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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.

Celebrating the Important Role of Semi-Caregivers
7 days ago

Celebrating the Important Role of Semi-Caregivers

In recent years, we have all become conscious of the hidden army of people known as ‘carers’ (‘caregivers’ in the US). These are the people who look after a frail (or confused) family member or friend…
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How to Proactively Prepare Your Work Environment for a Potential Caregiver Crisis
2 weeks ago

How to Proactively Prepare Your Work Environment for a Potential Caregiver Crisis

Elizabeth Miller, a speaker at my third Caregiver Smile Summit, spoke to me about preparing for the inevitable caregiver crisis while you are at work. She is a family caregiver, certified caregiving consultant…
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5 Tips to Handle the Holidays as a Caregiver
3 weeks ago

5 Tips to Handle the Holidays as a Caregiver

The holiday season can be a time filled with nostalgia and tradition, but when you’re caring for an elderly parent or relative, it can also be a time filled with stress and uncertainty…
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Caregiving 101: Using the Internet to Learn What We Never Learned in School
3 weeks ago

Caregiving 101: Using the Internet to Learn What We Never Learned in School

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I don’t think the phrase “leg bag” was ever part of my husband’s and my vocabulary when we were newly-wed several decades ago. But it was just one more thing we learned over the course of his treatment for a stubborn…
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Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care
4 weeks ago

Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care

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It feels like it was yesterday I was helping my parents with their care needs while working a full-time job. Today, I’m the one who has grown older and occasionally needs help, but unlike my parents…
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3 Critical Issues to Consider When Planning to Age in Place
4 weeks ago

3 Critical Issues to Consider When Planning to Age in Place

Seniors and their families must come to grips with many realities when it comes to deciding about aging in place. One’s residence may not be the home sweet home that it used to be when we turn 60 and beyond…
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How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse
1 month ago

How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

It’s time to talk about something that may make many of us very uncomfortable. In fact, we may become so uncomfortable that we may rather ignore – or at least minimize – the issue. I am talking about elder abuse…
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How to Use Technology to Get More from Aging in Place
1 month ago

How to Use Technology to Get More from Aging in Place

Can technology and the older generation mix? Of course! Technology is not just for young people. As we get older, technology can help us improve our day-to-day living and safety…
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Supporting Aging in Place: How Can Family Members Help an Older Person to Prepare?
1 month ago

Supporting Aging in Place: How Can Family Members Help an Older Person to Prepare?

Aging in place, or staying in one’s own home as you get older, is preferred by 76% of Americans in their 50s and above, according to 2018 statistics from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)…
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Aging in Place: How to Prepare Your House for a Retrofit and Renovation
1 month ago

Aging in Place: How to Prepare Your House for a Retrofit and Renovation

Many seniors prefer to spend their golden years in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, but the reality is that it’s not always safe to be home alone past a certain age. Accidents and illnesses may occur…
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