How to Make Amends Through Caregiving

You might have a huge fight with your mother or a few choice words for your brother when you last spoke to each other. Resentment, regret and tension builds up over time, but suddenly tragedy or old age strikes and suddenly you find yourself with a unique opportunity for redemption. Often times, family members come [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Senior Care, tips for caregivers|1 Comment

Don’t Let Past Resentment Hinder Caregiving Present

Caregiving can be tough, especially when you’re unprepared or your senior or disabled loved one is resistant to care. However, it can be just as difficult if you let the past control your care giving present. Our past interactions with loved ones can affect our responses to calls for care. A shaky relationship with a [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Caregiver Tips, Tips, tips for caregivers|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 | August 19th, 2016|Caregiver Tips, Support, Tips, tips for caregivers|0 Comments

How to Fight Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s and dementia can be scary to a spouse or loved one, especially when they are unprepared. One is more likely to develop these diseases if their thinking and memory is on the decline, especially when they have nothing to boost or maintain these cognitive function. As your senior gets older, it is important to [...]

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 [...]

3 Surprising Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory loss can be a distressing side effect of aging. But unlike Hollywood often portrays, mild memory loss is not the only impairment associated with Alzheimer’s. There are typically several, lesser known signs that can indicate that you, or a loved one have just entered into the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Before you begin to [...]

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 [...]

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 | May 31st, 2016|Caregiver Tips|0 Comments