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 ...

Best Caregiving Tasks to Delegate

14. September 2016 Shortcuts 0
Free Up Time By Delegating These Caregiving Tasks       Caregiving is challenging. Between managing your own household and helping your parents age in place, the never-ending to do list can be overwhelming. While it can be expensive to hire an in-home caregiver, there are less expensive tasks you can outsource to simplify your ...

Common Caregiving Terms

01. August 2016 Shortcuts 1
For most of us, caregiving is an entirely new, unplanned endeavor that is entered quickly, without much thought and research. Your dad has a stroke, your mom takes a fall, your spouse is diagnosed with a disease and suddenly, you’re a caregiver.       You start hearing words that you haven’t heard before and ...

My Favorite Caregiver Shortcuts and Tips

  Caring for an elderly parent or a spouse with a chronic condition can be a giant juggling act. I try to share shortcuts and tips that have worked from me during my busy times, or that I’ve seen caregivers use that was successful.   I’ve rounded up my favorites in this post, to help ...

The Caregiver’s Sunday Prep

  Sixty percent of caregivers also work outside the home. Between caregiving tasks, family tasks, keeping up their household and work, there isn’t much time left over for handling personal tasks and keeping their head above water. I’ve started setting aside time on Sunday to get myself ready for the week and want to share ...

When to Get Caregiving Help

    It’s difficult to know when to ask for help. We sometimes get so focused on the things that need to get done that we don’t even realize when it’s time to ask for help. Sometimes, you need to step back and evaluate the situation and admit to yourself that you can’t do it ...

Balancing Caregiving and Work

    According to a recent study by the National Caregiver Alliance and AARP, there are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S. and 60% of those caregivers are employed, most of them full time.   Between work, caring for another person and maintaining their own household, it’s no wonder the majority of the respondents reported ...