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About Connie Chow

Connie Chow is a founder of DailyCaring.com, a website and email newsletter with free, practical caregiving tips for families caring for older adults. Her mission is to connect caregivers with trustworthy advice and resources. Connie’s insights are in The Huffington Post, BlogHer, About.com, and more. Sign up for helpful caregiving advice at http://dailycaring.com/
Latest Posts | By Connie Chow
9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health
1 month ago

9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health

By  •  Caregiving

Being a caregiver means putting aside large parts of your life in order to care for someone else. That can cause feelings of frustration and resentment, no matter how willing you are to do it. Read More

Caring for the Caregiver: 6 Ways to Get Help and Improve Your Health
5 months ago

Caring for the Caregiver: 6 Ways to Get Help and Improve Your Health

By  •  Caregiving

Caring for the caregiver is a key component in long-term caregiving. Without help, you’re more likely to become exhausted and severely stressed. That often leads to serious health problems and limits your ability to care for others. Read More

6 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay
8 months ago

6 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay

By  •  Caregiving

A stay in the hospital can be confusing, scary and painful. When your older adult is seriously ill, or after a medical emergency, they need extra support during their hospital stay. Read More

Visiting a Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: 10 Tips for Success
11 months ago

Visiting a Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: 10 Tips for Success

Knowing how to visit someone in a nursing home or assisted living isn’t always easy. Some people make brief, stiff visits. Others just don’t visit because they want to avoid awkward moments. Read More

10 Fun Things to Do with Someone in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
1 year ago

10 Fun Things to Do with Someone in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

By  •  Caregiving

When a loved one lives in a nursing home or assisted living, visiting regularly is an important way to stay connected and show how much you care. Spending time with you will brighten their day and knowing when you’ll visit next gives them something to look forward to. Read More

Feeling Unappreciated as a Caregiver? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope
1 year ago

Feeling Unappreciated as a Caregiver? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope

By  •  Caregiving

A caregiver’s sacrifice often goes unappreciated. Feeling unappreciated when you do so much to care for your older adult is a common issue in caregiving. Not feeling valued increases resentment and stress, eventually leading to burnout. Read More

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care
2 years ago

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care

By  •  Caregiving

Deciding between assisted living and in-home care is a tough choice.

When your parent or spouse needs assistance in their daily life, the first thing to do is understand the situation and create a realistic plan to help them live safely and comfortably. Read More

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Need Help: 7 Steps to Get Started
2 years ago

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Need Help: 7 Steps to Get Started

By  •  Caregiving

If your aging parents need help to stay safe and healthy, you’re probably feeling unsure about what to do. Figuring out their needs, understanding the options and making decisions can feel overwhelming. Read More

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You
2 years ago

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You

By  •  Caregiving

Unsafe senior driving is a serious issue. So, when you see warning signs that your parent or spouse is no longer safe behind the wheel, you have to get them to stop. But some older adults stubbornly refuse to give up the keys. Read More

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving
2 years ago

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving

By  •  Caregiving

What do you do when your elderly parent is no longer a safe driver?

How to get an elderly person to stop driving is a top concern among caregivers. If you’ve discovered that your parent or someone close to you is no longer a safe driver, talking to them about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult conversations to have. But it is one that’s extremely important. Read More

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