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Why Proper Medicine Storage is Essential

By |2020-03-16T09:00:30-04:00March 16th, 2020|Family Caregivers|

Your elderly father lives alone, and the last few times you’ve been over to his house there were medicine bottles strewn all over the bathroom vanity. Not only is it unsafe, you’re pretty sure that some of dad’s meds have special storage requirements. But whenever you’ve tried to talk to him about implementing a better medicine storage system, dad just mumbles under his breath and walks away. What should you do?

How to Provide Long Distance Caregiving

By |2020-02-03T08:00:38-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Family Caregivers|

Your elderly mother still lives about two hours away in the home you grew up in. Ever since dad passed away two years ago, mom has been able to continue aging in place on her own. But lately her health has taken a turn for the worse. Mom’s always made it clear to you and your siblings that she wants to remain independent for as long as possible. You want to honor mom’s wishes, but how can you assist her when you live so far away?

How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams

By |2019-12-16T14:49:51-05:00December 16th, 2019|Family Caregivers|

Millions of elderly Americans are targeted by financial scam artists every year, and in many cases it’s their own family members who are involved. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, knowing how to protect seniors from financial scams is probably a priority. Thankfully, doing so is possible when taking these steps.

How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

By |2019-11-26T16:12:15-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Family Caregivers|

Providing care to an elderly loved one is a labor of love, but millions of family caregivers every year experience a condition called “caregiver fatigue”. Caregiver fatigue is common amongst members of the “Sandwich Generation”, or those adults who are caught in between raising children and caring for an elderly parent at the same time. Thankfully, staying recharged and refreshed is possible when using these tips from the pros.

5 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

By |2019-10-06T21:25:21-04:00October 7th, 2019|Family Caregivers|

Your aging in place elderly mother is chronically ill, so you’ve been serving as her sole caregiver for several months now. But between getting mom to her doctor’s appointments and treatments, and helping her around the house, you hardly have time to take care of yourself. You’re having trouble sleeping, constantly feel stressed-out, and can’t remember the last time you went to the gym. Are you starting to get caregiver burnout?

When It Is Time to Consider Respite Care

By |2019-09-19T14:13:56-04:00September 19th, 2019|Family Caregivers|

Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. The average family caregiver in the U.S. also juggles at least a part-time job and household with their caregiving responsibilities, which makes their lives even more challenging. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.

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