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Caregiver Fatigue – Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

Millions of Americans care for an aging in place elderly family member, usually a parent or grandparent. Since most also manage a household and job, those added caregiving responsibilities can be stressful and overwhelming at times. If you currently find yourself in this position, caring for yourself is important so you don’t develop caregiver fatigue.

Surviving the Holidays as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

The holidays can be a hectic time of year, but when you’re trying to make all those last-minute preparations while also looking after an aging in place elderly loved one, you can find yourself feeling completely overwhelmed. Being a member of the “sandwich generation” during the holidays can ratchet up your stress level to the point that it places your health and wellbeing at risk.

How to Ask Siblings for Help When Serving as the Primary Caregiver

For the past 6 months, you’ve been taking care of your aging in place elderly mother. Your siblings live nearby but so far, they’ve been “MIA” when it comes to mom’s care. At first everything was going well, but now you’re starting to feel the stress of being a primary caregiver who’s also juggling a part-time job and household. Fortunately, there are several reliable ways to involve your siblings in a loved one’s care, starting with these.

Finding Time to Balance Caregiving with Work and Kids

For almost a year now you’ve been taking care of your aging in place elderly father. But trying to balance caregiving with your own job and household is starting to wear you down. In fact, it’s now reached a point where your kids and boss are starting to complain that you’re not giving them the attention they deserve. If things don’t change, dad’s health and wellbeing, along with your own, could be placed in jeopardy.

Effectively Coordinate Long-Distance Caregiving

Providing care for an aging in place elderly parent is difficult and time-consuming under any circumstances. But when an adult child lives several hours away, those long-distance caregiving responsibilities can push their stress level to the breaking point.

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 |2019-01-17T03:13:01-05:00January 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 |2018-12-10T04:13:30-05:00December 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 |2018-11-17T03:21:24-05:00November 19th, 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: , , |

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Serving as a part or full-time caregiver for aging relatives is highly-rewarding, but on the flip-side it can be tiring and stressful. For example, you may be providing some daily care needs for one or both of your elderly parents, and you want to offer them the same attentive nurturing they showed you growing up. [...]