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Caregiving

Caregiving is a rewarding, frustrating, inspiring experience. Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or your partner, it’s important to remember to also take care of yourself. We can help.

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas
6 hours ago

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas

Most of us have at least one or two caregivers in our lives. As the holidays arrive and gift lists are being made, we often come at a loss when we need to think of an appropriate gift for caregivers. Read More

Caregiver Ideas: 4 Tips for Finding Mobility Equipment for Your Loved One
2 weeks ago

Caregiver Ideas: 4 Tips for Finding Mobility Equipment for Your Loved One

For caregivers already under physical, emotional, and financial stress, a situation can become even direr when the person you care for has mobility challenges that make it difficult for them to get around. Read More

4 Important Tips to Safely Manage Your Elder Relatives’ Medications
2 weeks ago

4 Important Tips to Safely Manage Your Elder Relatives’ Medications

When we get to our 50s or 60s, many of us become long-distance caregivers. For us, the holidays often provide an opportunity to visit elderly parents or other relatives and check in on how they’re doing. Read More

3 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About
1 month ago

3 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

It’s good to feel needed, right? And everybody needs somebody. But for Baby Boomers, it can often feel like everybody needs you. Read More

Embracing Elder Care: The Next Generation of Talented, Passionate Women
1 month ago

Embracing Elder Care: The Next Generation of Talented, Passionate Women

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We rarely take time to dwell on this, but at some future point, many of us will need assistance as physical disabilities, chronic illness, frailty, or dementia take hold. Read More

Where Did She Get That Red Hair? And Other Things We Need to Ask Our Elderly Parents Now
1 month ago

Where Did She Get That Red Hair? And Other Things We Need to Ask Our Elderly Parents Now

It happens every time: I come to a senior assisted living facility to do a workshop on telling life stories. I enter a room filled with seniors in varying degrees of ability. Some are in wheelchairs, some have caregivers, some clearly can’t hear or see very well. Read More

5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter
2 months ago

5 Useful Tips for Navigating Dementia After 60 – The Advice of a Caring Daughter

In the past months, I have been navigating the rough and turbulent waters of dementia, trying to cope with the changes I observe in my mother’s behavior. Read More

5 Considerate Tips to Help You Decorate for the Holidays – Caregiving Style
2 months ago

5 Considerate Tips to Help You Decorate for the Holidays – Caregiving Style

Yes, it is fall, which means we are approaching the holiday season. The retail stores are crowded with holiday decorations, which, ultimately, poses the question, “Should we decorate our living space when we are a caregiver?” Read More

3 Things to Keep an Eye Out For When Visiting Your Elderly Relatives During the Holidays
2 months ago

3 Things to Keep an Eye Out For When Visiting Your Elderly Relatives During the Holidays

Before you know it, the holiday rush will be upon us. Often, for adult children, it is one of the few times they get to see mom and dad during the year. Families can be separated by distance (and much more) and caregiving from afar can be difficult, stressful and time-consuming. Read More

3 Tips (You May Have Ignored) to Help You Deal with Long Distance Caregiving
2 months ago

3 Tips (You May Have Ignored) to Help You Deal with Long Distance Caregiving

There are millions of long-distance caregivers, and the numbers are growing every day. Distances vary, though loved ones who need care may live in another state or even another country. My parents lived in the same state but 90 miles away. It was a 2-hour commute each way for me.  Read More