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Who Will Care for YOU?

As a social worker for a company providing community based home care services, I see firsthand the needs of the elderly who want to remain living as i

Caregivers, Caregiving, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns, Social Workers, Uncategorized

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Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

I was my mother’s caregiver for nine years, my twin grandchildren’s guardian/caregiver for seven years, and am my disabled husband’s caregiver n

Caregiver Self Care, Caregivers, Caregiving, Family Caregivers, Loss

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Seniors Caring for Seniors (And Why It’s a Win-Win)

Seniors Caring for Seniors (And Why It’s a Win-Win)

It could be a surprising scene. An adult child visits his mom to see that the caregiver Mom has been raving about is just five or ten years younger th

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Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

As a non-medical senior care provider, we occasionally have clients calling to ask, “Why don’t you train people how to make a bed?” The answer i

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Parents Care

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Why Men Make Great Caregivers

Why Men Make Great Caregivers

It’s not uncommon to hear from our clients that they want a female caregiver. For a company specializing in non-medical senior care services such as

Caregivers, Caregiving, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

If you are taking care of elderly parents or others with a chronic illness 24/7 in your own home, you are under stress. The stress can go on for years

Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

When the caregiver burns out, what happens to the person needing care?  The answer is never good. Burnout can happen when a caregiver is overburde

Caregivers, Family Caregivers

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4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications.  Soon, he needed regular at-home care.  If you are taking care of elderly parents, you unde

Boundaries, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips

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The Benefits of Senior-Youth Relationships

The Benefits of Senior-Youth Relationships

Our culture is now more age-segregated with diminished interaction between generations. With our increasingly high-tech society lacking in face-to-fac

Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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