Caregivers Deserve Your Gratitude

Caregivers Deserve Your Gratitude

Why thank a caregiver? Have you had the opportunity to provide care to a family member or friend? I had the privilege of being my late mother’s full-time caregiver for 9 ½ years. After she broke her hip at the age of 93, I ended my forty-year career in the public...
Information to Share About Family Caregivers

Information to Share About Family Caregivers

There are many questions to ponder when contemplating becoming family caregivers.  Family caregivers encompass everyone from a spouse, children, sibling, life partner or even a close neighbor.  While I provided care to my mother for 9 ½ years, there are...
Common Challenges Encountered by Caregivers

Common Challenges Encountered by Caregivers

As I have mentioned in my book, caregiving, like getting old, is not for sissies. It is a gig that gives you joy and mandates that you gather strength from whatever sources are available. Although at times it seems daunting, caregiving is not a permanent situation but...
Six Useful Tips to Reduce Caregiver Anxiety

Six Useful Tips to Reduce Caregiver Anxiety

While caregiving can be a genuinely rewarding experience, caregivers may experience anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety include the inability to think clearly, to focus logically when processing a situation or information, and general fatigue. A caregiver may be overwhelmed...
Is Caregiving Suitable for You?

Is Caregiving Suitable for You?

Professional caregivers are a distinctive breed. People who choose caregiving as a profession are accountable for other people’s care and well-being. A prerequisite for choosing this profession is they must be sensitive to the needs of others and possess a...

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