Caregiver 101

Caregiver 101

  • Caregiver Relaxing

    The Four R’s Of Coping



  • Caring for the Caregiver

    Caring for the Caregiver

    Being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. There is usually very little, if any opportunity to prepare for a new caregiving situation. Read more


  • Things I Have Learned

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    Some Things I Have Learned

    I have learned to learn about the illness. In my case, I have learned about 11 illnesses only to find that any one of them may crop up and have symptoms at any time and last for a few minutes, a few hours, a few days or even months. Read more

  • Respite Guilt free

    Respite: Enjoy a Guilt-Free Summer

    Why is it that the words “respite” and “guilt” seem to go hand in hand? Why do caregivers feel we are somehow failing our loved one by admitting that we need help, Read more


  • Seniors Attending Adult Day Care

    Trust Your Instincts

    Adult Day Care is a community-based program. There are more than 4,000 centers across the country with more than 78 percent operating on a non-profit basis. nursing ho Read more

  • first time caregiver

    What the First-time Caregiver Needs to Know

    Everyone ages, and there comes a time when older or ailing loved ones need help. Oftentimes friends or family members rise to the occasion to assist them. If you’re one of those first-time family caregivers, you are not alone. Read more

  • 6 things to remember

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    6 Things to Remember as You Start to Care for Your Parents

    Whether you are an adult child or a parent trying to communicate with your kids, here are six suggestions for overcoming some of the obstacles and frustrations we commonly experience during this time. Read more


  • Finding Home Care

    When Caregiving is Not Enough - Finding Good Homecare

    Anyone who has ever looked for home-based care for a loved one comprehends what a daunting experience it can be. Read more

  • New Caregiver

    The ABCs of Caregiving

    Throughout our lives, we each perform a variety of different roles.  For me, I have been a daughter, sister, student, sales clerk, secretary, coach, and a writer.  The one role I thought I would never assume is now the main focus of my life ... Read more


  • Organizing a Medical History

    Tips for Organizing a Medical History

    A trip to the emergency room made me realize why caregivers are advised to organize heath information. Read more


  • Positive Aspects of Caregiving

    Positive Aspects of Caregiving

    Caring for a person with a debilitating illness is often challenging. It becomes all the more difficult when the person is in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease Read more

  • 7 Essential do's and don'ts

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    After Caregiving: Picking Up The Pieces

    As a caregiver, we totally commit ourselves to caring for another person who no longer functions as they once did in the normal scheme of life. We move in with them or move them to us. Read more

  • Caregiver Journaling

    Top Ten Ways To Care For Yourself

    1. Keep a journal. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, Read more

  • Guilt Free Caregiving

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    Guilt Free Caregiving

    I read a comment in a publication by Catholic Family Services in Michigan about caregiving: “As a caregiver, you are consumed by guilt, doom, fear, hopelessness and even helplessness.” Read more

  • Guilt and Finding Balance

    Caregiver Guilt and Finding Balance

    How do you find the balance? Is there a balance? Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing more? These are important questions for a caregiver. Read more

  • I'm Fine Thanks

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    I'm Fine, Thanks

    That is the life of a caregiver. You are always fine because the focus is always on the person that you care for. You are “just fine” because if you think of allowing yourself to be anything other than fine, your legs will come out from under you. Read more


  • Primary Care Physician

    Ten Questions to Ask Your Loved One’s Primary Care Physician

    Questions you should ask your loved one's primary care physician Read more


  • be a caregiver

    Do you have what it takes to be a caregiver?

    The time has come when a family member needs assistance and you’re struggling to understand what will be needed of you as you move into the role of full- or part-time caregiver. Read more

  • Caring At Work


    Caring At Work

    Are you one of the 65 million Americans who care for a family member? One of the 20-50% of employees who tend to a loved one before going to work, then return to care again after a long hard day on the job? Read more

  • Caregivers Balancing Act

    The Caregiver’s Balancing Act

    In the 1960s, TV celebrity Ed Sullivan featured a Chinese talent artist who demonstrated the careful balance and timing of spinning porcelain plates atop thin, wooden sticks. Read more


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