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Helping an Elderly Parent Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Although it’s not uncommon for the grieving process to take a while, if these signs haven’t gone away after several months, your loved one’s health and wellbeing can be placed at risk. Helping an aging parent cope with the loss of a spouse should go better when using this approach.

5 Things You May Not Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Many patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s are elderly, which is certainly concerning if you have aging in place relatives or friends. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time for you to learn more about the disease. Here are 5 Parkinson’s facts that you may not be aware of.

How to Provide Long Distance Caregiving

Your elderly mother still lives about two hours away in the home you grew up in. Ever since dad passed away two years ago, mom has been able to continue aging in place on her own. But lately her health has taken a turn for the worse. Mom’s always made it clear to you and your siblings that she wants to remain independent for as long as possible. You want to honor mom’s wishes, but how can you assist her when you live so far away?

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.

5 Ways You Contribute to Your Social Isolation as a Caregiver

Social isolation is one of the big issues that can lead to caregiver stress. If you're not allowing yourself to have normal social interactions, you're stagnating and it takes away from what you can give your loved one emotionally. Here are some ways that you could be making the situation worse without realizing it. You [...]

By |2017-12-06T11:00:06-05:00March 17, 2016|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , |
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