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

Caregiver Stress

Caring for senior citizens or disabled individuals can be difficult and often results in emotional and physical strain known as caregiver stress. This stress can cause one to feel frustrated or angry, guilty, lonely, and exhausted. And, although caregivers are generally in good health, research indicates that caregivers are more likely to experience depression and … Continue reading

Five Easy Ways Professional Caretakers Can Prevent Compassion Fatigue

Have you heard of the newer buzz words “compassion fatigue”? It happens when you feel you just don’t have anything left to give to your clients/patients. Karl LaRowe, in his book “Transform Compassion Fatigue” shares his personal story of being a therapist who actually started feeling depressed after several years of doing psychotherapy. He realized … Continue reading

Caregiver Guilt

When caring for an elderly parent or family member, it’s quite normal to occasionally feel some level of caregiver guilt. It’s important to realize that we, being the caregiver, have certain expectations we feel we must meet when caring for our parents or in-laws. If additional family support is absent and we feel we are … Continue reading

If You’re Caring For An Aging Parent, You Can Learn From This Experience

Our society is aging, and more families are caring for an elderly member who is suffering from declining mental function. While memory loss can be a frightening experience for our aging parents, its’ impact on other family members can be equally frightening. I experienced that fact first hand when I brought my 82 year-old father … Continue reading

Who Is Going To Help Your Aging Loved One If You Cannot?

Many adult children move away from home and live hundreds of miles away from their elderly parents or grandparents. If this describes your case and if your parent or grandparent living in Denver, Colorado needs more care than they can provide for themselves, you will need to look into your options for providing that care. … 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

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