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...
Benefits and Rewards of Being a Caregiver

Benefits and Rewards of Being a Caregiver

Providing care for a family member can be challenging and difficult at times. But individuals who were interviewed about their experience of caregiving (during or after the fact) often report some surprising beneficial results and observations. People who choose...
The Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

The Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a state of exhaustion physically, mentally and emotionally. A shift in attitude often occurs in burnout from favorable and caring to negative and indifferent. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t receive the assistance they need, or when...
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Caregiver?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Caregiver?

Caregiving can be one of the most difficult jobs in the world, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. The full time caregiver is the only person who cares for the patient in many cases. It is a huge responsibility to be tasked with the care of another human...
The Life of a Caregiver

The Life of a Caregiver

The author of One Caregiver’s Journey asks “what life?” when she talks about the life of a caregiver.  Caregiving requires paying close attention to details –noticing minor health and behavioral changes.  Caregiving involves having total comprehension of a...
10 Interesting Facts about Caregiving

10 Interesting Facts about Caregiving

Family caregiving happens at varying points throughout most everyone’s life span. Although caregiving has traditionally been considered an “unofficial” aspect of health care, many policymakers and stakeholders now recognize that family caregivers provide...

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