Many caregivers are underpaid. In fact, the national caregiver pay report suggests that professional caregivers are underpaid, and as a result, are less likely to stay in their jobs. The truth is that you likely chose caregiving because it is your calling and you find it rewarding to help others. It does, however, mean that…

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Empowering your loved one or client to achieve his or her highest level of functioning can promote independence and longevity. In fact, seemingly small steps can positively impact both of your lives and enhance your relationship. The following are some ideas that you can use to encourage independence when caring for a loved one or…

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Did you know that there are one million elders currently living in senior communities in the United States? Senior living communities, like nursing homes, continued care, residential care, and assisted living are so popular that this figure is estimated to double by 2030. Yet, understanding which housing option is best can be challenging and chances…

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If you are thinking of becoming a caregiver but are unsure if you have the right skills and personality for the role, there is a lot to consider. For example, individuals who are compassionate, kind, patient, and good listeners make the best caregivers. Should you find that you possess the aforementioned qualities and would enjoy…

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As a caregiver, you know that the physical changes seniors experience as they age can make everyday tasks more challenging. Helping them navigate these new challenges involves a range of responsibilities, from monitoring their physical health, to helping them maintain a sense of independence. However, remembering that many seniors wish to remain sexually active and…

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Changing the Conversation around Isolation among Caregivers Dr. Eboni Green and Nicole Dauz share their personal caregiver experiences and explore the differences between the sometimes harmful practices of isolation and loneliness. You will walk away with the understanding that communion is not simply about surrounding yourself with people; rather, it is about sharing your caregiver…

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You likely have a predisposition to helping people that led you to becoming a professional caregiver. Perhaps you have developed a skillset that supports your success. For example, you have homed in on the importance of being kind, responsible, understanding, compassionate, and having a caring attitude. It is possible you are not even aware of…

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