If you are a Family Caregiver for a Loved One, the demands of your job can be intense. The physical work can be stressful at times. More than that, the knowledge that you are responsible for the care and well being of your Loved One adds increased stress. You may be looking for tips on reducing caregiver stress. Sometimes certain tools, techniques or therapies may help. … [Read more...] about Reducing Caregiver Stress Tips
A lady that I spoke with last week told me a story that fits the typical profile. She and her siblings all worked and had a family of their own. Two of the siblings lived and worked out of state. All of the kids had their plate very full. The local child had done everything possible to help supplement care for Mom and Dad every available spare minute. Dad had Alzheimer’s and … [Read more...] about Momma’s in the Nursing Home – Now What?
A couple of times per week Cindy & I present Help Me Help Momma LiveCast (on Facebook) where we discuss questions about Family Caregiving. We take questions from real Family Caregivers. These folks have my absolute respect. They are in the trenches doing the hard work of taking care of parents or spouses every day. Many of these caregivers are near the beginning of their … [Read more...] about When Family Caregiving Gets Tough
Have you found yourself at the stage of life where you are spending more and more time helping an aging parent or declining spouse? If so, just know that you are not alone. According to statistics provided by AARP, close to 40 million Americans are in the same boat. The Family Caregiver Role For An Aging Parent Or Spouse Can Happen Gradually In many situations, our role … [Read more...] about Currently Helping An Aging Parent Or Spouse?
If you are the primary Family Caregiver for your aging parent or declining spouse, you have learned a lot. Through trial and error, you learned most of what you know the hard way. After many weeks or months of being the sole Family Caregiver, you know what works and what doesn’t work so well. After all of your trial and error, talking to experts and determining what … [Read more...] about Finding Your Replacement Family Caregiver