caregiving

Adult Children Caring for Parents and Avoiding Medical Errors

February 12, 2013

Recently, EldercareABC.com published the following article in their newsletter:

Children caring for parents often assist in keeping track of their parent’s health records. This can be a daunting task as many seniors see multiple physicians who may prescribe several medications for a variety of conditions. Keeping good medication and medical records can help prevent dangerous medical and medication errors.

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Your Mother-in-law needs a place to live…

January 17, 2013

 Have you lived through a scene like this one? Are you afraid you might someday? When we go about our daily lives assuming all is well, we  often feel like we’ve been hit with a Mack truck when a crisis occurs. You don’t want to be making decisions in a panic mode like the woman […]

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Crucial Steps to Hiring an Independent Home Caregiver

January 15, 2013

(Image: National Senior Living Partners Network) Yesterday we went over the Pros and Cons of hiring home caregivers for your aging parents independently or through a Home Care Agency. Today I am going to talk to you about the steps you should take if you’ve decided to hire a freelance caregiver on your own.       There […]

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The Emotional Challenges of Caregiving

October 23, 2012

Let’s face it. Caregiving is hard. It can not only be physically draining but it is always emotionally draining. Such a huge mixture of emotions are involved—love, fear, guilt, anger, worry, frustration and more.

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Exciting Secret to Growing Younger as a Caregiver

October 16, 2012

Maintaining the quality of our own lives, while taking care of those who rely on us, is an acute dilemma for all caregivers. The stress of caregiving can take an enormous toll. I’m in a caregiving relationship — and I know it. I am by nature a caregiver, and wouldn’t change that even if I could, but that doesn’t lead me to minimize the challenges.

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Caregiving-It’s a Good Thing!

October 3, 2012

Despite the considerable physical, emotional and financial strains that most caregivers experience, there are substantial personal benefits from providing care.

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