Understanding the Hidden Costs for Caregivers

Understanding the Hidden Costs for Caregivers

Caregivers are a special breed. They are driven by love and a sense of responsibility. It quickly becomes apparent that a lot of cost can go into being a caregiver and many people assume it’s much less expensive to be a caregiver than to utilize outside professional help. While senior care facilities have their own upsides, they are not always more expensive. 

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Helpful Hints for Delivering Bad News to Senior Parents

Helpful Hints for Delivering Bad News to Senior Parents

Delivering bad news is tough, no matter who it is. It’s especially tough when you must deliver it to a family member or senior parents. Our tips can help you know how to talk about negative news with honesty and compassion. Read on for more info…. 

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5 Tips for Caregivers to Take a Break

5 Tips for Caregivers to Take a Break

If you are a caregiver to an elderly loved one, it’s very important that you learn to take care of yourself as well as your patient. You must learn how to prevent yourself from facing burnout and exhaustion to avoid a new set of health problems yourself. So why is it so hard for caregivers to take a break? Rationally, we know it’s needed, but emotionally, we don’t want to step away from our loved one, even if it’s taking a toll on our own health. It’s tough to ask for help, but it’s important to do. Let’s look at some tips that will help you through the season of being a caregiver to your loved one, but also for yourself. 

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Signs Your Elderly Loved One Is Hiding Dementia

Signs Your Elderly Loved One Is Hiding Dementia

If you find yourself with an aging parent who has more than their share of “senior moments” it may be time to look at the possibility of diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, both of which are characterized by memory loss. It’s important to know the ways that many elderly people might try to hide their symptoms, but it’s even more important that they get the proper help and treatment. Let’s look at some of the following ways they may try to hide dementia: 

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How Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

How Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

The hazards of winter weather affect seniors more than any other demographic. While we’re all affected by bitter cold, snow and ice, the dangers our seniors are exposed to are very real for those of us who are caregivers, or just concerned family members. But the good news is, with a little planning and preparations, it doesn’t have to be scary time of year. 

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Deciding When Your Senior Loved One Should No Longer Drive

Deciding When Your Senior Loved One Should No Longer Drive

It’s a hard decision to make. When do you take the car keys away from the senior in your life? While many things go into this decision, getting input from your loved one’s doctor, as well as any other caregivers, can make it a little easier. This way you won’t be making the choice alone.  

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Why Elderly Ones Need a Daily Routine

Why Elderly Ones Need a Daily Routine

Growing older can be scary, and for many seniors the unknown can be the scariest part. This is especially true if they are becoming more challenged in their abilities physically or even cognitively. Most seniors need structure in their days and begin to feel a bit insecure without it. Therefore, a daily routine they can count on does wonders in providing a sense of safety against the unknowns. A consistent routine also helps the caregiver, so everyone knows what’s coming next. 

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