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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These days fierce competition can make it difficult to jumpstart your career. Higher education in the form of an undergraduate degree in healthcare can make a difference. Whether you opt for a physical therapy degree , a degree in nursing, or healthcare administration, earning an undergraduate degree can afford you a solid foundation for the…

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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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Joint pain is a common issue as we age. In fact, according to a nationwide telephone survey published by the pain management services of Stanford Hospital & Clinic at Stanford University, almost one in five older adults’ experiences chronic pain. Yet, the majority do not understand the cause of the pain leading some to rely…

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In the late 1990s, my father-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer. Thankfully, he received treatment and returned to normal life. Then in 2014, the cancer returned with a vengeance, spreading to other organs. By fall we knew that he would need reliable assistance, so my husband resigned from his job and took the lead in…

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