Care

October 19, 2018

Navigating Long-Term Care Support

  Most of us know that we are likely to need some type of assistance, whether at home or in a nursing facility, as we age. In fact, 70 percent of Washingtonians 65 and better will […]
October 18, 2018

Lessen The Squeeze: Caregiver Coping Skills

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, millions of Americans are in the “Sandwich Generation,” caring for both children and parents, and women represent the majority of caregivers for family members. As a certified long-term care specialist, daughter, […]
October 16, 2018

Caring for Someone With Arthritis

Caring for a friend or family member with arthritis can be a challenging—yet rewarding—experience. Your loved one may have difficulty managing various components of the disease process, and being available as a trusted ally in their care can make a […]
September 28, 2018

7 Care Package Items for Elderly Loved Ones

Giving a care package is a great way to make elderly loved ones feel special. Even the simplest of gifts can lift spirits and give him or her bragging rights for the day! Working in the […]
September 25, 2018

Dementia: Stages, Scales and Progression Models

Dementia experts break down various stages of dementia into anywhere from 3 to 7 phases. Each category is separated according to the level of severity and typical characteristics portrayed. The number of stages varies depending on […]
September 21, 2018

Family Caregiver: Building Your Care Partner Team

I want to talk about a very important concept, building your “care partner team.” It is far too easy to think as a spouse (or primary family caregiver) facing caregiving … “I can do it all” […]
August 28, 2018

Is It Possible to Maintain a Positive Attitude as a Caregiver?

My mother was a positive thinker. I don’t think her brain was necessarily hardwired for happiness, and I’m certain it didn’t have anything to do with her upbringing. My grandmother could find something negative to say […]
August 27, 2018

Caregiver By Chance, Caregiver By Choice

At nine years old, I lost my dad. So young, however so wise to know I needed to help my mom with my brothers and sister. You see, my mom was not well so I was […]
August 20, 2018

Caring For The Caregiver

Being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. There is usually very little, if any opportunity to prepare for a new caregiving situation. The well-being of the caregiver requires priority consideration. Thought must be given […]

Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software