* Roles & Responsibilities

April 16, 2018

Carefully Consider the Implications of Moving an Elderly Loved One Closer to You

These days, family members are often scattered in various cities and states throughout the country. This poses a serious challenge when a loved one requires increased care or assistance. There almost always comes a point in […]
April 4, 2018

Caregiver Guilt and Finding Balance

How do you find the balance? Is there a balance? Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing more? These are important questions for a caregiver. They can dominate a caregiver’s daily thoughts. The […]
March 16, 2018

Tips for Organizing a Medical History

A trip to the emergency room made me realize why caregivers are advised to organize health information. Like many caregivers, I share the task of going with my loved one to appointments. My sister usually takes […]
March 15, 2018

Cost, Uncertainty and Stress Plague Long-Distance Caregivers

$8,728 a year. No vacations. No retirement savings. 23 hours a week and up. This is the not-so-secret code of the long-distance caregiver: $8,728 is the average annual out-of-pocket cost; 47% stopped taking vacations to make […]
March 14, 2018

Top 3 Excuses From Siblings Who Don’t Help With Caregiving

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Unfair as it may seem, even in families of many adult children, one sibling generally becomes the primary caregiver for the aging parents. In many families, such as mine, this person lives the […]
March 12, 2018

The Only Child Caregiver’s Career

I am one among millions of statistically likely only-child caregivers working on my own to provide care within the caregiving community. While not every child, even one with siblings, can or will opt to take on […]
March 9, 2018

Thank You, Mom

I saw it as she sat at my dining room table. Portable file emptied of medical bills and prescription drug plan information, spread out over the table top and on chair seats. I was working in […]
March 7, 2018

Why Caregivers Refuse Help

Caregivers frequently feel stressed and many eventually become burned out—a condition that should not be taken lightly. Many caregivers, even when they have access to outside resources, still come up with excuses to actively refuse assistance. […]
March 6, 2018

Create Your All-Star Care Team in 5 Steps

In this country, there is a growing problem regarding a lack of supportive resources for family caregivers. There are government programs, charities, and nonprofits that might be able to help intermittently, but what caregivers often need […]
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