Caregiving Tips

Three Quick Ways to Stay Connected

So what can you do to stay connected when time is short? Most of us have probably read the statistics that show us one of the keys to successful aging is to stay connected to friends and family. But when caregiving is a big part of your life, those relationships often become difficult to maintain. Technology may provide you with some options.

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Taking Care of Caregivers – How to Stay Healthy and Happy!

One of the most important jobs you can have in life is providing care for another. Whether it is a child, a disabled adult or a senior, being a caregiver can be joyful and fulfilling. However, it can also be debilitating to you both physically and emotionally, and can be one of the most challenging jobs of your life.

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How to Avoid the 'Caregiver Burnout'

Caring for an aging parent or loved one is a very challenging task. It requires a lot of time, patience and understanding. Most of the time, caregivers become so busy taking care of others that they tend to forget to take care of themselves. This can result in stress, anxiety, frustration and exhaustion, which may eventually lead to "caregiver burnout."

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Choosing The Right Caregiver

You may have visited your family member recently and saw that they were struggling with making meals, light housekeeping, bathing or other types of activities of daily living (ADLs). You mention this to them, and they agree that they need help. So, you need to hire a caregiver...now what? Hiring a caregiver can be a difficult decision, but can be the inevitable step to being more independent as one gets older. Your goal is to find a caregiver that you can trust and feel confident that your loved one is being taken care of properly.

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