Caregiver Tips

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

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

Helping the Senior in Your Life Remain Independent

As caregivers our primary goal is to help our seniors maintain quality of life for themselves and encourage independence. Seniors want to remain independent.  We have to respect that by helping them maintain their sense of independence and self-worth. And allow them to do whatever tasks they’re still capable of. Keeping our elders involved… Continue reading

Be Creative!

When looking for fun activities for seniors, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. An activity doesn’t have to be labeled “for seniors” to be enjoyable. Thinking through the things they love most or that they have always dreamed of doing will give you a good starting point in finding the best activities for your… Continue reading

Honoring the Mother in Your Life

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the influence of mothers in society. It’s a day honoring mothers and motherhood, a celebration of maternal bond. It’s a day to celebrate the mothers’ in our lives who have made an impact on us. I like to show appreciation to not only my mother, but to other mothers’… Continue reading

Tips on Spirituality and Aging

Spirituality is different from religion. Regardless of whether your senior loved one ascribes to a particular religion or not, they can benefit from talking about spiritual matters. A more universal approach to spirituality gives you an opportunity to engage your elders about things that are deeper than the everyday shopping list. You’ll be empowered to… Continue reading

How We Can Prevent Abuse in the Home

Most caregivers find it gratifying and enriching to provide care for an elderly individual. Often times the responsibilities and demands of care giving, which often escalate as the elder’s condition deteriorates, can be extremely stressful. The stress of being a care giver can lead to mental and physical health problems that make caregivers feel burnt… Continue reading

Caring for the Love Birds

“Respect your Elder’s!”  has now reached a whole new level when it comes to senior intimacy and romance and relationships. As caregivers it is our duty to remain an advocate for our loved one’s quality of life. If they are communicating their needs and/or desires listen up! It should only aide you better in… Continue reading

Take Care of the Caregiver!

With a new year in full effect, it’s a perfect time to prepare yourself for the challenges of caring for a loved one. Regardless of how you become a caregiver, it is often a shock and always emotionally draining.  Between managing our own schedules, searching for resources, and dealing with the day to day… Continue reading

Reduce Holiday Stress by Looking Ahead

With the holidays quickly approaching, this can be a stressful time for seniors and their caregivers. With all the hustle and bustle going on, it can be a daunting task to go buy Christmas gifts or even groceries. We as caregivers should be able to provide our aging loved ones with tools and resources to… Continue reading

How Will You Spend the Holiday?

With Veterans’ Day quickly approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about how to spend this day with your client. Whether your client served or not, this is an important day to all and can be celebrated by all.   You can use this week to gain insight on your client. As… Continue reading