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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.

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse
4 months ago

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15.7% of people 60 years and older are subjected to abuse. These are underestimates, of course, because most cases of elder abuse are not reported. Read More

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

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

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

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger
4 months ago

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger

My Mom, who had been diagnosed with dementia, was leaning up against the sink in the bathroom. Her soapy hands were under running water. I was reaching around her trying to gently use a nail brush to clean under her nails; she’d just had another accident and her hands and nails were a mess. Read More

How I Learned to Practice Patience as a Caregiver
4 months ago

How I Learned to Practice Patience as a Caregiver

I’m not a patient woman by nature. I’ve never gone slowly and carefully into things but run full bore ahead. One of my mottos is, “If all else fails, read the directions.” Read More

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?
5 months ago

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?

What is a staycation and how can it make caregiving during the summer easier? Let me explain. Read More

Caring for Elderly Parents? Make Sure You Have These 4 Essentials
5 months ago

Caring for Elderly Parents? Make Sure You Have These 4 Essentials

When it comes to providing quality care for a beloved aging parent, many a lesson are learned ‘on the job.’

Recognizing signs of cognitive decline, learning how to manage incontinence, getting loved ones out and exercising – and essentially becoming executive administrators of prescription refills, appointment wrangling and transportation – are just a handful of tasks you may already be dealing with. Read More

4 Tips for Enhancing Your Spiritual Wellness as a Caregiver
5 months ago

4 Tips for Enhancing Your Spiritual Wellness as a Caregiver

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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy is known for her strength in the face of adversity, but few recognize that she was also a family caregiver. Rose’s first notable experience as a caregiver began when her daughter Rosemary Kennedy was diagnosed with an undetermined mental disability. Read More

Exploring the Power and Comfort of Music in Hospice Care
6 months ago

Exploring the Power and Comfort of Music in Hospice Care

When loved ones are dying it’s easy to feel helpless. We desperately want and need comfort. And we yearn to stay connected as long as possible.

Music can be the gift that offers both comfort and connection.

Here are some stories of people whom it helped during their time in hospice care. Read More

What is a Caregiver Cruise and Why Should You Consider Taking One?
6 months ago

What is a Caregiver Cruise and Why Should You Consider Taking One?

There are 66 million family caregivers in the U.S. alone; 70% are female and 25% are Millennials. Caregivers suffer worsened health than non-caregivers and 40-60% report symptoms of depression. Some caregivers, like my sister, pre-decease the ones for whom they care. Read More

When it Comes to End of Life Care, Don’t Fall for Magical Thinking!
6 months ago

When it Comes to End of Life Care, Don’t Fall for Magical Thinking!

By  •  Caregiving

You may not think you’re susceptible to magical thinking, but don’t discount the possibility that it will make its presence felt when you least expect it. Read More

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