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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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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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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Caregivers are dedicated professionals who provide much-needed support to individuals and families during difficult times. Whether a person is elderly, has a terminal disease, is physically disabled or has any other challenging condition that hinders self-care, a trained caregiver in the home can help improve their quality of life. If you are patient, understanding and…

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Have you ever thought about becoming a caregiver? Caregiving is the best profession ever. In fact, caring for others is a noble endeavor. The following are three reasons why you might choose caregiving as a profession: It is Rewarding One of the reasons that caregiving is the best profession ever is because it is extremely…

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As they get older, seniors may choose to move in with their children. This provides them with companionship and care they need as they age while also allowing them to maintain close contact with their kids and grandkids. Sharing a family home can also cut expenses for all involved. Given the advantages, especially during the…

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