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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.

5 Things I Learned About Hospice Care When Mom Passed
11 months ago

5 Things I Learned About Hospice Care When Mom Passed

By  •  Family

A month before mom passed, I had the opportunity to attend a health care meeting at a local residential hospice. In my 15 years living in North Carolina, I had never been there and boy was I impressed. So when mom faced the need for hospice care, I immediately knew where we were going to go. Read More

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You
11 months ago

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You

By  •  Family

Unsafe senior driving is a serious issue. So, when you see warning signs that your parent or spouse is no longer safe behind the wheel, you have to get them to stop. But some older adults stubbornly refuse to give up the keys. Read More

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia
11 months ago

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia

There is huge media interest these days about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Every day it seems there is a newspaper headline talking about a supposed cure or a celebrity who has been affected. Research indicates that because we are more aware of it, we are more afraid of it. Read More

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan
11 months ago

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan

By  •  Family

Being the primary care partner for a person living with dementia is tough.

Beyond the grief of watching a person you love go through an unforgiving disease process, you’ve got the practical matter of another grown person’s life to manage, as well as your own. Read More

5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey
11 months ago

5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Start Your Caregiving Journey

By  •  Family

I was completely unprepared for my caregiving journey and set out on choppy waters because I was determined to care for my parents. Read More

How to Keep Your Self-Identity as a Senior Care Partner
11 months ago

How to Keep Your Self-Identity as a Senior Care Partner

By  •  Family

Caring for a parent or partner living with dementia can become an all-consuming task. It is often an experience that becomes your whole life. Some care partners take on the role because they want to, some because they feel they have to, and others because they never considered any other option. Read More

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient
12 months ago

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be an emotional and exhausting process.

A typical day is consumed by activities of daily living, medical care, and the everyday struggles associated with memory loss. When lost in the haze of our daily routine, it can be all too easy to miss out on opportunities to spend quality time with each other. Read More

5 Tips for Turning Your Caregiver Duties from Burdens to Opportunities
12 months ago

5 Tips for Turning Your Caregiver Duties from Burdens to Opportunities

By  •  Family

Are you a family caregiver to a loved one? Many are. In fact, nearly 40 million Americans are caregivers. Six in 10 are employed while juggling caregiving. And a surprising 25% of family caregivers are Millennials. Read More

What We Learned Visiting Hundreds of Senior Living Communities
12 months ago

What We Learned Visiting Hundreds of Senior Living Communities

By  •  Family

The Seniorly Team has visited hundreds of senior housing properties in their quest to consolidate senior care information for families searching online. With their combined experiences, they have truly seen it all. Read More

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts
1 year ago

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts

By  •  Family

In working with 1,100 people living with dementia, I’ve found working with them is the easy part! It’s their families who are much more challenging. Read More