Do you have someone in your home who is battling a long-term illness and is dependent on you for their daily tasks? Are you one of those family caregivers who is trying hard to manage multiple tasks of providing full-time care to a loved one while fulfilling professional commitments? If the answer to these questions…

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Whether it’s your chosen profession or something you’ve had to learn in order to support a loved one, there’s little doubt that – as rewarding as it can be – caregiving can also occasionally be stressful and emotionally demanding. Having someone rely on you is a deep responsibility especially when your loved one or client…

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Former First Lady of the United State Rosalynn Carter, famously stated, ”there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”  Her words lend credence to the fact that there is a chance that…

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The rate of caregiving in the U.S. has spiked from 16.6% in 2015 to 19.2% this year, and caregivers are also commonly caring for more than one individual at a time. America’s aging population is expanding the already existing deficit of professional caregivers, and many family members are having to intervene and provide care for…

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Grief is an emotion that is not exclusively associated with losing someone you love. In fact, you may find that you experience grief when you change jobs, (i.e. retirement or being fired) or when there is a significant change in you or your loved one’s physical or mental health. For caregiver Donna O’Donnell Figurski, grief…

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Caring for a loved one or client can be enormously fulfilling. In addition, caregivers play an important role in supporting individuals achieve their highest level of functioning. However, these are not the only reasons caregivers are essential. The following are some of the key reasons why caregiving is so important: Caregivers Assist a Loved One…

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Mental wellness can become a challenge at any point in your life. However, as one ages there are several issues that can negatively impact one’s mental well-being. If you are a caregiver, you should be on the lookout for mental signs of mental distress among your elderly clients and loved ones. In this article, we…

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For many seniors, the thought of spending their retirement at home is far preferable to moving into an assisted living facility. However, even healthy seniors worry about the risks of falling and sustaining grave injuries. If you want to age in place, you will need to be proactive about fall prevention. These resources will help…

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