Convincing an aging loved one to accept home care isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Once they’ve finally agreed to hire an in-home caregiver, getting them to “stay the course” can oftentimes be just as challenging.
When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or when you start observing the symptoms associated with it, it can be very challenging on many levels, emotionally, physically and also from the standpoint of understanding the details correctly.
Although caregiving is a labor of love, it can be very physically and emotionally demanding. If you are currently serving as a caregiver for an aging loved one, here’s how to ask for help without compromising their quality of life.
While taking care of an aging loved one it’s important to have a support network around you at-all-times. As one facet of that support network, caregiver support groups can provide many benefits that will help you stay refreshed.
Providing care for a loved one can be an extremely rewarding task that brings family caregivers closer to their loved ones. Acting as a primary caregiver, however, can also be extremely draining. In-home respite care gives family caregivers a beneficial opportunity to take breaks. [Read More...]
We should always remember that taking care of ourselves is just as important as taking care of our family members. If we’re sick, we can’t be there when they need us. Thankfully, things such as caregiver respite and respite for family caregivers exist to provide [Read More...]
Ironically (or what may be called a cruel twist of fate), some of us find ourselves in the position of having to tend to the needs of those who ignored ours—or were downright abusive. It’s easy to see how such circumstances can lead to a conflicted relationship that does not serve either party well—creating a negative emotional state that will spill over into all areas of your life.
When your top priority is your loved one’s health and wellbeing, it can feel impossible to justify your own needs. Maintaining your own wellness, however, is the opposite of selfish when someone you love needs long term care.