The Power of No

08. September 2016 Self Care 0
Learning to Say No When You’re a People Pleaser         If you are a caregiver, it is likely you have a problem saying no. Just the fact that you selflessly decided to take on the epic task of caring for another person’s needs shows that you willingly take on tasks that go ...

Prevent Caregiver Burnout

07. September 2016 Self Care 2
How Caregivers Can Prevent Burning Out When The To Do List is Too Long       Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude. Does this sound familiar? If it does, you need to reach out for help. Your loved ones would ...

Fire Safety for Seniors

05. September 2016 Safety 0
Common Fire Hazards       Caregivers have so many items on their to do list that some safety concerns fall low on the immediate list, even if we know they are a high priority.   Fire safety is important all year, but as we start approaching Fall and Winter, we tend to do more ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

02. September 2016 Weekly Roundup 0
  Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this long weekend. I hope you have the opportunity to rest and recover and take a little time for self-care.   Here are my five favorite stories for caregivers this week. Enjoy!     Make End of Life Discussions Natural ...

Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive

01. September 2016 Safety 0
Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive
How to Help Aging Parents Maintain Independence After They No Longer Drive   The biggest fear most seniors have about turning over their car keys is that they will lose their independence. As a result, it can be hard for family caregivers to address unsafe driving with their aging parents. If your aging parent is ...

Enjoying Time with Aging Parents

Create a Schedule That Incorporates Fun Into Your Aging Parent’s Week       We all get busy and it can be hard to squeeze in fun activities when you work, have a family and are a caregiver for an aging parent. Unfortunately, social isolation can lead to depression in the elderly. While making sure ...

Creating An Emergency Plan For Your Aging Parents

29. August 2016 Safety 0
Plan Ahead for How Your Aging Parents Will Handle Emergencies     We never know when an emergency is going to hit. Living in California, earthquakes and fires are our big emergency, however, different parts of the country have different issues from hurricanes to tornadoes. Regardless of the type of emergency, being prepared is the ...

Caregiver Inspiration and Motivation

Positive Points in Caregiving   As a caregiver, you give so much of yourself to others. It can be overwhelming and stressful and challenging, but there are bright spots. Not everyone can give so completely of themselves to help others. You get to spend extra time with a loved one who needs you. You will ...

Dining with Dementia

How Caregivers Can Make Mealtime a Success     If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know that mealtimes can be challenging. Depending on the phase they are in, they can have problems remembering to eat or have problems swallowing. Caregivers need to find ways to manage their changing needs. ...

Signs That You Hired the Wrong Caregiver

23. August 2016 Safety 3
Should you be concerned about your parent’s caregiver?     When your parent’s need more assistance than you can provide, it makes sense to hire a caregiver. Bringing in a professional to do some of the heavy lifting or personal care tasks takes the burden off of you and preserves your relationship with your aging ...