15
Oct

TIME Health: Caregiver Traits That Help Reduce Burnout

Whether they are employed as a social worker, health care provider, or in-home caregiver, those responsible for the welfare, safety, and comfort of a family’s loved ones are placed in a very significant position. The importance of the work combined with the many challenges the job can present on a daily basis can prove to be too much for some,

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15
Oct

Helping Seniors with Standing, Sitting and Reclining

Many seniors find that they begin to have trouble changing positions, e.g., from standing to sitting to reclining, as they age. Difficulties with rising up to a standing position or lowering into a seated or reclined position are quite common, but it doesn’t have to be a strain. It’s important that an individual with mobility-related issues can safely navigate their

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20
Jul

This Is Why Empty Nesters Should Incorporate Music into Their Daily Lives

While it doesn’t affect every parent, research (1) proves that the “empty nest syndrome” does, in fact, exist. Approximately 30 percent of the 78 million baby boomers in the U.S. experience feelings of depression, sadness, and grief when their kids leave their proverbial nest. While it’s easy to focus on the negatives when you’re feeling low, one of the many

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10
Jul

Recognize 7 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress to Avoid Exhaustion or a Crisis

Caregiving for a loved one who needs assistance throughout their everyday activities can be a rewarding experience. However, it can quickly become stressful and frustrating, eventually leading to burnout. Feelings of guilt, exhaustion, anger, and even rage are all signs that it’s time to ask for help. Thankfully, with caregiving services that are available today, you can find peace of

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5
Jul

Help Make Your Parents’ Move as Smooth as Possible

We all understand that the moving process can demand a lot of our time and energy. When it’s time for your ageing parents to downsize their home, they need help and support in dealing with the transition. The emotional toll is particularly heavy if your parents are moving from the family home they have shared for decades, sometimes forty years

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12
Jun

9 Ways to Adapt After Hospitalization

After you return home from hospitalization, you will need to take time to adjust and heal. In order to avoid the risk of endangering your health, it may be necessary to make changes to your living environment and overall lifestyle as you recuperate. Today, we’ll look at nine ways to help get back on track after your hospitalization. CHANGING YOUR

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3
Jun

7 Tips to Travel Safely with Dementia

Traveling with someone living with dementia can be a challenging process. Fear and anxiety can surface for you both, and it can become a scary experience that leads to panic for those living with the illness. That’s why preparing in advance is crucial so that you can prevent avoidable mishaps. Before you head off on your trip, go over these

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30
May

How to Cope with Caring for Ageing Parents

Becoming a caregiver for your parents can feel strange and stressful at first: for so long, you were used to your parents taking care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. Switching roles isn’t always easy, but with guidance and planning, you both can get familiar with your new roles. Today, we’ll provide some helpful

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22
May

How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills

It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.

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13
Mar

The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving

More than 400,000 Canadians act as long-distance caregivers to a parent living with a chronic health problem or physical limitation. Long-distance caregivers, defined as those living at least one hour away by car, report having higher care-related expenses and levels of emotional distress than caregivers who live within a short drive of the care recipient. North American caregivers collectively miss 15 million days

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