Although it’s a labor of love, looking after a friend or relative for an extended period of time can be overwhelming for even the most capable informal caregivers. As needs change, long-term home caregivers must manage a unique set of challenges to keep their loved ones safe and comfortable.
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What follows are caregiver stress signs to watch for – along with preventative steps you can take – so you can continue to honor your loved one’s wishes and provide them with the nurturing they deserve.
As a family caregiver, finding creative ways to communicate with those special seniors in your life is essential for their health and well-being. What follows are several communication tips that every caregiver should know.
Millions of Americans each year volunteer their time and talents to care for aging, disabled, or ill loved ones. Known as “family caregivers,” many of these selfless individuals manage a job and household along with their caregiving duties.
Falls are the leading cause of injury among adults aged 65+, while most fall-related accidents occur in the victim’s home. Age-related changes such as declining hearing and vision, bone density loss, and balance issues can all place independent seniors at risk.
Each year, millions of Americans selflessly donate their time and talents to look after aging, ill, and disabled friends and relatives. Most care for loved ones aged 65+. If you live in Gates Mills, you may be one of them. Known as informal caregivers, these dedicated individuals must often juggle their caregiving duties with a household and part-time or full-time job.
When you’re a caregiver, doing the same job day in and day out for years can put a damper on your spark and passion. Fortunately, there are several ways to rekindle the fire you once had while climbing the career ladder, starting with those that follow.
Mom’s forgetfulness has now reached the point you suspect she has dementia. What should you do? When you’re dealing with aging in a place loved ones may have dementia, providing them with the care they need can be challenging. But doing so is possible when you use this approach.
The value of professional caregivers cannot be overstated. It's a career that really makes a difference in the lives of many seniors! See if it's a good fit for you.
How can you best manage a senior’s care from a long long-distance? Here are five tips to help you manage your loved one’s care when you live too far away.