How to Ask for Caregiving Help

How to Ask for Caregiving Help
  If You Don’t Reach Out For Caregiving Help, You May Not Get Caregiving Help   I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. As true as it is in the business world, it is just as true in the caregiving world. The funny thing about caregiving is, people who ...

Top 10 Wellness Practices for Busy Caregivers

Top 10 Wellness Practices for Busy Caregivers
10 Simple Ways to Fit Wellness into Your Day   If you are a caregiver, you’re a busy person. Between caring for a loved one and handling the basics of managing two adult households or lives, there isn’t a lot of time to fit in wellness. If you are struggling with maintaining your health and ...

Motivation and Inspiration for Caregivers

Motivation and Inspiration for Caregivers
Roundup of My Favorite Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers   Sometimes, when life gets tough, it can help to read inspirational or motivational quotes. They don’t necessarily fix things, but they can help put things into perspective. If you need a pick me up, check out some of my favorite quotes that can apply to caregivers. ...

Spot The Signs of Elder Abuse

Spot The Signs of Elder Abuse
Signs Your Aging Parent Is A Victim of Elder Abuse   Whether you are a long-distance or local caregiver, it can sometimes be difficult to spot the signs of elder abuse. Sometimes elder abuse is more subtle, emotional or financial. Since you’re not looking for bruises, the signs of elder abuse are harder to detect. ...

Self-Care Tools for Caregivers

Self-Care Tools for Caregivers
  Simple Self-Care Tools to Have on Hand When You Need Them I know, I keep harping on the importance of self-care. The thing is, I know caregivers need the reminders, just like I need the reminders. I keep putting self-care on my calendar and weekly to do list and I still only successfully practice ...

Best Resources for New Caregivers

Best Resources for New Caregivers
  Roundup of Practical Resources and Tips for New Caregivers (or any caregiver who needs help)   Greetings, Caregivers! I’ve been writing one new post a week as I work on some additional projects and eBooks, but I thought it might be fun to do some short round-up posts here and there to help caregivers ...

Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Over 80

Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Over 80
  What to Get for the Mother Who Has Everything on Mother’s Day   As our parents age, it can be difficult to come up with a holiday, birthday or Mother’s Day gift that is useful, that they don’t already have and that they have space for, particularly if they are downsizing. Your mom probably ...

What To Look For in An Assisted Living Facility

What To Look For in An Assisted Living Facility
Helping Your Aging Parent Find The Right Assisted Living Facility   Coming to the conclusion that your aging parent is ready to move into an assisted living facility is an emotional process. No matter what your relationship with your parent and how ready both of you are to move forward, it can still be overwhelming, ...