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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.

Taking Your Loved One to the Doctor? Don’t Forget this Caregiver Checklist
3 months ago

Taking Your Loved One to the Doctor? Don’t Forget this Caregiver Checklist

Do you help take your parents to their doctor’s appointments? If you’re a woman over 50 in the United States, chances are high that you do.

While the average age of a family caregiver is around 49, over a third of all family caregivers are actually over 65. In addition to helping with daily tasks like shopping, giving medicine and preparing food, family caregivers often tend to transportation to doctor’s appointments as well. Read More

Don’t Know What to Say to a New Caregiver? Here Are 5 Supportive Things to Say
3 months ago

Don’t Know What to Say to a New Caregiver? Here Are 5 Supportive Things to Say

Have you noticed that sometimes people don’t speak to disabled or ill persons because they don’t really know what to say? The same is true about caregivers. If friends don’t know exactly what to say to us, sometimes they say nothing at all. Read More

How the Arts Can Reduce Anxiety and Be of Emotional Benefit to Older People
3 months ago

How the Arts Can Reduce Anxiety and Be of Emotional Benefit to Older People

Createquity is an online think tank that helps make sense of the news and research in the arts world. Their review of the evidence that connects the arts with our emotions reveals four things: Read More

5 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver
4 months ago

5 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver

Caregivers are usually dependable, persistent, detailed, vigilant – and seemingly tireless. But not many people would characterize caregivers as lonely. Yet as a caregiver, I have experienced many periods of loneliness. Depending on your circumstances, you may feel the same way. Read More

4 Ways to Combat Family Caregiver Workforce Discrimination
4 months ago

4 Ways to Combat Family Caregiver Workforce Discrimination

Six in ten family caregivers are employed, the majority work full time. Surprisingly, 25 percent of family caregivers are Millennials.

According to Met Life, in the U.S. alone, employers incur $13.4 billion per year in added health care costs, and lost productivity is as high as $34 billion. Read More

3 Great Ways to Manage Caregiver Isolation
4 months ago

3 Great Ways to Manage Caregiver Isolation

I believe caregivers are warriors. They are like angels walking on earth fighting for those around them who need to be protected, cared for and heard.

Strong, committed and dedicated, caregivers all over the world show up and selfishly put the needs of others before their own and champion for those who can’t do it for themselves. Read More

9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health
4 months ago

9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health

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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

Caregiving and Care Receiving Equal Resilience in Action
5 months ago

Caregiving and Care Receiving Equal Resilience in Action

As you know, fear and stress on the body can accumulate over time. It imprints in ways that you may not be prepared for, through the subtle and cumulative impressions of our experiences on our body and mind. It does not feel good at all. Read More

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying
6 months ago

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of life. She kept having visits to the hospital and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. Read More

Caregiver Ideas: 5 Reasons to Consider Sharing Live Music with the Elderly
6 months ago

Caregiver Ideas: 5 Reasons to Consider Sharing Live Music with the Elderly

Many in the aging services professions are already aware of the power of music on healing and particularly with dementia patients. Many patients can remember and sing songs even in advanced stages, long after they’ve stopped recognizing names and faces. Read More