We know how challenging it is to be a caregiver – how easy it is to feel overwhelmed, to feel like there’s not enough time in the day. But it can help to know that you’re not alone. In this section of our blog, we cover practical tips on caring for aging loved-ones, effective respite care ideas, and other topics just for caregivers.
Being a family caregiver is a noble and rewarding role, but it can also be incredibly challenging and emotionally taxing. As we dedicate ourselves to caring for our loved ones, we often overlook the impact it has on our own well-being. In this blog post, we will explore practical tips to help caregivers recover from burnout and cope with the stress they face.
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not uncommon for family members to become their primary caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease at home – where the environment is familiar to them – is beneficial. However, it can also be very challenging. Establishing a daily routine, creating a safe home environment, planning engaging activities, improving communication, and planning for respite care will give you a roadmap in your caregiving journey.
As people age, they may need more and more assistance to do things that gave them no trouble at all in their younger days. This increasing reliance on others can cause helplessness or self-doubt for some older adults. As caregivers, we have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the seniors we assist.
Being a caregiver to an aging parent can be a tough job. When combined with trying to parent your own children, there are bound to be some periods that feel stressful or overwhelming. Fortunately, if your children are old enough, you have a unique opportunity to benefit everyone in the family.
If your loved one finds themselves suddenly needing to use a wheelchair, a once familiar home can seem like alien terrain. While you may not have the resources to complete any heavy-duty remodeling, there are a few simple modifications you can do to make your home more accessible and accommodating for wheelchairs.
Dementia can cause a wide range of symptoms that can make eating difficult, such as declining motor skills and difficulty communicating. As a caregiver, one of the most common challenges of caring for people with dementia is ensuring that they maintain a healthy appetite.
After your loved one moves to an assisted living community, visiting regularly is an important way to stay connected and show how much you care. In fact, healthcare experts agree that frequent visitation and socialization can help keep your loved ones physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy as they age – even when you’re just popping […]
Strength, sight, reflexes, and mobility naturally decline as you get older. What these attributes have in common is that they all help to either avoid tripping hazards, or recover from a stumble and prevent a fall. Even for healthy individuals, the chances of falling only increase with age. In fact, falling is a seriously common […]