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.
Caregiving for an abusive parent: common challenges and helpful solutions
Caring for an abusive parent can be incredibly difficult.
Just as with any caregiving role, it is essential to set boundaries with your care recipient, and never forget to put your self-care first. A healthy mindset can help you get through this challenging period and can minimize suffering for everyone involved.
Tips for balancing caregiving relationships between generations
Caregiving can creep into your life or crash down with a bang, but either way, if we aren’t thinking ahead, we can find that our other relationships suffer. Oh man, I’ve been there.
When caregiving strains sibling relationships
Until my mother became ill, my brother and I had a close relationship. But, a disagreement over which rehab facility she might go to put the proverbial nail in the coffin. My brother’s parting phrase outside my mother’s hospital room was, “You come waltzing into my town and think you know everything!”
Fall prevention strategies: a guide for remote caregivers
One fall can have devastating consequences for an older adult, leading to injury, hospitalization, a loss of independence, and even death. Sometimes, it’s the fear of falling again that can be most debilitating.