* Caregiver Burnout

March 23, 2018

The Importance of Counseling for Caregiver Burnout

Although caregiving is a uniquely rewarding experience, it is also a mentally and physically demanding job. Without proper support, it can take a toll on your health and your psyche. Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy, […]
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 […]
February 21, 2018

I’m Fine, Thanks

That is the life of a caregiver. You are always fine because the focus is always on the person that you care for. You are “just fine” because if you think of allowing yourself to be […]
January 16, 2018

Multiple Roles: Handling the Guilt

There are many stresses and strains in the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, but one of the greatest of these stresses is the daily responsibility of caregiving. Providing hands-on care, food, shelter, clothing, […]
January 9, 2018

You May Feel Lonely, But You’re Not Alone by Caregivers

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; can give and receive without judgment and derive sustenance and strength from the relationship,” Brené Brown, the author and […]
January 8, 2018

Spinal Cord Injury

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, many are learning that the simple everyday activities they once took for granted, such as getting into their own bathrooms, have become more challenging now that they have […]
January 4, 2018

Emotional Fatigue by Caregivers

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, says there are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, […]
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 […]
January 3, 2016

Rheumatoid Arthritis: 10 Tips for the Caregiver

Being the caregiver of someone with rheumatoid arthritis can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Helping someone cope with RA is not an easy task and can sometimes lead to out-of-control emotions in the caregiver as well. […]

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