Caregiver Tips

The Sandwich Generation

Have you heard of The Sandwich Generation?  It is the generation born between 1950 and 1970—also known as The Baby Boomer Generation. The Sandwich Generation has become an appropriate term because, according to research, about 1 out of every 8 Americans is supporting a child and caring for a parent. This can cause a great…

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Caregivers Deserve a Vacation Too!

As a caregiver, it’s important to plan time for yourself, even if it’s only a mini vacation. Caring for your elderly or disabled loved one is a huge responsibility; it can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining – especially if you don’t have a support system. Be sure to plan some type of vacation before…

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Keeping Up with Medications for Seniors

Your loved one’s physical or mental ailments can easily result in a number of medications being prescribed for daily, weekly, or monthly use. Although it may be a tedious task to sort through the medications, it is extremely important that you do so. Your loved one has been prescribed the medication for a reason and, chances…

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Caregiver Preparation Tips

What is a Caregiver? Caregivers are essential participants in our society that provide services to look after another person who can no longer look after themselves due to illness, trauma, or old age.  If you find yourself providing services as a caregiver, whether paid or unpaid, consider what you can do to make the task…

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Handling Caregiver Stress

If you’ve ever taken care of a child you know how stressful it can be. That same stress can become a factor in your life when you are caring for a family member who can’t care for him or herself. When we take care of our kids, the stress has nothing to do with how…

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