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3 Resources to Help Grandchildren Cope With Caring for Grandparents

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Many grandchildren who are the primary caregivers of their grandparents need help taking care of them. They may not have the experience doing so or have trouble finding time in their busy lives to give them the care they need. There are various resources out there to help these young caregivers. Here are three resources for grandchildren caring for their grandparents.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Senior Loved One Before You Leave on Vacation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It’s that time of year again. You’re gearing up for a family vacation and excited about all the things you’ll get to do along the way. This year, you aren’t planning for your senior loved one to accompany you. While you shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time out just for you and your family, before you leave, you should ask your senior loved one these five key questions.

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Sandwich Generation Tips: How to Balance Back to School for the Family Caregiver

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 23, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Whether you’re sending a Kindergartener off for the first time or helping your senior get ready for their final year of high school, the back to school period can cause turmoil in your home if you are caring for an elderly family member. From the change in routine to the meetings and assemblies you’ll need to attend and the time you’ll spend gathering school supplies, this period can be challenging for a “sandwich generation” parent caring for both their own children and an aging parent.

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A Look at 5 Reasons Why Caregivers Love Their Jobs

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 21, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Although being a caregiver can be challenging at times, it is a profession that is deeply loved by those who call it their own. Caregivers possess a variety of traits that make them good at their job; they are kind, strong, and understanding. However, the job itself offers much in return. Listed below are 5 reasons why caregivers love their jobs:

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Reviewing the Research: 5 Ideal Caregiver Qualities

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 19, 2016 6:30:00 PM

As the quality of medical care in the United States has improved, the aging population has grown exponentially. This trend has led to an increase in the demand for caregivers of the elderly, many of whom suffer from dementia or other health complications. It is estimated that as much as 29% of the US population cares for a disabled loved one, a task often associated with high levels of stress. In fact, caregivers of dementia patients display a higher incidence of psychological health problems than the general population, with 20-50% suffering from symptoms of depression.

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How To Manage Common Family Caregiver Frustrations

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 5, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Lady_with_Hands_on_Head-LR.jpgNothing can be more stressful than working hard to take care of a loved one or friend of the family. Managing common family caregiver frustrations becomes paramount if you expect to keep yourself or another care giver happy with the current situation. Here are a few key things to remember.

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Three Easy Solutions for Caregiver Management

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 15, 2016 6:30:00 PM

As a caregiver you likely have more tasks than you can handle. Staying organized can help make your duties more achievable. Consider the following three helpful solutions for caregiver management.

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Are You Prepared for These 5 Important Caregiver Duties?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 1, 2016 6:30:00 PM

As a caregiver for your elderly loved one you will have a variety of responsibilities. Before you commit to providing care it is important to consider if you will be able to do everything that will be required of you. Are you prepared for these 5 caregiver duties?

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What to Do When Experiencing Remote Caregiver Guilt

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 16, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Much focus is placed on the local caregiver. Although it is important to pay attention to whether the local caregiver is feeling stressed or burned out it is also important to pay attention to the well-being of the remote caregiver who may be feeling guilty that they can't be local. They may not be able to visit as often as they would like. Their elderly parent may be pressuring them to provide more assistance. They are likely facing issues that they don't know how to handle. Consider the following things to do when experiencing remote caregiver guilt.

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Parenting the Parent- Handling the Role Reversal

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 2, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Your mom or dad is no longer able to take care of themselves. They need your assistance with tasks they used to handle with ease. Yet they balk at the thought of you taking care of them like a child. When you stop to think about it you realize it makes you a little uncomfortable too. You are now parenting your parent. How should you handle this role reversal? Consider the following suggestions that will make it easier on both of you.

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