Tag Archives: caregiver support

Keys to Caring for Yourself

It‘s one thing to gear up for a short-term crisis. But it takes different skills to provide care over a longer period of time. You’ll be more successful if you learn to take care of yourself, starting immediately. Some things … Continue reading

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Holiday love for the caregiver in your life – Guest Post

Family caregivers are the hardest working people you’ll ever know. They’ve given up their freedom and free time to tend to the needs of their husband, wife, mother, sister, child or even a stranger due to an illness, disability or … Continue reading

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Shifting Priorities

Being a family caregiver is a 24/7 job.  It’s probably one of the most difficult and thankless jobs one can do.  The stress level is off the charts, the pay is non-existent and trying to make time for you is … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits – Support for our Aging Veterans

For many elderly veterans the rising cost of assisted living or home health care can be staggering, causing their life savings to be diminished paying for health care as they age. There are VA benefits that can help you get the care … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Caregiver – Guest Post

Often, we hear that the role of caretaker to the elderly is a stressful one, particularly in situations where one family member is asked to care for another. In cases where Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are present, this … Continue reading

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Patient Strategies for Communicating with Multiple Doctors

Years ago I met a woman at a rehab facility while visiting a family member.  She was recovering from a stroke and looking forward to getting back home.  I acknowledged how well she was doing considering the circumstances.  She said … Continue reading

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Tired and Wired

Over coffee a friend and I were discussing the cold that is going around.  I shared how my cold has been hanging on for weeks and I’ve tried all kinds of over the counter medications but none are helping.  My … Continue reading

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Logan – A Caregiver’s Story

I will admit that I am a HUGE Marvel geek.  My friend Anne Marie and I attend opening night of all Marvel/DC Comic movies (I persuaded my husband to create a Super Hero bathroom in our Master Bedroom using Marvel … Continue reading

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Break Out of Your Box

Years ago I had the opportunity to go to a program by Stedman Graham. He talked about not allowing people to put you in a box and ways to break free from that box. It made me think about my … Continue reading

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LOOK OUT!

For the last week I’ve been riding my bike a mile each day morning before getting ready for my day. My house is located on a circle which makes it easy for me to calculate a mile as it is … Continue reading

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Boomers and Boundaries

Today more Baby Boomers experience the phenomenon known as the Sandwich Generation (struggling to meet the needs of both their growing children and aging parents), the need to understand aging dynamics and family relationships increases dramatically. It’s not easy to … Continue reading

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