Long_termCarePlanning

You’re diligently saving money for retirement, so you’ll be able to live comfortably as you age. But if you’re not accounting for long-term care costs, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Many adults don’t realize that long-term care isn’t covered by most health insurance, and as a result, fail to plan for this…

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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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veterans and U.S. flag

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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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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