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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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 States 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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Home caregivers work with vulnerable clients to foster independence and improve the quality of their lives. For those who love helping and enriching the lives of others, becoming a home caregiver can be a natural choice. It requires hard work and there can be challenging moments, but the rewards that come with being a home…

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