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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.

6 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay
3 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

Even Caregivers Need Help! Here’s How to Care for the Caregiver Next Door
3 months ago

Even Caregivers Need Help! Here’s How to Care for the Caregiver Next Door

I must begin this article with a confession. There was a time when a middle-aged couple lived kitty-corner across the street from our house. We didn’t know them well. Our interaction was limited to a wave when we saw each other across the street. Read More

4 Years, 5 Deaths and 4 Powerful Caregiver Lessons
3 months ago

4 Years, 5 Deaths and 4 Powerful Caregiver Lessons

I’ve decided to just come out and say it. The last four years of our lives have sucked! ‘Our,’ as in my wife, Kathy, and I. Here is a rundown of events… Read More

8 Ways to Be There for Someone Who Is Sick
3 months ago

8 Ways to Be There for Someone Who Is Sick

As we age, there’s no way to escape the constant stream of friends and loved ones who must deal with difficult diagnoses. Whether it’s auto-immune disease, chronic pain, cancer treatment or any other challenging disease, chances are it limits our loved one’s ability to life a fully active life. Read More

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones
4 months ago

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones

I grew up with a Mom that pulled out all the stops for the holidays. Our entire house was decorated inside and out from the weekend before Thanksgiving to the weekend after New Year’s. Our house looked like a Hallmark Christmas card.  Read More

Family Caregiver Ideas – 5 Ways to Boost Your Loved One’s Spirit
5 months ago

Family Caregiver Ideas – 5 Ways to Boost Your Loved One’s Spirit

Are you a caregiver for an aging parent? While seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s are being encouraged more than ever to stay active, get out and enjoy life, the stark reality is that many experience stress and anxiety over health, financial and independence issues. Read More

Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over
5 months ago

Finding Purpose in Your Life After the Caregiving Is Over

Being a family caregiver can be both a full-time job and life’s sole purpose during its duration. One thing is certain, though: The cycle of life continues, and loved ones die. Read More

Why Caregivers Need Our Help and What to Do About It
5 months ago

Why Caregivers Need Our Help and What to Do About It

The 2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival just finished here in Bali. It’s an exciting annual event that brings in authors from around the world, inspiring audiences with new ideas, current events and touching stories. Read More

5 Reasons We Honor National Family Caregivers’ Month
5 months ago

5 Reasons We Honor National Family Caregivers’ Month

By  •  Caregiving

In the late 1970s, my aunt was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was married, raising her three children and working full-time when she was diagnosed. Read More

Is Halloween Too Scary for People with Dementia?
6 months ago

Is Halloween Too Scary for People with Dementia?

I’m not sure which was more exciting for my grandpa: having trick-or-treaters come to the door, or calling my mom the next morning to report how many he’d had. Read More

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