Tag Archives: caregiver support

Elder Care: Prioritize Help

by: Marion Somers Caregiving can often feel like a lot to take on, but it is important to prioritize help. The first thing you must do is figure out exactly what kind of help you need. Often, your elder's needs (as well as your own) can be met by tapping into your network of family…
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Some Information on Live in Caregivers

by: Alvaro Buckley If you have a senior citizen in the family then it is imperative to give them round the clock attention so that they can go about their daily chores normally. Taking care of older people is not as easy as babysitting as they can be nasty and refuse to cooperate; because they think…
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Enjoying Visits With Your Elderly Family Member

By Erin Treder It's not easy to see someone close to you lose her ability to communicate as she once did. As the family member of a person who is confused, you may find communicating with your loved one increasingly difficult. Alzheimer's disease and related dementia can affect a person's ability to understand information and make…
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Taking Care of a Loved One During the Holidays?

By Gretchen Canedo The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time spent with our loved ones. But if are caring for a loved one needing personal assistance in order to help them remain living at home, you know the season can quickly turn into a period of emotional stress and physical exhaustion. The best…
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Caregivers – Be Proud of Yourselves

Taking care of elderly parents can be a demanding and sometimes unrewarding task.  It doesn’t make all that much difference whether you have your parents in an assisted living center and feel the pinch of finding the time for frequent visits, or whether you have them at home with you.  The sense of responsibility; the…
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Wheelchair Rentals – It's Easier Than You Think

By Chris A West Even though you may enjoy walking around with a cane, there are some times where you may want to enjoy a wheelchair. If you do not want to purchase one and your healthcare agency will not provide one, then you can always look into some wheelchair rentals. These will come in handy…
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A Mile in Their Moccasins – Part 1 – Purpose

An old Native American proverb tells us “Never criticize others till you have walked a mile in their moccasins.” Do you know what it’s like to be old?  I don’t now and I surely didn’t when caring for my now deceased mother.  One of her  favorite treats when I came to visit was going out…
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How can I be in two places at once? Part II

By Joy Loverde The modern day reality of long-distance caregiving is being limited in terms of relationships, time, distance, stamina, and skill. Here are a few tips from my book, The Complete Eldercare Planner on how to create a network of support from others who can help share the care and lighten our load: (more…)
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How can I be in two places at once? Part I

By Joy Loverde In the world of eldercare, the process of caring for aging parents and loved ones requires that we learn an entirely new set of sometimes confusing rules and roles. On any given day we’ll grapple with questions like who makes the decisions and who pays for what? We’ll also ride the emotional…
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Gaining Essential Support as a Caregiver: Part Two

by Christy Cuellar-Wentz Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job.  Even if we have support during part of the day, the rest of those hours can really add up.  And unlike sleep deprived new parents, those of us providing eldercare cannot look forward to a bright future that our loved one is moving toward.  Our…
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