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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.

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

4 Common Family Caregiver Challenges and How to Overcome Them

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
3 years ago

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

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
3 years 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

How I Learned to Practice Patience as a Caregiver
3 years 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?
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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?
3 years 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!
3 years ago

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

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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