* Balancing Life & Caregiving

November 23, 2017

8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a time of thankfulness, reflection, observance, and celebration. But too often, the idealistic visions of a perfect holiday are marred by tensions and stress. Financial pressure, over-commitment and unrealistic expectations […]
November 22, 2017

What to Do When Your Elderly Parent Refuses Home Care

Most older adults want to live in their own home for as long as possible, research shows. In order to do that, most will have to decide whether or not to welcome home health professionals into […]
November 20, 2017

Senior Housing Talk

You sit down with a handful of colorful brochures and a burst of optimism to have “the housing talk” with a relative or the person you’re caring for — to help her sort through all the […]
November 17, 2017

11 Signs It Might Be Time for Assisted Living

The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one — both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you […]
November 16, 2017

The Art of Multitasking and Still Remaining Focused

Caregiving itself is an art. Many today are part of the Sandwich Generation who find themselves caring for both young children and teenagers as well as aging parents. Caregivers need to be professional multi-taskers to address […]
November 15, 2017

The Stay Healthy Checklist

Caregivers tend to put their health last on their list of priorities. They usually put the needs of their loved ones first. However, the stress caregivers experience makes their health issues more important than ever. Here […]
November 13, 2017

Forty-Eight Mental Breaks for Caregivers

Caregiving takes a lot of time. Even if you had spare time to daydream in the first place, it’s probably gone now. However you must give yourself a mental break once in a while.   The […]
November 10, 2017

Top Ten Ways To Care For Yourself

Keep a journal. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, Don’t be afraid to write about the losses, big or small. Stick with your journal. Let yourself […]
November 9, 2017

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

Caregivers often carry around undeserved guilt, believing that they aren’t doing enough for their loved ones. This guilt can make the caregiving role even more stressful than it already is. One might ask why a caregiver […]
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