We have picked up on a few trends that seem to be rapidly changing the way long-term care organizations approach their services. The following are some of the newest trends in family caregiving and how you can adapt to them. Please check out our new video.  

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It has happened to most of us, especially those who work in settings where social distancing is difficult: someone in your inner circle tested positive for COVId-19, so you must self-isolate. When you are a caregiver, there can be a dilemma about your next steps. Of course, your loved one or clients’ safety should come…

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Respite_Article

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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SocialWellness

  Lack of social support from your family and friends can have negative implications for your health and wellness as a caregiver. In fact, researchers suggest that maintaining poor social networks could have the same psychosocial and biomedical risk factors as cigarette smoking. Poor social support among caregivers is also associated with increased mortality, depression,…

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Dementia is a serious disease that poses a tremendous challenge for the caregiver. Caring for someone diagnosed with a brain disorder, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or dementia can be daunting. As you will not only be required to ensure your loved one or client is comfortable, but you will also need to have a plan to…

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Caregivers help ensure the care and well-being of senior citizens, those with mental illness, terminal illness, and disabilities. However, as you know, caregiver burnout is very real and they also require support. Social workers play an important role in assisting all of these folks, and with the aging Baby Boomer generation to consider, it’s no wonder…

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Normal_Aging

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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