Family Caregiver

5 Valuable Tips for Siblings When Caring for Aging Parents

5 Valuable Tips for Siblings When Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for an aging parent can be quite a challenge. This is especially true for adult children who do not have siblings with whom to share the responsibility. However, as any adult child with siblings can tell you, having others to share the caregiving burden is not without challenges of its own. 

5 Ways Caregivers Can Avoid Guilt When Using Respite Care

Today, caregiver guilt is a common theme for many individuals who devote themselves to caring for a loved one in need. Caregiver guilt can manifest itself in different ways, but typically comes from a common source – the feeling that you are not doing enough to care for your loved one or you are not doing it well enough. 

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

There is a reason why many busy, often-overburdened family caregivers are taking advantage of respite care services today.

7 Steps to Create a Caregiver Burnout Plan

7 Steps to Create a Caregiver Burnout Plan

Busy, sometimes overwhelmed family caregivers are often called the “invisible victims” or the “second victims” of Alzheimer’s disease. However, this description can also apply to any family caregiver whose days are consumed with caring for a loved one and whose labor of love places them at risk of caregiver burnout.

Your Memory Care Guide to Making Visits Meaningful with Someone with Alzheimer’s

Your Memory Care Guide to Making Visits Meaningful with Someone with Alzheimer’s

“When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of memory impairment, family members and friends often don’t know what to do,” says Margie Hennessey, Admissions Director of the newly renovated Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.

How to Decide It’s Time for Long-Term Care

 How to Decide It’s Time for Long-Term Care

When caring for an elderly loved one, caregivers might come to a point when they are unable to provide the amount of care the senior needs. Considering the options of where to go and what to do can be overwhelming. However, it might be time for the senior to move into long-term care at a senior care community.

Tips for Transitioning from Respite Care to Senior Living

Tips for Celebrating Milestones and Encouraging Independence

Tips on the Benefits of Respite Care for Caregivers

The 7 Important Ways Respite Care Benefits Caregivers

Respite Care for Caregivers

The physical, emotional and economic consequences for family caregivers of loved ones with physical limitations or memory loss can be overwhelming – and in some cases even devastating. In fact, a recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed reported “Fair or Poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33% of non-caregivers.

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