Caregiver Self-Care When You Don’t Have Time

Caregiver Self-Care When You Don’t Have Time

Caregivers rarely have time for self-care. Between regular “life” tasks and caring for another adult, there isn’t much time to practice self-care. While people harp on the importance of self-care, they rarely step in to give the caregiver time to actually practice self-care. So, many caregivers just drop self-care from their to do list. It’s the easiest thing to drop, yet it is critical to a caregiver’s well-being.  Caregiver Self-Care When You Don’t Have Time While the thought of adding one more thing to your to do list may be overwhelming, remember, if you don’t care for yourself, you can’t

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When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

In every parent-child relationship, there eventually comes a time when roles reverse. It's a natural and inevitable extension of the aging process. The mom or dad who once changed your diapers, drove you to soccer practice, and applied Band-aids to skinned knees will gradually lose their mobility and independence, requiring greater help and supervision with their own health and safety needs. For the child who in turn is tasked with caring for an aging parent, navigating this new juncture can be difficult because it means taking a more directive role in relation to a grown-up who, in addition to having

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Ask an Expert: 5 Tactics for Dementia Caregiving

Ask an Expert: 5 Tactics for Dementia Caregiving

Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be an incredibly tiresome job. From the long hours to psychological exhaustion, to the physically demanding environment, there are very few ways to actively prepare for and predict the responsibilities that caregiving entails. Silverado’s Director of Clinical Education Sue Kruse shares key tactics for managing the day-to-day challenges of dementia caregivers.  Ask an Expert: 5 Tactics for Dementia Caregiving 1.  Communication Through Understanding According to Kruse, one of the most frustrating problem areas for individuals with dementia and their caregivers is communication. Many times, the person living with dementia

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6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

After retirement, seniors often struggle to find purpose in their lives. Many are surprised at their lack of direction without a Monday-to-Friday job. This lack of motivation can have a damaging effect on seniors’ well-being. Without this sense of purpose, seniors often slip into a sedentary lifestyle. Others find themselves feeling listless, anxious, or depressed. 6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose At Visiting Angels, we’ve seen how lack of purpose takes a toll on older adults, time and time again. When seniors first get started with a home care assessment, many report feeling a lack of energy, motivation,

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7 Essential Resume Writing Tips for Caregivers

7 Essential Resume Writing Tips for Caregivers

Writing about yourself in the form of a resume is never an easy task. However, it’s an essential part of the job-seeking process and always the first impression you’ll have with a future employer, so you’ll want to make sure that it’s perfect. 7 Essential Resume Writing Tips for Caregivers The caregiver industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world so if you’re looking for your next job; there’s never been a better time to do so. So you don’t miss out on your next opportunity, here are seven tips you need to know about writing the

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10 Signs of Caregiver Stress

When you’re caring for someone else, and running your own household, your needs tend to fall to the bottom of the list. While this is a perfectly normal response, it isn’t the healthiest response. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so taking care of your needs is not selfish, it is critical. 10 Signs of Caregiver Stress Easier said than done, I know. I am the worst at following this advice. I have been known to push myself to the point of illness to take care of everyone else’s needs. In fact, I was reviewing resumes for drivers while in

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What Are the Responsibilities of a Caregiver?

Senior woman with tender caregiver

When people get sick, become aged or disabled, and can't help themselves, there is a need to provide them with proper medical care. However, the right medication is not enough to care either at home or at the hospital. Whether it's respite services or an emotional support companion, caregivers with the best understanding of caregiving practices will use their skills to offer extra support. They work with the agency's standards to ensure clients get excellent care. Who is a Caregiver? A caregiver helps the sick, the elderly, the disabled, or children by giving care. A care provider ensures that clients

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Dennis Says: Let’s Compare Clippers

Don’t worry about shaky hands. You can still cut your own finger and toenails with clippers designed with seniors in mind. Did you know that all primates including humans have nails instead of claws? It makes it easier for us to pick things up (like food) and pick things off (like insects). Humans are members of the primate family. Non-human primates include our monkey and ape friends. We all have finger and toenails that need cutting regularly to stay healthy. Click on the video below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VW2FrIvSo&t=10s[/embed] You can purchases clippers here at Senior.com!

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Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

How to reduce falls in the home: Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults? So how can you help your parents make their home fall-safe? Home Safety Checklist for Seniors First, you can address the fall risks in the home, room by room. You both may be so used to the layout of their home  and the way things are that you don’t notice the risks. Be prepared for some push back, particularly if they are resistant to you stepping in and “taking over.”

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