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The Caregiving Years: An Introduction

An Introduction About the Caregiver's Life in Six Stages Caregiving is and has always been a very selfless service. Helping someone with his/her day-to-day activities is not an easy task and demands that the caregiver remain fully committed towards his duties. These include taking care of someone with a chronic illness, managing his medications, talking to ...
Long Term Care

Independent vs. Assisted Living: What to Know and How to Decide

Growing old isn’t as burdensome as one presumes; as long as it’s done right. The dilemma majority of the seniors face is in deciding whether to live independently or to reach out for assistance. This dilemma becomes all the more agonizing if one suffers from any form of illness or disability. Thus preventing them from ...
Transition

Transitions – New Progress

When we think about the future, we think about our children's college education, wedding costs, retirement funds, and saving for our future. But there is one more thing we forget to include and that is having a care plan for our aging parent or loved ones. Normally we only think about caring for them when ...
The Talk

Having “THE TALK” With Mom Or Dad

Having THE TALK with Mom or Dad In many cases, our loved ones age quite gracefully and are able to remain with complete independence at quite an advanced age. In other circumstances, limitations may set in earlier. Regardless, it is recommended that family members initiate discussions with an elderly or disabled loved one to be sure ...
Family Caregiver

What problems do FAMILY caregivers face when taking care of a loved one?

Family caregivers have arguably one of the toughest jobs, a job which often might turn out to be thankless. Majority of family caregivers do not receive any form of compensation for their services and have to put up with a lot of sacrifices in terms of their personal space, time and even livelihood. Here are ...
Check In Program

5 Meaningful Activities as a Family Caregiver for Loved Ones

As a family caregiver, it is imperative that you plan enough meaningful activities for the loved ones that you are responsible for. Without proper and enough activities, loved ones in care might not get enough exercise and might withdraw within themselves, which isn't good for their mental or physical health. Some of the activities that ...

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