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Finding Caregiver Support Groups

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

If you are a current caregiver for a family member or loved one, you know just how hard caregiving can be, for some people it even requires the help of a caregiver support groups to deal with the problems associated with the task.

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Comparing End-Of-Life Care Options

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Facing end-of-life care options, whether they be for yourself or a loved one, can be a difficult process. After all, there are many factors that go into the picture, such as location, price, amenities, medical needs, socialization, activities and litany of other choices. Oftentimes, it falls to the caregiver to figure out exactly how someone’s end-of-life care will proceed, and usually the process is not so black and white.

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The Difficulties Of Being A Caregiver

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Taking care of an aging senior, parent, or spouse can be a powerful and rewarding experience. However, it can also present serious challenges to overcome. Even though we plan as much as possible and have conversations with seniors beforehand, there are always unforeseen circumstances that can force us to make difficult decisions regarding our senior’s wellbeing.

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Life For Caregivers of Those With Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As many would guess, caregiving is a difficult and time-consuming task. However, the job can be even more difficult for caregivers that have to help with some types of health issues. One of the biggest health issues is memory-related problems and dementia. Although many can see the positives that comes with a caregiver relationship, such as a closer relationship with their loved one and a greater sense of pride and meaning, caregivers are also hit harder due to the challenges associated with dementia and other memory-related conditions.

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Tips for End-Of-Life Care

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Caregivers know full and well what their responsibility entails and how their responsibilities will end. While everyone knows how this type of duty will end, the news can still come unexpectedly. Death is a constant, and while some may die randomly, many deaths, especially for older individuals, follow a slow decline in health over months or even years. Still, it is hard to estimate life expectancy on an individual, predicting the amount of time a patient has left is not an easily quantifiable thing. However, there are a number of signs that you can look for.

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Identifying and Minimizing Caregiver Stress

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Being a caregiver for a family member or loved one can be a very demanding task, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Caregivers can be at an increased risk for negative health consequences, some of which include stress, depression, anxiety, and even compromised immune function. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25 percent of U.S. adults reported providing care or assistant to a person with an illness or disability.

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Using Support Services to Help Caregivers

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Caregivers for seniors may often put their physical and mental health on the line when it comes to administering care for a loved one. It may seem like burning the candle at both ends for the benefit of a senior is wise, but the truth is that depleting your own energy and focus could wind up hurting yourself and the person in your care in the long run. Ignoring health screenings can also result in serious health consequences. 

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How to Reduce Stress For Caregivers

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to Mayo Clinic, about one in three adults in the United States provides care to other adults as informal caregivers. A caregiver is defined as anyone who is providing help to another person in need. This includes an ill spouse, partner, disabled child, or an aging relative. Unfortunately, being a caregiver is not an easy thing and many will experience an emotional or physical stress related to care giving.

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Fitting Exercise Into A Caregiver's Schedule

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Being a caregiver is a tough and can take a toll on your physical and mental health, it can be a difficult task for even the strongest people. It is a time-consuming job and it may time away from your ability to do other things. However, making sure that exercise remains a priority in your life is important for maintaining your own personal health.

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