Category Archives: Caregiving

Keeping Loved Ones Safe Through the Winter

Winter Safety Tips for SeniorsIt’s the time of year when most of us enjoy snuggling up on the couch under a pile of blankets, with a steaming cup of cocoa in our hands while watching the snow fall. However, when the temperatures drop, the risk of health problems ...Read More

National Family Caregivers Month 2016

national family caregivers monthEach November since 1997, National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated as a way to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Every year, the Caregiver Action Network chooses the theme and organi...Read More

Helping Loved Ones Avoid Social Isolation

social isolation in the elderlySeniors living alone are often more at risk for social isolation. While we often think of social isolation in the elderly as more of a concern over the winter months or around the holidays, it is actually some...Read More

The Top Caregiving Challenges

top caregiving challengesClose to seven million people provide unpaid care to aging loved ones on a daily basis, assisting them with activities of daily living like eating, dressing and bathing. Many of these family caregivers also perform ...Read More

Common Infections in Today’s Seniors

Common Infections in the ElderlyAs a caregiver, you want your aging loved one to live life to the fullest, staying healthy, happy, and enjoying every day. This is why it’s so vital that you’re aware of some of the most common infections in the...Read More

What is the Sandwich Generation?

what is the sandwich generationThe term “the sandwich generation” was added to both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries around 10 years ago. When you think about it as far as a caregiving role, the term makes perfect sense; it refers...Read More

Aging Parents and Pets: How to Help with Their Care

Seniors and PetsThe bond between a person and a pet is strong, no matter your age. In fact, the older we get, the more a furry friend can help provide the unconditional love and companionship we crave. This is especially true when family lives a distance away ...Read More

How Support Groups Can Help Caregivers

caregivers support groupAccording to recent studies, there are an estimated 66 million caregivers in the United States who provide unpaid care to someone who is ill, disabled or aging. Of that 66 million, close to 7 million provide care to an eld...Read More

The Cost of Family Caregiving

cost of caregivingThe number of family caregivers has tripled over the past 15 years. This is partly due to the fact that today, there are more than 6 million Americans over the age of 85, and that number is only increasing. Plus, many families find that when faced w...Read More