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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It is encouraging to see individuals living longer, healthier, and happier lives. The Urban Institute projected that one in five Americans would reach the age of sixty-five by 2040, compared to one in eight just twenty years ago. However, it should be noted that advanced age is associated with increased disability. As a caregiver, it is vital…

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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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Are you shopping for gifts for a senior loved one? Whether you are a caregiver seeking advice from Caregiver Support Services on items your loved one might need, or you are simply browsing stores to find presents for your grandparents, you might want to shop with wellness in mind. Giving your senior loved ones gifts…

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Grief, loss, and caregiving: A Discussion with Stephanie Erickson and Dr. Eboni Green   Stephanie Erickson- Author of the book Plan for Aging Well I’m Stephanie Erickson. I’m the author of the book Plan for Aging Well and a caregiving expert and a clinical social worker. Today, though, we’re not talking about fun, happy things,…

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One of the more grievous aspects of life is having to say goodbye to a loved one or client. Sometimes the loss is unexpected (due to an accident or an acute illness). In other instances, your loved one or client’s chronic condition contributes to a steady decline, resulting in his or her eventual passing. Either…

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  We have picked up on a few trends that seem to be rapidly changing the way long-term care organizations approach their services. The following are some of the newest trends in family caregiving and how you can adapt to them. Please check out our new video.  

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Caring for an aging parent can be challenging. As a caregiver, you play a vital role in taking care of your loved one by understanding the demands on your time and mental well-being. Undoubtedly, caregiving is a satisfying experience, but it also comes with various daily challenges. The following are tips on how you might…

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