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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 to Do When Memory Care Just Isn’t Working
2 days ago

What to Do When Memory Care Just Isn’t Working

By  •  Family

Memory care isn’t what it used to be. I recently had 11 families in two countries reach out to me about the appalling care their loved ones living with dementia are receiving. Read More

4 Common Family Caregiver Challenges and How to Overcome Them
3 days ago

4 Common Family Caregiver Challenges and How to Overcome Them

By  •  Family

Being a family caregiver is becoming the norm for more and more Americans, with roughly 44 million people – and growing – providing care for a loved one in the U.S. Read More

6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate When Your Parent or Partner Lives in Memory Care
5 days ago

6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate When Your Parent or Partner Lives in Memory Care

By  •  Family

No one chooses to make a move to memory care on a whim. It’s an emotionally bruising experience, often made when you’re most exhausted and vulnerable. Read More

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse
1 week 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
3 weeks ago

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

By  •  Family

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
3 weeks ago

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger

By  •  Family

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
1 month ago

How I Learned to Practice Patience as a Caregiver

By  •  Family

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?
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

By  •  Family

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
2 months ago

4 Tips for Enhancing Your Spiritual Wellness as a Caregiver

By  •  Family

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