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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 [...]

By |2018-01-12T17:20:54-05:00January 12, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: |

Should You Bring an Elderly Care Provider on Outings with Your Senior?

Elderly Care in Wake County NC: Assistance on Outings Routine and predictability can be valuable when caring for an elderly adult, but that does not mean that every single day needs to be exactly the same. In fact, planning activities and outings that shake up your routine a little and give your parent [...]

By |2017-12-06T10:17:04-05:00October 19, 2017|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: |

How Do You Get Groceries to a Parent Who No Longer Drives?

You work 40 hours a week or more. You have children who need rides to extracurricular activities. Your weekends are spent shopping for your mom or dad. You're tired of having no time to relax. Home Care Services in Cary NC: Grocery Shopping Shopping for groceries is a time-consuming task, but there are [...]

By |2017-11-24T13:29:32-05:00October 11, 2017|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips, Diet & Nutrition|Tags: |

Do You Know What to Do if Your Elderly Family Member Faints?

Home Care in Garner NC: What to do if a Senior Faints Fainting is not often serious for many people, but in your aging family member, it could be a sign of other issues, such as low blood pressure. Should your elderly family member faint, try to remember these steps. 1. Try to [...]

By |2017-12-04T12:40:39-05:00September 13, 2017|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips, Injury Prevention & Home Safety|Tags: |