Top 5 Stories for Caregivers This Week

Roundup of my Favorite Caregiving Articles       Happy Friday, Caregivers! We made it through another week. We’re already nearly half way through October. This time of year always seems to fly by. I hope you and your caree are able to stop and enjoy the season.   Here are my five favorite caregiving ...

Fall Prevention Tools

13. October 2016 Safety 0
Avoid Falls With These Tools and Techniques       More than 1 in 3 people over 65 fall each year. Many of those falls result in a trip to the emergency room. While the numbers seem scary, there are ways to help reduce fall risks.   If you are a caregiver to someone who ...

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 ...