Caregiving is an essential role that many people find themselves filling, whether planned or unexpected. For most, caregiving responsibility is not considered until someone you love needs care. But no matter your case, once the responsibility presents itself, it is essential to approach caring for your loved one with diligence. Becoming a caregiver for a…

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Caring for an aging parent or child with special needs is a journey that can be both rewarding and challenging. Caring for an elder or a child with special needs, can result in challenges and difficulties that can ultimately take a toll on your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Certain emotions such as grief, hopelessness,…

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Every caregiver deserves a break, including you! Time away from caring for your loved one is vital to your well-being. Yet, far too often you may find that you are not taking time for self-care that you need and deserve. Perhaps you feel guilty or feel selfish for taking a break as the needs of…

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Painting by David Goff   Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (i.e., cancer), a progressive long-term disease (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease), or suffering from a debilitating injury (i.e. loss of a limb), can be devastating. In fact, you and your loved one will likely experience intense distress as you try to…

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Have you been suffering from caregiver burnout recently? You are certainlynot alone. Almost every caregiver experiences exhaustionat some point. After all, caregiving is a tough job that can test you emotionally, mentally and physically. If you don’t look out for your own well-being over time, the stress of being a caregiver can really take a…

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