Be Alert For Caregiver Burnout

With one in three Americans filling the role of a family caregiver, burnout is a problem that needs to be addressed. Caregiver burnout comes from excessive mental. physical and emotional stress for a prolonged period of time. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. This continuing stress leads to a … Continue reading

Caregiving Tips: How to Maintain Your Own Wellbeing When Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Currently, there are more than five million adults in the U.S., age 65 or older, who have Alzheimer’s disease, and this number continues to grow as the population ages and people live longer. The American Association of Retired People (AARP) estimates that 70% of those with Alzheimer’s live at home and are primarily cared for … Continue reading

Top Ten Questions to Ask a Los Angeles Home Caregiver Agency

Finding the right Los Angeles home caregiver agency for your elderly loved one can seem like a daunting and stressful task. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. By asking some direct, pertinent questions, you can learn all you need to know to select a home caregiver agency. Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Los Angeles … Continue reading

Tips for Caregivers When Dealing with Seniors

When parents and loved ones get older, many times the care of the person falls to their children or other relatives who live in close proximity. Caring for a senior that has multiple health problems that are treated on a daily basis is something that is difficult for most people. The reason is that the … Continue reading

Releasing Caregiver Regrets

Releasing Caregiver Regrets: You can lose the weight of regrets Most caregivers have regrets. They wonder whether they’ve done too much or too little, too early or too late, too harshly or too passively. They regret the things they’ve said and done, and more importantly, the things they failed to say or do. Here’s my … Continue reading

The key to good caregiving: A healthy caregiver

(BPT) – It is estimated that more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For the vast majority, the deeply personal responsibility of caring for a loved one with a devastating disease constitutes a “labor of love,” but caregiving can take a severe emotional and physical toll on … Continue reading

Caring For Carers

The care role impacts heavily on carers. Carers require care themselves. One way in which communities can support carers is through the establishment of carer support groups. Carer support groups provide a brief respite as well as peer support to carers. These support groups are often an effective form of stress management for carers. There … Continue reading

Caring for Elderly Parents? How to Say NO Without Feeling Guilty

Saying NO to a parent’s request without feeling guilty is extremely difficult for most of us! However, the ability to set limits with loved ones is a crucial skill needed to maintain emotional, physical, and spiritual health. When caring for an elderly parent, we need all the energy, rejuvenation time and emotional stamina we can … Continue reading

Caregiver Hiring Strategies and Tips

Caregiver hiring is one of the most important tasks you will ever face in your life. Your loved one’s well-being depends upon your success in hiring the appropriate person or team. It is important to have a sound philosophy regarding your goals in providing care for your loved one. The fundamental cornerstones: Caregiver Hiring Cornerstones … Continue reading

Caregiving’s Costly Burden

Hey – If I had known that official government policy toward caring for elderly parents was that their children would have to do it all, well I would have had 10 kids. While it’s said that those in the developing world have numerous children with the hope that some will survive to care for them … Continue reading

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