Caregiver Tips

A collection of post to provide valuable information to caregivers and provide tips that will help in day to day care.

Reconnecting With Friends

What is a friend? According to Webster’s Dictionary a friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection or family relations. The word resonates with most using different adjectives such as confidante, bestie, or my personal favorite companion. As someone’s caregiver you are so much more than… Continue reading

Celebrating Dad: The Gift of Time

There is a time in our lives when our view of our parents changes and they are no longer simply defined by their role as Mom or Dad. They become fellow human beings and we begin to see them as whole people. Granted, this usually doesn’t happen in one day—it’s often a gradual process—but there… Continue reading

Dad as A Caregiver

We hardly ever think of dads when we think of caregivers. When we think about who will care for us when we get older, we rarely think of men at all. This month, we are celebrating all that dads do care for us. From experience, my dad has been my strongest caregiver. The person to… Continue reading

Using Technology to the Full Extent

In a mobile world we think of how easy it makes our everyday life. We rarely stop and think about the people in our lives that it makes life hard for. While using your cell phone to look up restaurants or seeing who ate what during lunch on Facebook may be fun and exciting, to… Continue reading

4 Ways to Add Humor to an Elderly Life

There aren’t many people who will tell you that laughter and humor are bad for you. In fact, most would argue the opposite. After all laughter has been shown to: Lower blood pressure Increase your oxygen flow Reduce stress and increase relaxation Boost your immune response Support memory and learning Provide a full body workout… Continue reading

Laughter Throughout the Roller Coaster of Life

Focusing on humor is essential for caregivers, on the job and in personal lives. To focus on humor is to see the light in a situation no matter how grim. “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one’s fellow human beings.” – Maya Angelo With… Continue reading

Restricted Diets: From Ordinary to Extraordinary

When you get a new diagnosis, it can feel overwhelming.  All of a sudden there are new rules to memorize and labels to read.  However, there are a few ways to add nutrition to your new diet that will also increase variety! Becoming Diabetic Friendly Bring on the Berries Some fruits contain as… Continue reading

A Heart of Service

In February our country typically celebrates a month of love, relationships and heartfelt warmth.  With red hearts and heart shaped chocolate boxes in every store front window you may think I am talking about Valentine’s Day. But this month I am focusing on those who are performing a “labor of love”- Caregivers. Many challenges… Continue reading

I Think I Can, I Think I Can…I know I Can!

Self-care is not about self-indulgence, it’s about self-preservation” – Audrey Lorde With a new year into full effect I can’t help but think of the many times I have told myself, “This is the year! This is the year I will treat myself better, sleep better, eat better and exercise regularly. I will dedicate more… Continue reading

Focus on WHO Matters

This time of year most people are exploding with joy, love, laughter and cheer. The holidays are a time to be thankful and embrace our loved ones. It is a time for celebrations, family and rest, if you can sneak that in. However, this may not be the case for our elders. For some elders… Continue reading

Caring for the Caregiver

November marks National Family Caregiver Month. It’s a time to thank, recognize and support caregivers who make personal sacrifices on a daily basis caring for a loved one. They give so much and ask for so little in return. Many family caregivers don’t think of themselves as caregivers and don’t expect any kind of acknowledgement… Continue reading

Admiring the Survivors

Finding out a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming. Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed but all those who care about that person. You may be wondering, “What should I do now?” or “How can I help?” – There are many sources of support for people facing cancer. The American Cancer Society is… Continue reading

Step Up to Stop Falls

When you’re young and able-bodied, you don’t think much about a fall. You may simply dust yourself off and carry on. But for the elderly, falls can cause injuries from scratches, bruises, and abrasions to more serious harm such as fractures and head trauma. These falls can have serious effects on a senior’s life and… Continue reading

The Balancing Act

There are 66 million Americans who care for their children, spouses, and parents; emotionally, physically and sometimes financially. Research shows that nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s make up the Sandwich Generation: a term that describes people who are squeezed between the demands of caring for aging loved ones and their dependent… Continue reading