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June 21st, 2019 Why is a Daily Routine Important When You're a Family Caregiver?

Keeping up with daily tasks is tough. When you're a family caregiver, unexpected situations can throw off your schedule. If you don't really have a fixed daily routine planned, these unexpected situations can lead to a lot of stress. One...

June 14th, 2019 Simplify Your Schedule to Gain More Time

One of the biggest complaints shared by caregivers is that there never seems to be enough time in the day or the week. You might be surprised to find, though, that you can find some more time in your own schedule just by shifting how you approach...

June 7th, 2019 Brand New to Caregiving? Do This.

Whether you got thrust into caregiving literally overnight or you’ve sensed that caregiving was going to be in your future at some point, you probably don’t feel as prepared as you would like to be. That’s normal when you&rsquo...

May 31st, 2019 4 Kinds of Hypertension You Should Know

High blood pressure is a common condition. It happens when the force the blood places on the walls of arteries is high enough to potentially cause health problems like heart disease. As a family caregiver for an older adult, you may feel like you...

May 24th, 2019 4 Daily Activities Home Care Can Help Seniors With

Does your older family member struggle to keep up with housework? Do they eat poorly because cooking meals is too difficult, or they simply don’t want to do it? Perhaps they have some trouble with personal care, like bathing, dressing, or...

May 17th, 2019 Is Your Senior’s Health Putting Her at Risk for a Fall?  

Your elderly family member’s ability to avoid a fall depends on so many variables. One of the variables you might not have connected fully to her fall risk is her overall health. Some bits and pieces of her overall health can be particularly...

May 10th, 2019 Why Do Caregivers Worry So Much?

One of the problems that you might run into as a caregiver is that of worrying too much. Worry comes from a well-meaning place, but it doesn't do you or your aging adult as much good as you think and hope that it might. It can actually start...

April 30th, 2019 Talking to Your Senior about Moving Into Your Home

There are many reasons why transitioning your senior into living in your home with you and the rest of your family can be a good choice. As a family caregiver, having your senior living with you can maximize your time and efforts by eliminating...

April 26th, 2019 How Important is Portion Size?

When the food set in front of your aging relative is delicious, it can be hard not to pile heaps of it on the plate. However, doing so can lead to overeating and weight gain, eating too much sodium, and an upset stomach. The problem is often that...

April 19th, 2019 What Happens if You Can’t Care for Your Senior Alone? 

Often families approach the idea of caring for an aging family member with the belief that it can all be handled by one person. That’s rarely the case and there may come a time when the primary family caregiver worries about what happens...

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