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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.

4 Reasons to Move Your Loved One Into a Nursing Home
4 months ago

4 Reasons to Move Your Loved One Into a Nursing Home

Whether it is a parent, spouse or close friend or family member, deciding to move them into a nursing home can be an emotional one. Read More

From Crisis to Comfort: 4 Ways to Become a Better Care Partner
4 months ago

From Crisis to Comfort: 4 Ways to Become a Better Care Partner

Most care partners are thrust into their duties through a crisis situation: a sudden diagnosis; a slip or fall. I was one of those, thrust into a situation after my sister passed. Read More

7 Home Workout Ideas for Family Caregivers
4 months ago

7 Home Workout Ideas for Family Caregivers

Lifting your loved one or supporting their weight when they walk may seem like a workout in itself, day in and day out. However, there are many reasons you need to go beyond your usual caregiving duties and find a way to truly exercise each day. Read More

4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver
4 months ago

4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver

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A few years ago, my father-in-law experienced a major medical crisis and as a result he was hospitalized. He was in intensive care for a time but eventually gained enough strength so that he was able to return home. Read More

States Beginning to Get the Message: Family Caregivers Need and Deserve Help!
4 months ago

States Beginning to Get the Message: Family Caregivers Need and Deserve Help!

Being a caregiver is tough, especially if you still have a job. Not only do you need to deal with the stress of looking after a loved one, but, you need to manage your career as well. Read More

3 Ways That Caregivers Can Handle Change and Face the New Normal
4 months ago

3 Ways That Caregivers Can Handle Change and Face the New Normal

I was in my late 50s when I began taking care of my parents, so our family dynamic was pretty established. We were a family of strong personalities. My Mom was the boss and controlled all the family matters. My Dad was patient, easy and outgoing and let her rule the roost. Read More

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

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

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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
5 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
5 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
5 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

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