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.
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...]
If you have made the decision to take on the responsibility of remote caregiving, it is important to stay level headed and hopeful about your ability to best support your elderly loved one. While a certain degree of stress in this process is inevitable, there are ways to make everything run far more smoothly than expected.
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.
If you act as a caregiver for an older individual, or if you are a senior yourself, you may want to develop a greater awareness of the causes and approaches to stress in older adult life.
Even seemingly minor changes in routine can cause Alzheimer’s patients undue stress and frustration. A Dementia Care Specialist who knows how to properly diffuse a situation that might otherwise blow up into something much worse, however, can quickly help restore peace and order. Betty’s Buggy [Read More...]