caregiver tips

April 9, 2015

Family Caregivers: Why Are They MORE Important than Professionals?

Despite the enormity of the American health care system, family caregivers are and will remain the primary source of care for their seriously and chronically ill (and often elderly) relatives and friends.
February 25, 2015

Transform Your Caregiver Heart from Self-Destruct to Emotional & Logical Balance

Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews this very entertaining guest, known as "Doc, The Defender of Caregivers," (Lon Kieffer), this Wednesday at noon, PST at (213) 943 3630, or the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/02/25/transform-your-caregiver-heart-from-self-destruct-to-emotional-logical-balance They will discuss some caregiver bad habits that often gets them into unnecessary stressful situations, such as: 1. All-or-nothing thinking 2. Overgeneralization 3. Mental filter 4. Disqualifying the positive 5. Jumping to conclusions 6. Mind reading 7. The Fortune Teller Error 8. Magnification (Catastrophizing) or Minimization 9. Emotional reasoning 10. Should statements 11. Labeling and mislabeling 12. Personalization You won't want to miss this very informative and inspirational, as well as entertaining interview! Motivational Speaker, Author, & EnterTrainer, Lon Kieffer has been featured at National, Regional and Statewide conferences in more than 35 states, and regularly speaks at "Caregiver" forums across the country in addition to performing his one-man, Comedic/Dramatic Play "Defending the Caregiver!" in small venues such as ALF's, CCRC's, and local theaters. With 30 years experience as a Leader in the Caregiver Culture, coupled with his experience as a former professional stand-up comedian, Lon will discuss the internal problems with typical caregiver thinking that allows them to fall into poor health, while making costly decisions on their self-care.
February 18, 2015

10 Things You MUST Do To Be An Organized Caregiver, by Organizing Expert, Debbye Cannon

In the early 1980’s, I was caring for my 2 children (both under two years old, & in cloth diapers!) and life was absolutely eating me alive! I had the responsibilities of wife, mother, homemaker and I was endeavoring to run a substantial home-based business. I found that although my business was EXPLODING, my home life was IMPLODING! What WAS I thinking? By late afternoon, when I needed to be preparing dinner, I’d find myself collapsed in my kitchen from low blood sugar, surrounded by my little ones without a CLUE about what I could assemble for dinner. There would be pasta, but no sauce, meat frozen solid and no side dishes in my pantry. My house felt a mess. Laundry was piled high and the floors were so sticky I feared walking through the kitchen! I decided to create some shortcuts. I created a system for more than just surviving my life. Pretty soon I was actually thriving, and my friends noticed. By popular demand, I began teaching local workshop groups. The Butler family encouraged me to publish my system. The first edition was published in September of 1988, a second printing followed in January 1997 and a third edition in 2006. Prompted to share my systems and techniques, I have now become the SMARTcut® Expert. I am passionate about helping way past busy entrepreneurs especially Caregivers, who are struggling with the juggling. I hope my work will give you the time and energy to reach more of your personal dreams, serve your family, church and community in ways that really make a difference. Click here to listen:
October 15, 2014

Caregiver Info: Fatal Falls On the Rise Among Seniors

Data collected by the National Safety Council (NSC) recently revealed that the incidence of serious falls among adults aged 65 and older has risen 112 percent since 1999. This is worrisome news for caregivers and patients […]
October 9, 2014

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Survival Tips – Three Ways to Stay Positive By Elaine K. Sanchez Madelyn Kubin was recovering from open-heart surgery. She had osteoporosis, macular degeneration, restless leg syndrome, and severe hearing loss.  She lived on a […]

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