April 27, 2015
Forgive! Forgive the siblings who NEVER come by. Forgive the friends who deserted you. Forgive the people who have every excuse in the world why they think that they are too busy to help or visit. […]
April 24, 2015
Know the symptoms of BURNOUT! When you feel yourself feeling or experiencing ANY of these, you may be very close, or actually experiencing BURNOUT:
April 23, 2015
Support, Support, Support! Seek out other caregivers. It will let you know that you are not alone and that you can compare experiences that will help you to find new ideas for better coping skills.
April 19, 2015
Don’t neglect your friends, hobbies and interests. Don’t isolate yourself and become an island that nobody can swim to reach you. If you do this, you will be sent ancient in yourself to caregiver prison with […]
April 18, 2015
Speak up! Don’t be shy when it comes to asking for help, or even refusing help that is offered. Yes, it is true, there are lots of caregivers who actually refuse help when it is offered! […]
April 14, 2015
Take care of Y O U, BEFORE you take care of your loved one! This sounds so selfish, and goes against the very fabric of a caregiver, that many will not listen to this advice…that is […]
April 9, 2015
Despite the enormity of the American health care system, family caregivers are and will remain the primary source of care for their seriously and chronically ill (and often elderly) relatives and friends.
April 8, 2015
Take our quiz, and find out. Below is your “ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR BURNOUT” Quiz, along with your grading instructions:
April 7, 2015
As us baby boomers get older, and our parents become less independent, there comes a time when the roles of both of us reverse. We become the parent, and they become the children.