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Latest Posts By Connie Chow

2 weeks ago

Feeling Unappreciated as a Caregiver? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope

A caregiver’s sacrifice often goes unappreciated. Feeling unappreciated when you do so much to care for your older adult is a common issue in caregiving. Not feeling valued increases resentment and stress, eventually leading to burnout…

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4 weeks ago

Caring for the Caregiver: 6 Ways to Get Help and Improve Your Health

Caring for the caregiver is a key component in long-term caregiving. Without help, you’re more likely to become exhausted and severely stressed. That often leads to serious health problems and limits your ability to care for others…

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1 month ago

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

A stay in the hospital can be confusing, scary and painful. When an older adult is seriously ill, or after a medical emergency, they need extra support during their hospital stay…

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1 year ago

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Need Help: 7 Steps to Get Started

If your aging parents need help to stay safe and healthy, you’re probably feeling unsure about what to do. Focusing on something concrete helps you feel more in control of the situation. Use these seven steps to turn…

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3 years 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

4 years ago

9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health

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

5 years ago

Visiting a Loved One in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: 10 Tips for Success

Knowing how to visit someone in a nursing home or assisted living isn’t always easy. Some people make brief, stiff visits. Others just don’t visit because they want to avoid awkward moments. Read More

5 years ago

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care

Deciding between assisted living and in-home care is a tough choice.

When your parent or spouse needs assistance in their daily life, the first thing to do is understand the situation and create a realistic plan to help them live safely and comfortably. Read More

6 years ago

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

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

6 years ago

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving

What do you do when your elderly parent is no longer a safe driver?

How to get an elderly person to stop driving is a top concern among caregivers. If you’ve discovered that your parent or someone close to you is no longer a safe driver, talking to them about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult conversations to have. But it is one that’s extremely important. Read More