* Balancing Life & Caregiving

January 11, 2018

How to Be Supportive to Friends Experiencing Loss

Loss is an inescapable part of life. Whether we’ve lost someone to death, or are going through a living loss such as divorce, retirement, a life-threatening illness, a debilitating injury or a life-altering condition like dementia or addiction, […]
January 10, 2018

More Than Reminiscing by Caregivers

As caregivers, it is an understatement to say that our lives are busy. Our days may be filled with endless tasks such as helping a parent with bathing, administering medications, managing appointments and insurance claims. We […]
January 5, 2018

Challenges Affecting Family Caregivers

Caregiving in our society affects individuals of all races, lifestyles, and incomes. As our population ages, a growing number of American adults will serve as caregivers for loved ones who are disabled and/or suffering from a […]
December 27, 2017

Caregivers: 4 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Parent to Assisted Living

With the boomer generation aging into their 50s, 60s and 70s and many of their parents now in their 70s, 80s and 90s, there is an increasing need for long-term care. Most older Americans would stay […]
December 26, 2017

Leaders Discuss How to Support Family Caregivers

If you have not yet been a caregiver for an older relative or an aging spouse, there’s an excellent chance you eventually will. For Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), that role came on suddenly. Raised by her […]
December 20, 2017

Caregivers: The 3 Stages of Life After 50

It’s an uninformed and inaccurate assumption to think about the period between age 50 and elderly as one single period. It’s as naïve as assuming all boomers are alike, needing and wanting the same things at […]
December 18, 2017

Caregiving: Two Relationships in One

To be entrusted with the care of another human being is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on you. It takes on meaning that is beyond approach. New parents have nine months to […]
December 15, 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents raising grandchildren have received considerable attention in recent years. Many observers perceive grandparent care to be a growing phenomenon. Nearly six million children and 1.5 million grandparents currently live in grandparent-grandchild households. One in five […]

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