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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 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver
2 years ago

5 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver

Caregivers are usually dependable, persistent, detailed, vigilant – and seemingly tireless. But not many people would characterize caregivers as lonely. Yet as a caregiver, I have experienced many periods of loneliness. Depending on your circumstances, you may feel the same way. Read More

4 Ways to Combat Family Caregiver Workforce Discrimination
2 years ago

4 Ways to Combat Family Caregiver Workforce Discrimination

Six in ten family caregivers are employed, the majority work full time. Surprisingly, 25 percent of family caregivers are Millennials.

According to Met Life, in the U.S. alone, employers incur $13.4 billion per year in added health care costs, and lost productivity is as high as $34 billion. Read More

3 Great Ways to Manage Caregiver Isolation
2 years ago

3 Great Ways to Manage Caregiver Isolation

I believe caregivers are warriors. They are like angels walking on earth fighting for those around them who need to be protected, cared for and heard.

Strong, committed and dedicated, caregivers all over the world show up and selfishly put the needs of others before their own and champion for those who can’t do it for themselves. Read More

9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health
2 years ago

9 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Resentment and Improve Health

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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

Caregiver Ideas: 5 Reasons to Consider Sharing Live Music with the Elderly
2 years ago

Caregiver Ideas: 5 Reasons to Consider Sharing Live Music with the Elderly

Many in the aging services professions are already aware of the power of music on healing and particularly with dementia patients. Many patients can remember and sing songs even in advanced stages, long after they’ve stopped recognizing names and faces. Read More

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying
2 years ago

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of life. She kept having visits to the hospital and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. Read More

Myths, Facts and Reasons to Consider a Senior Move Manager
2 years ago

Myths, Facts and Reasons to Consider a Senior Move Manager

I had the pleasure of recently interviewing Mary Kay Buysee, Executive Director of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) here in the U.S.  Read More

4 Ways to Communicate Effectively with the Nursing Home
2 years ago

4 Ways to Communicate Effectively with the Nursing Home

I suspect nearly all of you have friends or relatives living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

We all know that society tends to hold negative perceptions about nursing homes. They’re sometimes seen as places we should avoid and mistrust. Sadly, in some instances, they deserve this reputation. Read More

Cookies or Carrots? Should Caregivers Give Comfort Foods or Focus on Healthy Eating?
2 years ago

Cookies or Carrots? Should Caregivers Give Comfort Foods or Focus on Healthy Eating?

I was recently speaking with a fellow caregiver warrior, and she was telling me how in the days before her father passed, the only thing he would eat was ice cream. Read More

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

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

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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. Read More