Knowing when it’s time for an aging in place senior to give up their independence can be difficult. Using these guidelines should help make the decision-making process go more smoothly.
As an informal caregiver, convincing your aging parent to stop their unhealthy habits is never easy. Using these tips should make the process go more smoothly so that your loved one will enjoy a higher quality of life.
As an informal caregiver, talking with a senior loved one in a meaningful way is essential for their continued health and wellbeing. Using these communication tips should make the process go more smoothly.
Although serving as an informal caregiver for an aging family member is highly rewarding, taking care of the same parent or grandparent who raised you can be confusing and frustrating. Here are some ways to take care of them while maintaining a healthy relationship.
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”.
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.
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 [...]