Caregivers of aging parent(s) or those facing the challenges of assisting a loved one or friend who is chronically ill, disabled or elderly are growing in numbers. As a caregiver, you are one of the 22 million Americans who care for an older adult. Caregivers provide 80 percent of in-home care, but unlike nurses and home health aids, they are mostly unpaid for their labor of love. Dr. Elizabeth Clark, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers says “Care giving is a difficult job that can take a toll on relationships, jobs and emotional well-being. Those who care […]
The responsibilities of Alzheimer’s family caregivers is enormous. Is it no wonder that the #1 complaint of caregivers is stress? Many of these responsibilities overlap a bit into other areas, but I wanted to give you something to work with. Depending on where you’re currently at in your journey with your loved one, you’ll take something different away from this article. Knowing what lies ahead in your journey as a family caregiver will help you prepare and plan for when things get more difficult. This is better than being surprised by having to make yet another change in […]
Well-meaning friends and family don’t know what to say, but this is something I absolutely hated to hear…
Moments that made me giggle and they still do!
If you don’t expect anyone to say thank you, you’ll really enjoy it when someone does.
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