionals with Terri Foster of WRAAA

+ more

 

In the medical industry, sometimes an overlooked area is Elderly Care. Since long-term care has a long history of caregivers consisting primarily of family members, there aren’t always enough resources available in this particular field. The Center for Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit group that has dedicated itself to provide those resources, serving aging and disabled patients, their caregivers, and their needs.

The group’s Director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, Terri Foster, explained on the podcast that 70 percent of Americans who are currently 65 or over will need some form of long-term care; but their caregivers, who are sometimes full-time medical professionals, need attention as well. Full-time caregivers can suffer from caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue, which can have serious negative effects for themselves and the people for which they care.

“When you give up some of those caregiving responsibilities and go back to just being spouse again, you’re going to enjoy each other’s time more.”

Terri greatly details the many services WRAAA offers to these communities of caregivers and patients, and explains that through prevention, future elderly people will have a lesser need for long-term care.

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Healthcare Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @HealthMKSL
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Latest

How Will the NFT Market Shake Up Auction Houses?
April 9, 2021
Their primary practice is based around asset protection, trusts & estates, as well as representing high net-worth individuals like art collectors, designers, wine importers & producers, and Read more
Why Credentialing Platforms Have to Fill the Void in Job Skills that Universities Are Creating
April 9, 2021
Numbers are up across the board for employer-based credential programs as companies develop a robust parallel higher education infrastructure. Research out of credentialing platform Credly found that Read more
The Longterm Impact of Retail Closures in 2021
April 9, 2021
  The CEO of Mainvest, Nick Mathews, discusses big news out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics on massive incoming retail closures in 2021. He breaks down which sectors are most impacted, but Read more