Caregiving is an act of compassion and dedication for those we love – but it can often come at a price, from caregiver burnout to compassion fatigue. Discover strategies to best care for others and yourself during your caregiving journey.
Acing awkward conversations with Mom: a guide to “The Talk”
My friends tell me one of the hardest things they’ve had to do is bring up “The Talk” with their parents. It’s that difficult conversation no one wants to have.
It may be telling them it’s not safe for them to live alone anymore, they shouldn’t be driving, they need (more) help, or that they need to see a doctor or that your safety concerns about their house.
Caregivers: it’s time to stop second-guessing ourselves
Like most adults, I’ve second-guessed many of my own decisions. While most were made with my own future in mind, that all changed when I became a family caregiver for an ever-increasing number of older adults – a time that also coincided with raising two young children, one with health challenges.
This is what a caregiver-friendly workplace looks like
According to the AARP, 61 percent of employees work full or part-time before going home to their second job: caregiving for an aging loved one. Managing both caregiving tasks and work responsibilities can be challenging, and without support, it can lead to financial hardships and declines in both physical and mental health – all of which can directly impact an individual’s performance at work.
Caregiving for a parent with Alzheimer’s: what you should know
Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s can be a long, stressful, and emotional journey. With no available cure for this debilitating disease, your care becomes all-the-more important in maintaining your loved one’s quality of life.
If you’re embarking on your caregiving journey, read on to learn how to provide the best possible care for your loved one.