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Mindfulness & Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

At HomeChoice Home Care Solutions, we’ve met and assisted hundreds of family caregivers over the past 15+ years. We understand how important mindfulness and self-care are for these special people, and we’d love to share these five tips to help you be your best for yourself and your family.

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Respite Care – Know Your Options and Avoid Caregiver Burnout

As the days go by and the added stress of caregiving builds, many informal caregivers run the risk of developing a condition known as caregiver burnout. When left unaddressed, the mental, physical, and emotional toll of caregiver burnout can lower the quality of life of both caregiver and care recipient.

Avoid Letting Caregiving Adversely Affect Your Marriage and Family Life

Your aging in place elderly mother has been in declining health for several years now. She lives nearby, so you and your spouse take turns providing mom with the care she needs. But you both also have jobs, a household and two active children to manage. Some days you and your spouse hardly see one another at all, and now the kids are starting to complain. What should you do?

How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

Providing care to an elderly loved one is a labor of love, but millions of family caregivers every year experience a condition called “caregiver fatigue”. Caregiver fatigue is common amongst members of the “Sandwich Generation”, or those adults who are caught in between raising children and caring for an elderly parent at the same time. Thankfully, staying recharged and refreshed is possible when using these tips from the pros.

How Can I Balance Caregiving with Work and Family Responsibilities?

For the past 6 months you’ve been caring for your elderly mother while also working full time and raising two school-aged kids. As a member of the Sandwich Generation, trying to balance caregiving with a job and household can be overwhelming. However, it is possible when you take this approach.

5 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Your aging in place elderly mother is chronically ill, so you’ve been serving as her sole caregiver for several months now. But between getting mom to her doctor’s appointments and treatments, and helping her around the house, you hardly have time to take care of yourself. You’re having trouble sleeping, constantly feel stressed-out, and can’t remember the last time you went to the gym. Are you starting to get caregiver burnout?

When It Is Time to Consider Respite Care

Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. The average family caregiver in the U.S. also juggles at least a part-time job and household with their caregiving responsibilities, which makes their lives even more challenging. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.

How Are YOU Doing? Letting Others Care About You

It is probably the most common exchange in the human language. Conversations begin with "how are you doing?" and no matter how genuine the interest of the person asking, most people will simply respond "Fine". This may be the easiest of pleasantries, but it could also be a contributor to your stress. In your role [...]

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