Category Archives for Respite Care

Top Time Management Tips for Caregivers

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Do you ever wish you had more time in the day to get things done? Time often gets away from us, but it can feel especially elusive to busy family caregivers helping a loved one. It can be a challenge to remember all of the care tasks that need to be performed, and a long […]

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Family Caregivers: Make a New Year’s Resolution to Prioritize Self-Care

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Being a family caregiver is a busy job all year round. From medical appointments and providing help with personal care to assistance with weekly grocery shopping and meal preparation, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to juggle the myriad of responsibilities. Frequently, family caregivers are so busy caring for a loved one that they overlook the […]

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Help for Family Caregivers: Managing Holiday Stress

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For many families the holidays are a time of love, togetherness, and, yes, stress. Everyone wants to participate in the magic of the season, but let’s face it – decking the halls can be downright daunting! The hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping, parties, and children’s school events, while fun and exciting, can take a […]

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Senior Palliative Care Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Health Conditions

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Contrary to popular belief, hospice and palliative care are not one in the same. Hospice focuses on the comfort of individuals in the last six months of life. Palliative care, however, is designed to provide an integrated approach to supporting the treatment and comfort of individuals living with serious, prolonged illness. In particular, palliative care […]

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Lifestyle and Home Care Changes that Improve Heart Health in Seniors

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While the main focus of February for many of us is Valentine’s Day, there’s another national holiday that should capture our attention as well: American Heart Month. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for older adults, making it crucial to protect heart health in seniors. So while you’re browsing through heart-shaped […]

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How to Help Older Adults Embrace Allowing Help at Home

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“I’m just fine. I can handle everything myself.” If this is a sentiment your elderly loved one has expressed when you’ve asked if assistance at home would help make life easier, you’re not alone. For many older adults, admitting that they need help at home can feel like surrendering their independence, and not surprisingly, they […]

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Respite Care Helps Family Caregivers Avoid Burnout

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We all want what’s best for the older adults we love, and that’s especially true for those who have dedicated their lives to caring for a senior loved one at home. Caregiving is a selfless, challenging, and intensely rewarding experience, and taps into our reserve of patience, compassion, empathy, and stamina. If we’re not careful, […]

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