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June 7, 2018

Where to Find Respite: Resources for Caregivers

We love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it any other way. Knowing we can […]
June 6, 2018

Stress Reduction Strategies

When my husband Phil’s colorectal cancer returned, this time in the liver and lungs, I found myself stressed to the max.  With my full-time job as a kindergarten teacher, my commitment to my adult children and […]
May 9, 2018

Need a Break from Caregiving? Avoid Burnout, Find Respite Care

Millions of caregivers throughout our country are putting in long hours, putting up with very difficult circumstances, including difficult aging loved ones, and have little or no relief. If you don’t have much money to spare, […]
April 11, 2018

Time Management Techniques for Minimizing Caregiver Stress

There have been many systems devised and suggestions made to help caregivers manage the stress they feel while taking care of their loved ones. Many of them are useful and work; it is just a matter […]
April 6, 2018

Releasing Resentment

Caregivers love to help people. It is a good feeling to comfort and give aid to someone in need. This support can also take its toll. There is a great responsibility and at times a burden […]
March 21, 2018

How to “Unplug” from Caregiving

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK You’re a long-term caregiver for your parents and you are getting more than a little burned out. A friend tells you that her family is unable to use a five-day beach home reservation […]
March 19, 2018

BREATHE

“Mom, can you hear me?” This is usually how the conversation goes when it is clear my mother has either not caught what I said on the phone, or is otherwise distracted by something more interesting […]
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 8, 2018

Reading: the Antidote to Loneliness

They don’t ask for much – just a good story now and then. Sometimes, a lot of the time, they may not be able to ask, but you can see it in their eyes. Tired eyes […]

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