Although caregiving is a labor of love, it can take a major physical, mental, and emotional toll on the one providing the care. If this sounds familiar, these stress management tips are the perfect way to keep caregiver burnout from sidelining you.
In many families, old rivalries can resurface and lead to conflicts as siblings jockey for control while trying to honor their parent’s wishes. If this sounds familiar, using these conflict resolution tips will help ensure your loved one receives the top-notch care they deserve.
Ensuring that everything goes well while navigating through previously uncharted waters as an informal caregiver requires the ability to understand the challenges ahead and how to plan accordingly. What follows are seven things to remember when you suddenly find yourself thrust into the role of caring for another.
Studies consistently show that an overwhelming majority of older adults wish to age in place – at home - rather than relocate to a long-term care facility or nursing home. If your family member only needs assistance with daily living activities to maintain their independence, home care may be the right choice
Keep smiling - that's what most family caregivers want to hear. However, caring for a loved one can become very stressful so it's important for caregivers to stay refreshed.
One mode of self-care that is very helpful to family caregivers is regular involvement in a caregiver support group. See how you can start!
You can make a big difference in the life of your senior loved one by sharing some holiday cheer with them! Here are 6 great ideas.
For seniors, getting into an overly repetitive routine that doesn't engage them mentally can end up taking a serious toll on their health. To prevent that, here is a list of 5 activities to help seniors remain mentally stimulated.
Caring for an aging parent can be more stressful than anyone can imagine. Full-time caregiving comes with an increased risk for health problems, depression, and substance abuse. Understandably, caregiving can take a serious toll on a caregiver’s marriage and relationship with family members.
For most people, experiencing normal grief and bereavement brings with it a period of sorrow, numbness, and sometimes guilt and anger. But for some people, feelings of loss are debilitating and don’t improve, even as time passes. This is known as complicated grief (CG). Here are some tips to cope with this type of grief.