Although caring for an older relative or friend can be one of the most gratifying experiences you’ll ever have, it can also be one of the most physically and emotionally demanding. What follows are some essential tips to remember when you suddenly find yourself thrust into the role of caring for an aging loved one.
The right support group can be a lifeline of a family caregiver. There are several groups on Facebook, online forms with active users. Find more about how to find one.
When developing your caregiving action plan, using these tips will help ensure that everyone’s objectives get met.
Millions of caregivers take care of more than one person at a time- a growing phenomenon known as “compound caregiving”. Here are some important tips!
If you're a family caregiver, here are some ways you can work with professional caregivers so that your loved one's needs are always being met.
Although serving as an informal caregiver is highly rewarding, it can also be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. If you’re an independent senior who relies upon an informal caregiver, these are some things that they might want you to know.
At some point you may be asking yourself “Should I ask my aging parent to move in with me?”. Deciding if you should move an aging parent into your home takes some thought. Here’s how to determine if it’s the right call.
Many older adults who are caring for an ill spouse are also too proud to ask for help, which then places the health and wellbeing of both parties at risk. To help ensure that doesn’t happen to you, use these caregiving tips from the experts.
National Nursing Assistants Week is June 18-24, making it the perfect time to thank the nursing assistants in your life for their contributions and service.
Your elderly father lives alone, and the last few times you’ve been over to his house there were medicine bottles strewn all over the bathroom vanity. Not only is it unsafe, you’re pretty sure that some of dad’s meds have special storage requirements. But whenever you’ve tried to talk to him about implementing a better medicine storage system, dad just mumbles under his breath and walks away. What should you do?