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Caring for Yourself

Caring for Yourself

4 Time Management Tips for Caregivers

Managing the needs of an older adult or disabled loved one while taking care of yourself can leave you feeling frazzled. If the stressors in your life have been piling up and you’re not sure where to start, check out these tips... Read more

How to Further Your Career When You're a Full-Time Caregiver

Like many caregivers, you may wonder how to further your career while still providing all the daily care your loved one requires. Career growth can be key to your health and happiness, but it often seems impossible... Read more

5 In-Home Stress Relief Techniques for Caregivers

If you’re a caregiver, you’ve probably had your share of bad days along with the good ones. And you likely know that sometimes, it’s easy for your mood to rub off on your loved one. The good news is... Read more

Enjoy a Day of DIY Spa Treatments

As a caregiver, you’re probably feeling stressed, and you’re definitely overdue for a day of relaxation. If you want fuss-free relaxation and some quality time with your senior, try turning your home into a DIY spa... Read more

Caring for an Elderly Parent While Succeeding at Work

Caring for an elderly parent while working is a challenge. The good news is that you can reorder your day-to-day activities to not only succeed at both but to thrive in your career while caregiving... Read more

Solutions to Juggling Family and Work for Caregivers

Today, almost everyone is juggling family and work responsibilities. Caregivers, some of whom support their own children as well as one or more seniors, have even more to juggle, and they often need to make sacrifices... Read more

These Caregiver Books Offer Stress Relief and Support

Ranging from fictional novels to memoirs to collections about handling stress as a caregiver, these books can provide much needed stress relief and a level of caregiving support that comes with having examples to follow in your own life... Read more

Who's Caregiving for Alzheimer's Caregivers?

The statistics paint the picture: Alzheimer’s affects more than five million Americans. A study reported by NBC News found that 65 percent of caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients are female and that 20 percent must cut back to part-time work... Read more

Who Is the Sandwich Generation?

As one generation ages and another struggles to reach financial autonomy, the obligations and responsibilities of family caregivers are growing. Today, there are many who find themselves caring for beloved members of both generations. Read more

The Mental Health Risks of Being a Male Caregiver

It’s a common misconception that all caregivers and nurturers are women. In fact, today, more and more men are finding themselves in caregiving roles. While you’d likely think that male caregivers would be treated... Read more

Caregivers Face Physical Health Risks of Their Own

It’s no secret that many caregivers struggle with the emotional toll of taking care of their loved ones. But did you know that caregivers face health risks from the physical toll of caregiving as well? According to a recent study... Read more

How to Stay Healthy: Can Being a Caregiver Damage Your Immune System?

Being a caregiver puts both physical and emotional stress on the body. That stress can affect the immune system, making it more difficult for your body to fight colds and other infections... Read more

Prevent Caregiver Isolation with a Strong Support System

Caregiver isolation comes on gradually. It often begins as a simple decision to skip a usual outing. Then it’s two weeks, then a month — and soon, it’s difficult to get away even to run a small errand... Read more

Getting You Back

I try to teach my children as I was taught – to think of others before you think of yourself. I think most of us try our darndest to live this way, especially when it comes to caring for our loved ones. So what’s the problem... Read more

Juggling Work and Caregiving: Successful Balance Is Possible

Finding balance is a challenge for any caregiver, and juggling work and caregiving can sometimes mean missed time at work or even presenteeism. Many caregivers must work to support themselves and their families... Read more

Reduce Caregiver Stress When Caring for Kids and Aging Parents

About half of all American adults are part of the so-called “sandwich generation”: people caring for their aging parents while also raising children. Caring for generations bookended on each side of you can be very... Read more

The Dangers of Dealing with Loneliness as a Caregiver

As caregivers, we often worry about loneliness as it relates to our aging parents. It’s easy to forget that caregivers are often at just as great a risk of becoming lonely as their senior loved ones... Read more

Managing the Stress of Caring for a Disabled Parent

Health concerns, ranging from arthritis and osteoporosis to diabetes and broken bones, can lead to a person not being able to stand up, walk, or even turn over in bed on her own. Being a caregiver for a parent in this situation is difficult... Read more

Finding Happiness in Caregiving

Everyone’s experience as a caregiver is different, but people who are innately happy, grateful, and positive tend to find the most happiness in caregiving and other stressful situations. We’ll look at specific behaviors... Read more

Stress Relievers: 4 Activities for Caregivers and Seniors

Caregivers have to handle many different things when caring for a senior, and some necessities of the job can put stress on both parties involved as well as disrupt the work-life balance of the caregiver... Read more

Military Caregivers Have Many Options for Support

Memorial Day honors those who have died in battle and reminds all Americans of the sacrifice service members and their families make. Military caregivers, though, see the sacrifice firsthand every day. There are an estimated 5.5 million... Read more

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Caregivers

Caregivers

Are you caring for an aging parent or loved one? At times, it can be stressful, but you are not on your own! Try our expert advice for managing family issues, keeping mom independent and more. more

Healthcare Pros

Healthcare Pros

Whether you’re a nurse, case worker, doctor or another healthcare professional, you know aging patients have unique needs. Explore our resources for working with this growing population. more

Seniors

Seniors

We all get older, but how you do it is up to you. We have articles and tools to help you live independently and enjoy life the way you want to, as well as other important topics as you age. more