The challenges that caregivers face

The New York Times suggests that given the need that seniors have for human contact, this can nevertheless be fulfilled by other modern technology. Thankfully someone writing to the editor has pointed out the importance of human contact.

That is easy to say but can mean real challenges for whoever will provide that contact. The infographic below highlights the challenges and is a worthwhile read for anyone who is a caregiver or who needs a caregiver. Continue reading “The challenges that caregivers face”

Choosing The Right In-Home Care

home caregiverMaking the decision to hire an in-home caregiver is a complex decision. There are many factors to consider, and the process of choosing a caregiver can be tricky. By carefully interviewing and researching a home care provider, you can be assured that you will find one that meets your loved one’s needs. Continue reading “Choosing The Right In-Home Care”

How Respite Home Care Can Help Everyone Involved In The Care Process

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This is a guest post by Louisa Jenkins.

Many people acting as the carer for their vulnerable friend or relative go to great lengths to take care of them while at the same time forgetting something quite fundamental – their own wellbeing. Continue reading “How Respite Home Care Can Help Everyone Involved In The Care Process”

What To Expect When Caring For A Loved One

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This is a guest post by Lawrence Reaves.

When we make the decision to take our loved ones into our home, we also accept responsibility for the care and well being of that loved one, the same as we would if they were our children.  The cycle becomes complete when we accept responsibility for our ailing parents and work to repay the efforts they made caring for us when we were children.  Continue reading “What To Expect When Caring For A Loved One”

Top Up Your Energy When Caregiving For A Sick Relative

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This is a guest post by Alisha Webb.

Taking care of sick person in the family can be a nightmare. If it’s hard on the sick person to face so much suffering, it’s equally hard on you to be giving constant care day after day, as it can zap you of all energy and numb your senses. Inasmuch you love the person you are attending on, you need your space and time to reinvigorate your own biological batteries. Continue reading “Top Up Your Energy When Caregiving For A Sick Relative”

Avoiding a Toxic Caregiver

This is a guest post by Josh Byer.

A new caregiver, despite the name, is still a stranger. Not yet a member of the family, they are to be given an incredible depth of access to your loved one’s entire life. Their health, diet, social interactions, and possessions will soon be managed by this unknown person. Continue reading “Avoiding a Toxic Caregiver”

Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

This is a guest post by Jason Castillo.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting about 5.4 million Americans last year. The statistic includes 5.2 million individuals aged 65 and above as well as 200,000 people under age 65 with a family history or early-onset Alzheimer’s. Women are more likely to have the disease although they live longer on average. To date, there is no known treatment for Alzheimer’s, which only gets worse and ultimately leads to death. Continue reading “Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s”

Elder Abuse Hotline

Unfortunately tales of elder abuse are in the news far too often and are only now beginning to get the attention they deserve.  Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic backgrounds and social status and can affect both men and women.
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