Caregiver News Roundup Dec. 6, 2015

ICYMIIn case you missed it, here’s a roundup of caregiver related stories and news from around the web.

The Herald-Tribune reports on a new approach to settling eldercare guardianship disputes that Florida’s 12th circuit court is trying. Called eldercaring coordination, it is a conflict resolution method that invites all interested parties together in the hopes they can develop a caregiving plan.

The New York Times ran a feature on a professor and roboticist from the University of Illinois who received a $1.5 million grant to research how drones can help aging people with household tasks.

According to McKnights, a panel convened  by the American Geriatrics Society developed a new definition for person-centered care. The updated definition states, “Person-centered care means that individuals’ values and preferences are elicited and, once expressed, guide all aspects of their healthcare, supporting their realistic health and life goal. Person-centered care is achieved through a dynamic relationship among individuals, others who are important to them, and all relevant providers. This collaboration informs decision-making to the extent that the individual desires.”

A columnist at the Waxahachietx Daily Light asked aging experts, ““What’s one not-so-well-known source of financial help for seniors that could assist them in paying for senior care?” and then shared the useful answers.

 

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