Reading Time: 3 minutes “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” – Douglas Wood As a family caregiver, you consistently have a lot of your plate. Not only are you caring for a parent or loved one, but you also have your own responsibilities—children, a spouse, Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our parents, grandparents, and older family members have experienced a lot in their lifetimes. From historical events to cultural changes, they have watched the world be shaped into what we know and live in today.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As our parents or family members age, it is natural for us to want to help and care for them. However, what happens when your heart is in the right place, but physically speaking, you aren’t. This is the case for many who find themselves at a distance from a loved one who needs assistance.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Caring for a loved one can be a gratifying endeavor, but can also be a long-term and challenging stressor. Stress in caring for a loved one can build over the years and cause one to question the ability to care for a family member whose symptoms might never improve. It is important to recognize when Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes It can be difficult to tell how your senior parents are managing at home if you live at a distance from them. The holidays are the perfect time to reunite with family and friends, but it can also be the ideal time to check in on your parents and assess their home life.
Reading Time: 2 minutes When a loved one reaches their golden years, a primary caregiver may be needed to assist them with their needs. Caregiving is acknowledging a loved one’s mental and physical needs and finding someone to provide the best care for them possible. The caregiving journey can be a stressful surprise even for the most stress-free people. Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes A significant amount of attention and care goes into maintaining a house. You have to keep it clean, safe, and a place one would love to call home. If your older parents own a home, it may come to the point of a unique need – senior home care. Ensuring Mom or Dad are in Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Finding activities for a parent with a memory impairment can be an overwhelming task. Their skill level may be declining, and finding pastimes mom or dad can succeed in may require considerable thought and effort. However, creating meaningful activities for your parent, not just ones to pass the time, is essential to their health and Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes You have to be brave as a group leader, as a parent, and even as an adult daughter or son. Wanting to make the world go away and crawl into your parent’s lap is a nice idea, but in the real world, we all have to face real-life problems. You can either make it easier Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Caring for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be a difficult and challenging emotional journey. Often times these diseases can cause a person to exhibit challenging behavior including verbal and physical outbursts or inappropriate habits. These behaviors can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for you and even harmful Read More