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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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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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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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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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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After intensive surgery, it’s vital to take post-operative care seriously. Nutrition is one of the most critical aspects of ensuring that the body has everything that it needs to heal. The American Cancer Society highly recommends a proper nutrition-filled diet to rebuild tissue and ultimately regain your strength. However, there is a lot of food…

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