Helping Your Elderly Parent Downsize

  If your elderly parent has lived in his/her home for several decades, chances are, it is full of a lifetime of memories and stuff. As they age, they may start wanting to downsize their belongings in anticipation of moving in with family or into an assisted living facility, or even to a new condo ...

How to Build a Caregiver Support Network

  Caring for another person can be isolating. You can get so stuck in the day-to-day care and struggle to keep it all together, that you aren’t able to find support and reach out.   Don’t try to carry the whole burden of caregiving yourself. It can be difficult to ask others for help, but ...

The Importance of Caregiver Health Maintenance

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    Caregivers have so many demands on their time and energy that caring for themselves falls to the bottom of the to do list. The problem is, chronic stress leads to major health problems such as headaches, heart disease, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, weight gain and memory problems.   Being a good caregiver means ...

Are You Ready To Be A Caregiver?

What to consider before jumping into the role of your parent’s caregiver.       Being a caregiver to a family member can be rewarding, but it can also take a toll on your emotions, your finances and your family. While you may feel like you have no choice, there are resources that you can ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers this Week

  Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of my five favorite stories for caregivers this week. I hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend!   Dehydration in the Elderly: Dehydration is a serious condition. My son has had to go to the ER twice for dehydration and I have had clients hospitalized for dehydration. This article ...