Caregiver Wellness & Tips

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Is it Time to Consider Using a Patient Lift?

Countless family caregivers get hurt annually while assisting heavier loved ones, and back injuries and falls are common. Patient lifts are a great way to help both caregivers and patients avoid injuries, and are widely used at hospitals and nursing homes to ensure worker and care recipient safety.

How to Handle Caregiver Anger Before It Leads to a Blowup

You’ve started questioning your caregiving approach, and feel your emotional “fuse” getting shorter and shorter. It feels like one of these days your temper is going to explode, and you know that you’ll regret it afterwards. What should you do? Here are some effective ways to diffuse caregiver anger before it causes a serious blowup.

By |2019-01-17T03:13:01-04:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , , , |

5 Tips to Combat Caregiver Fatigue

Every year, millions of family members serve as caregivers for elderly loved ones who are aging in place at home, usually a parent. But the physical and emotional demands of caregiving can become overwhelming, especially when the senior’s health is in decline. Over time, stress can cause caregiver fatigue, notably if the caregiver has their own household to manage.

By |2018-12-10T04:13:30-04:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , , , |

5 Tips For Dealing With Remote Caregiver Guilt

Guilt is a common emotion experienced by family caregivers who are providing at least some care for a senior who’s independently aging in place at home, usually their parent. Those feelings tend to intensify when that caregiver lives far away from their elderly loved one, a condition referred to as “remote caregiver guilt”.

By |2018-11-17T03:21:24-04:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , , , |

10 Ways to Thank a Family Caregiver

Family caregiving is hard work. Whether you’re an adult child caring for an aging parent or a professional caregiver working long days in service to a senior, the work is taxing. If you know and admire a family caregiver, you’ve mostly likely tried to think of ways to communicate your appreciation for all that the caregiver does on a daily basis.

By |2018-09-28T00:20:04-04:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , , |

Effective Ways to Build a Caregiving Team

Everyone needs care at some point. It’s often an aging family member who relies on others for their everyday needs — and it requires a caregiving team to help meet those needs effectively. If you’re faced with leading the care of an elderly family member, here are 5 ways to build the caregiving team that’s needed to meet his or her needs.

By |2018-09-22T22:13:27-04:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Communicating with At-Home Caregivers

It is essential to do everything possible to make sure that you are communicating with at-home caregivers as effectively as possible. Following the tips below can guide you into a relationship with your at-home caregiver that is both professional and mutually-beneficial.

Time Management – Managing Your Time Effectively as a Caregiver

Time management is very challenging for caregivers. There’s so much to do for them and only so much time in one day. Managing your time effectively will enable you to accomplish everything and still live a full life. Above all, it can reduce your stress and give you a sense of control.

By |2018-08-29T16:18:44-04:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , , |

Pick-Me-Ups for Tired Caregivers

At some point, roughly 1 in 3 American adults will serve as caregivers for another family member, usually an aging parent. Being a caregiver is highly rewarding, but as time progresses the added responsibilities can be tiring. When a caregiver gets worn down, they can experience physical and mental fatigue, and later health and relationship [...]

By |2018-04-26T10:47:47-04:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Caregiver Wellness & Tips|Tags: , , |

Caregiver’s Tip: Coping with Dementia on Outings

Being a caregiver for someone who has dementia brings with it many challenges. One of these challenges is navigating public situations. The increased confusion and personality changes that often accompany dementia can make social situations stressful both for the person who has dementia and for caregivers. This can increase feelings of social isolation and caregiver [...]

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