Keep Aging Parents Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

12. October 2016 Health 1
A Cold Or Flu Could Have A Major Impact On The Elderly. Help Your Loved One Stay Healthy.       As someone with an autoimmune disease who takes immune system suppressants to control my condition, I am well-versed on the importance of preventing colds and especially the flu. Like the elderly, the flu can ...

Finances And Aging Parents

How To Know If Aging Parents Need Help With Finances       Most people can manage their own finances up until the end. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for everyone. What can you do if you notice your aging parent can no longer manage their own finances?   As a caregiver, it can be ...

Creating A Stress-Free Home

06. October 2016 Self Care 0
Make Self-Care And Calm A Natural Part of Your Home Environment       I recently read an article on the state of caregiving. The article stated that a large percentage of caregivers live with their caree. While there are definitely benefits to living with a caree, the negatives can sometimes outweigh the positives.   ...

Get Caregiving Support If Your Parents Didn’t Plan Ahead

Resources and Services Available to Low Income Seniors       Caregiving isn’t just emotionally and physically demanding. It can get expensive. On average, caregivers spend between $5,000 and $20,000 per year on caregiving expenses.   Between co-pays for medication or medical appointments to caregiving support or devices and equipment, the expenses add up quickly. ...

Qualities Of A Good Caregiver

How To Determine If You’ve Hired A Good Caregiver         Hiring a new caregiver can be daunting. You’ve interviewed candidates or an agency and think you’ve found the right person. How do you know if you’ve hired the right person?   I have worked with many families over the years and have ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

30. September 2016 Weekly Roundup 0
Roundup Of My Favorite Stories For Caregivers       As a busy caregiver, you don’t have a lot of time to read up on topics of interest to you. Don’t worry. I’ve gathered my favorite caregiving stories to help you catch up.   This has been a week where I have had to be ...

Long Wait Times at Medical Appointments

29. September 2016 Health 0
How To Maximize Your Time When You Are Waiting On A Doctor       A few weeks ago, I had a medical appointment in a new office. I literally waited four hours before seeing the doctor. I was so annoyed with myself for not bringing much with me so the time was wasted. Of ...

Prevent Caregiver Loneliness

28. September 2016 Relationships 0
Finding Ways to Combat the Isolation of Caregiving       I read an article recently about caregiving issues and one of the biggest issues is that while everyone is worrying about the caree’s health and well-being, no one is worrying about the caregiver. It is assumed that since they are the “healthy” one, their ...

Techniques For A Better Night’s Sleep

26. September 2016 Health 0
Sleep Hygiene To Help With Sleep Problems     I have had a really difficult time with sleep lately, so I thought I’d do some homework on tactics to get a better night’s sleep. I figure, if I am having sleep challenges, people who are in the trenches of caregiving are probably struggling as well. ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

23. September 2016 Weekly Roundup 0
Roundup of My 5 Favorite Articles for Caregivers       Happy Friday and beginning of Fall! Living in SoCal, we really don’t get the wonderful brisk Fall weather, but I will happily indulge in pumpkin everything. I hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend full of self-care and joy this weekend.   Here are ...