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    Caregiver Advice

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    Caregiver Advice

What is Family Caregiving?

June 22, 2022 For those becoming a family member's caregiver for the first time, the responsibilities may seem overwhelming. Thankfully, caregiving can also come with a lot of support and self-growth. Medical treatments are advancing each year, and people are living longer. Consequently, more people are becoming caregivers. Read on to find ways to increase support, overcome challenges, and continually improve your caregiving experience. Before diving in, we should explore...

How to Share Caregiving Responsibilities with Family Members

June 8, 2022 When an elderly parent's health declines, it can become a challenging time for a family. Caregiving for a loved one is no easy task, but with a well-thought-out caregiving plan, your family can come together as a united front to do what is needed for your parent. Here are some helpful tips for sharing caregiving responsibilities among family members. Tip #1: Talk About Caregiving Responsibilities Begin with...

Tips for Caregivers of People with Dementia

May 25, 2022 Nationwide, ordinary individuals are being thrust into the caregiver role for their aging parents. According to most recent estimates, millions of people are currently caring for a friend or family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia. For many of these caregivers, their loved one's daily care demands can be overwhelming. To help simplify the process and provide a little clarity during these trying...

10 Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

May 18, 2022 Disorders such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Lewy Body are all forms of a condition known as Dementia. These diseases affect the brain resulting in loss of memory, problem-solving, and other thinking-related issues that are severe enough to alter your daily life. Many people diagnosed with Dementia are not able to properly care for themselves, so they have to rely on a spouse, family member, or in-home caregiver...

Stress Management for Caregivers

April 27, 2022 As the population ages, caregiving roles are being taken over by individuals who are not in the healthcare industry. In fact, around 1 in 3 adults in the United States provides some form of care for another adult. People often rush into this role, not understanding how hard it can be at times to be a primary caregiver - leading to a pressure cooker of stress that...

Caregiver Time Management Strategies

April 13, 2022 Becoming a caregiver to a senior often requires extensive planning and time management for success. Unfortunately, many caregivers will have these responsibilities compounded on top of their existing obligations, including work and family time. Ensuring that the senior you care for has the attention they need while also maintaining your own needs can take some restructuring and attention to detail in your daily schedules. While every situation...

Tips For Caregivers

October 13, 2021 Being a caregiver for someone you love is the most honest and pure act of kindness there is. However, it is often a challenge and can also be stressful. It is important to know that feeling this way is okay, and there are many steps you can take to make the best of the situation. When your loved one has Alzheimer's, cancer, dementia, or any other common...

How To Be a Great Caregiver

September 14, 2021 Being a caregiver can be incredibly rewarding. Whether it is your actual job, or you found yourself in the position of having to care for a loved one, caregiving is an important and necessary job. It is done with love, patience, and intention to give the person you care about the highest possible quality of life. The need for caregivers in America has grown in the last...

Tips for new caregivers

August 10, 2021 Being responsible for the livelihood of someone is a huge responsibility. Whether you have a plan in place or it happens suddenly when caring for a loved one, it will always be a scary and stressful situation. It is essential to know how to make the best of circumstances and make the experience rewarding while extending time with your loved one. Below we offer a few tips...

Determining the Type of Care Your Loved One Needs

Caregivers for seniors typically need to help their loved ones with many different activities ranging from general hygiene to ensuring their bills are paid. Since this can be incredibly overwhelming for some family members to tackle on their own, it is important to understand the various types of care available for your loved one and the level of assistance that each provides. Defining the unique needs of the current caregiver and the...