* Balancing Life & Caregiving

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 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 […]
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 5, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, […]
March 2, 2018

How to Identify and Minimize Caregiver Burden

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique “occupational […]
February 27, 2018

It’s About Life

Only 10 percent of Americans will die suddenly. The remainder of us (90 percent) will decline slowly, growing weaker until we die. Because this process is so gradual, we often don’t recognize that a loved one […]
February 20, 2018

5 Ways to Find Happiness as a Family Caregiver

The role of family caregiver is not unlike other important roles we may play in life — bride or groom, mother or father — except for one thing: It doesn’t come wrapped in happiness. You don’t […]
February 15, 2018

Can a Senior Living Community Make a Marriage Better?

Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease and Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk. The couple stays […]

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