Cost Cutters for Caregivers

09. March 2017 Bargains 0
Cost Cutters for Caregivers
  8 Easy Ways for Caregivers to Save Money   One of the major stressors for caregivers is the financial impact of caregiving. Whether you are taking time off work to provide care or are paying out of pocket for caregiving and healthcare necessities that aren’t covered by insurance, the costs add up.   If ...

10 Things Caregivers Can Do to Brighten Their Day

10 Things Caregivers Can Do to Brighten Their Day
  10 Ways for Caregivers to Fix a Bad Day   Caregiving is challenging. Caring for an adult is physically and emotionally demanding. Even the best days are hard. While rationally, you know that you are not a caregiver for the glory, but because you love the person you’re caring for, it is still draining. ...

How Caregivers Should Handle Hospitalization

16. February 2017 Health 1
How Caregivers Should Handle Hospitalization
  Questions for Caregivers and Preparation for the Return Home   Hospitalization can be stressful to both the caregiver and the caree. The fact that your loved one was sick enough to require hospitalization is upsetting. Dealing with doctors, nurses and uncertainty is stressful. Not knowing what to expect when you get home is overwhelming. ...

Why “The Golden Girls” Got It Right

Why “The Golden Girls” Got It Right
Communal Living Environments Help with Aging Challenges   I’m not going to lie, I love “The Golden Girls.” I watch the re-runs all the time – so much so that my sons know it’s my favorite show. And while the show is really entertaining, it was also ahead of its time in setting up a ...

Where to Turn for Caregiving Help When No One Steps Up

Where to Turn for Caregiving Help When No One Steps Up
  Caregiving Resources When the Usual Suspects Don’t Step In   If you are a caregiver, you know that caregiving is challenging. It is overwhelming, exhausting and physically and mentally challenging. Caregiving is also isolating. There are less resources for caregivers than there are for parent, the only other population that puts others’ needs ahead ...

Tax Deductions for Caregivers

Tax Deductions for Caregivers
Don’t Leave these Caregiver Tax Deductions on the Table   I’m not a tax expert, but I do know how expensive medical care can be, as well as costs associated with caregiving. Over the years, I’ve worked with countless families who struggled under the financial burden of managing their aging parent’s care. While you can’t ...

Make Self-Care a Caregiving Priority

13. January 2017 Self Care 0
Make Self-Care a Caregiving Priority
Put Yourself at the Top of your Caregiving To Do List   I know, I know. Your caregiver to do list is already really long and there is no time to care for yourself. You already care for the needs of your caree and your own family. How can you possibly fit self-care into your ...