Finding enough hours in the day to juggle caregiving with a household and job can push even the most seasoned caregivers to the breaking point. If this describes you, these time management tips will help you get more done with less stress.
Staying recharged and refreshed as an informal caregiver is the key to ensuring that your loved one lives out the remainder of their life with the dignity and respect they deserve. What follows are several sure-fire ways to avoid caregiver burnout when looking after a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
Once you’ve selected a reputable provider, getting the most out of your home care experience as days transition into months – and even years – takes planning and perseverance.
One of the best ways for overworked caregivers to decompress is by starting a caregiving journal. As a proven self-care practice, what follows are several benefits that journaling offers you when caring for another.
If you possess a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others while unleashing your full potential, caregiving could be your calling.
After much discussion, your family has decided to hire your aging mother a “personal assistant” so she can continue living safely and comfortably in her home. To help you along, here are the duties of a professional Home Health Aide, along with bonus tips on how to find the best one.
The end of the year is always an opportune time to pause and reflect on how to make positive changes in one’s life. That said, family caregivers can also use New Year's resolutions to plan for the upcoming year and strategize how to stay refreshed as the trying day's transition into weeks and months.
Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Adding numerous holiday activities to an already full plate can push even the most seasoned caregiver to the breaking point.
Your share of the caregiving duties can vary depending on the level of required care, the number of caregivers involved, and the time commitment it takes. Using these tips when developing your caregiving support system will help ensure all your loved one's needs get met.
The average caregiver often struggles with having enough time to juggle a household and job with holiday activities and caregiving duties. If this describes you, here are some creative ways to celebrate the holidays this year without experiencing caregiver guilt.