* Balancing Life & Caregiving

June 19, 2018

Put Procrastination in its Place

Caregivers often place themselves at the bottom of a long to-do list. Once I take care of A, B, and C, I will get into my own life. The problem is that never happens for one […]
June 15, 2018

Moving in With Family: Issues to Consider

Too often, the decision to move into a family member’s home is made when a crisis develops or as a last resort. Sudden illness or injury strikes and the family is left without a plan for […]
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 25, 2018

Caregivers Respite: Enjoy a Guilt Free Summer

Why is it that the words “respite” and “guilt” seem to go hand in hand? Why do caregivers feel we are somehow failing our loved one by admitting that we need help, need time to recharge […]
May 18, 2018

How to Find the Joy in Caregiving

ELISA CARED FOR HER husband who lived with dementia. When she couldn’t care for him at home any longer, she arranged for him to live in the only Alzheimer’s care facility in our community. My father eventually moved there […]
May 17, 2018

Caregivers 7 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls every year.
May 15, 2018

Who Takes Care of the Caregiver?

Caregivers provide care in a wide variety of situations. Caregiving can be a very difficult task to accomplish, especially when it involves caring for an elderly parent. This is definitely a role reversal, which many individuals […]
May 10, 2018

6 Reasons to Appreciate Your Job As a Caregiver

Taking care of an aging loved one is draining, both physically and emotionally. It can be lonely, overwhelming and frustrating, and it often seems thankless. Despite all of this, family caregivers persevere and wake up every […]
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, […]

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