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Guidance on how to properly care for your loved ones as they navigate through the aging process
Discuss caregiving matters with all involved members of your family. Put in writing who will be resp...
When managing your own or a loved one's medications, there is a relatively simple way to keep track ...
In addition to a will, make sure your loved one has a durable power of attorney (POA) for both healt...
Are you doing everything possible to minimize risks to residents? • Don’t visit if you feel ill, eve...
Do say: “It was great to see you.” To engage unsupportive siblings in the caregiving effort, it is...
Don’t say: “You should visit more often.” As many of us can attest, guilt is a powerful motivator....
With the pandemic and other issues in the news coming at us this year, it could be easy to get dragg...
What protective and social-distancing measures are in place, in accordancewith federal guidelines? ...
In addition to joy, any holiday can be fraught with tension, stress, sadness and grief. This year wi...
Do say: “What changes have you noticed with Mom’s walking, speaking and thinking since you were last...
Are visits restricted by time and place? • Do I need to make an appointment with the nursing home to...
Right time, Right med, with a Marker - Markers help grab the right meds at the right time. Use a ...
Don’t say: “Mom’s constant needs are wearing me down.” Many unsupportive family members justify th...
What kinds of health checks will be required for visitors? Is the facility following federal guid...
Aug. 17th, I said my last goodbyes to my father who had Parkinson's Disease, and many other ailments...
Do say: “I would really appreciate it if you could help take care of Mom during dinner.” Such “I”...
If you're caring for loved ones at home, much of your regular schedule may be disrupted. You may be ...
As we head into the holidays, which will undoubtedly be different this year, here is my 3rd tip for...
What is the nursing home doing to help make it safe for visitors to come back? Has the facility me...
Don’t say: “Why aren’t you helping out with Mom more?” An axiom of family therapy is that “you” s...
Caregiving - especially caregiving during a pandemic - can be incredibly time- and energy-consuming....
Family caregivers tend to be isolated, as our time is focused on caregiving and keeping up with work...
As caregivers, we give and give and give, and during the holidays we give even more. Add the stress ...
Industry show up rates for interviews are typically 60%, but in 2020 it's closer to 80% which has...
Gift-giving is a part of many traditions, but it can be costly and time-consuming - and difficult wh...
We are less than one week from election day! You might be hesitant to vote in person due to the ong...
Even in a "normal" (i.e. non-pandemic) year, getting big holiday meals together while caregiving is ...
Start thinking about some of the difficult legal and financial issues you may face as a caregiver. ...
My second tip: Simplify your Holiday Activities Because you are caregiving, you may not have the t...