6 Ways a Relative Caregiver Can Catch a Break!

Apr 19, 2017

Caregiving is tough work!  While the act of providing care and support for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, it is also a job that can exact a steep toll in physical, mental and emotional energy over time.  Add to that the fact that most relative caregivers are among the over 43 million caregivers that… read more »

Why Consider a Geriatric Care Manager?

Jan 11, 2017

Eventually, many of us will find ourselves in the position of helping with care arrangements for a loved one.  It might be a parent that needs some help around the house, or a sibling suffering from a disabling condition.  Whatever the reason, when the need for care arises, it’s usually an urgent matter that needs… read more »

Teamwork & Coordination to Help Your Loved One Age In Place

Oct 28, 2015

When an aging loved one maintains that he or she wants to “age in place” or live independently for as long as possible, family members and friends play a key role in helping them accomplish that goal. By setting up a realistic  and cooperative senior support system and ensuring that a loved one has the… read more »

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When It’s Time To Move On To Another Caregiver

Sep 21, 2015

Hiring a home care provider for your loved one, whether it’s a home care agency or an independent care provider, can be a delicate process. Even if you think you’ve made the right choice, you can’t foresee everything and sometimes things just don’t work out. If you’ve thoughtfully considered it and come to the conclusion… read more »

3 Dangerous Consequences of Home Care Provider Burn Out

Aug 17, 2015

In a previous post, “5 Surprising Benefits In Home Caregivers Get from Their Work,”we shared the concrete benefits the home care provider enjoys. The Boston University study covered there found those who had been family caregivers at some point in their lives were often physically stronger and show more cognitive gains than those who never… read more »

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6 Important Qualities to Look for in Care Providers  

Dec 8, 2014

Finding top quality senior care can be a challenging, time-consuming process. Fortunately, there are some common characteristics that are shared by the best care providers that can help guide you in your search. You not only want to find someone who is properly trained, experienced, trustworthy and honest, but you also want a caregiver who… read more »