Don’t Burden Your Caregiver

Often times caregivers are commended by others for giving up a normal life to take care of their disabled or elderly loved one, but there is actually another narrative not often discussed. While the caregiver is taking time from their own lives to care for someone, that person could end up being ungrateful and burdening [...]

By | 2017-02-13T17:42:29+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Support, Tips|0 Comments

How Millennials Can Be Proper Caregivers

According to AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, about 25 percent of U.S. caregivers fall between the age of 18 and 34. However, many of them have little to no experience with serious illness, making health care decisions or dealing with health insurance. Millennials are also known to be long-distance caregivers, as their new [...]

By | 2016-09-12T15:34:29+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Caregiver Tips, Support, Tips, tips for caregivers|0 Comments

How to Deal with Caregiving Hopelessness

You never really see it coming and then it happens. Your spouse or loved one has a tragic accident and is now physically disabled. You go through the difficulties together of trying to relearn navigating around the house, installing the proper technology and resources in your home for accessibility and even counseling for how they [...]

5 Tips On How to Deal With A Parent With Dementia or Alzheimer’s

You saw the signs, or maybe you didn’t, but either way, it’s here. You don’t realize that it’s one of your biggest fears until it happens: they’re no longer themselves, or worse, they can’t remember who you are. But, all is not lost. Here are 5 tips on how to deal with a parent who [...]

When Is It Time to Consider a Nursing Home?

The dreaded day has finally arrived. You were distracted by simultaneously finishing up a late work project, trying to cook dinner, and pick out your dad’s clothes, when suddenly you notice the front door is ajar and your dad is nowhere to be found. Panic sets in, and your immediately begin frantically searching for your [...]

4 Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents

If you suddenly find yourself caring for a disabled parent, you’re in good company. Currently, there are more than 60 million families taking care of an aging or disabled parent. Though the development of and circulation of useful technology has somewhat eased the physical and emotional stress often associated with taking care of an elderly [...]

Caregiving 101: Recognizing and Avoiding Caregiving Burnout

Taking care of your loved ones can be a rewarding experience. However, there’s no doubt about it-- the constant demands of caregiving can be overwhelming. The stress associated with caregiving significantly increases when there’s little to no chance that your family member will recover from their disability. And if left unchecked, that stress can eventually [...]

By | 2017-02-13T17:42:32+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Caregiver Tips|0 Comments