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Caregiving During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated lives around the world, including caregivers who care for loved ones Coronavirus has limited our ability to visit those we care for in nursing homes or assisted living facilities and in some cases, forced caregivers to provide…

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Encourage Senior Independence With These Helpful Tips

Encourage Senior Independence With These Helpful Tips

It's tough to find the balance between providing care and making seniors feel like they're being babied. As a caregiver, you want to help as much as you can and keep your loved ones safe. But that can leave your loved ones feeling frustrated and thinking you don't...

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Ways for Caregivers to Take Time for Themselves

Ways for Caregivers to Take Time for Themselves

Airlines are renowned for walking passengers through the emergency procedures before takeoff. One of the most important? Putting the oxygen mask on yourself before helping the people around you. There’s a good reason for that. If there’s an issue with oxygen levels...

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Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

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Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

More seniors are choosing to age in place, staying at home instead of moving into an assisted living facility. But independent living can only be successful with a strong support system and an environment that's safe and secure. Seniors are prone to specific hazards....

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Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Caregiving is on the rise in America. Recent [CA1] research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP reveals that the number of Americans providing unpaid care to their loved ones has increased to 53 million in 2020, up 6.5 million from five years...

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caregivify™ Key Features

caregivify™ Key Features

Looking for a little extra help along your caregiving journey? The personalized dashbaord available to you when you sign up for caregivify™ includes some key features to help with everyday tasks, giving you more time to do the things you want to do with your loved...

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Is It Time to Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances?

Is It Time to Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances?

It's a sensitive issue because no one enjoys talking about money, particularly if a person is not on top of his or her financial game. For many seniors, even those who have been sharp and financially responsible their entire lives, managing finances can be a struggle,...

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These Are the Signs an Aging Parent Needs More Help

These Are the Signs an Aging Parent Needs More Help

Taking care of aging parents is a careful balancing act. On one hand, you want to let them be as independent as possible. On the other, you know you might need to step in and offer to help them out when their physical or mental health starts going downhill. Odds are...

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Getting Started With Meal Planning for Aging Parents

Getting Started With Meal Planning for Aging Parents

Did [1] you know that more than 10 million adults aged 50 and older are at risk of going hungry every day? Food insecurity among seniors costs $130.5 billion every year, according to estimates from the AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger. Even among those not...

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Therapeutic Tunes: How Can Music Help Seniors?

Therapeutic Tunes: How Can Music Help Seniors?

In a letter to one of his fans, jazz musician Louis [1] Armstrong wrote, “Music is life itself.” Ask those with a deep appreciation of music and they'll agree. There's more to music than a collection of notes and chords. It evokes emotion and helps people...

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Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

read more
Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Caregiving is on the rise in America. Recent [CA1] research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP reveals that the number of Americans providing unpaid care to their loved ones has increased to 53 million in 2020, up 6.5 million from five years...

read more
Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

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10 Feel Good Tv Shows To Watch With Your Elderly Parent

10 Feel Good Tv Shows To Watch With Your Elderly Parent

by Working Daughter When you just can’t take one more of episode of Law and Order… In these stressful times while caregiving during coronavirus, we all need a break from the relentless 24/7 cycle of bad news. That can be challenging if you are sheltering in place with...

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8 Daycation Ideas For Working Daughters

8 Daycation Ideas For Working Daughters

by Working Daughter Working Daughter you need a vacation. I know. I know. You can’t make it happen. There’s work and care, and care, and work and bills. Besides, the stress of planning for a vacation feels like it outweighs the benefit of actually taking one, right?...

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Our 10 Favorite Oreo And Wine Pairings

Our 10 Favorite Oreo And Wine Pairings

by Working Daughter Sometimes Oreos and wine are for dinner. Amirite? That’s just facts. Like sometimes, your mother is in the hospital and your father is in memory care and your kid needs help with homework and your boss is displeased with you and your spouse is...

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Is It Time to Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances?

Is It Time to Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances?

It's a sensitive issue because no one enjoys talking about money, particularly if a person is not on top of his or her financial game. For many seniors, even those who have been sharp and financially responsible their entire lives, managing finances can be a struggle,...

read more
Encourage Senior Independence With These Helpful Tips

Encourage Senior Independence With These Helpful Tips

It's tough to find the balance between providing care and making seniors feel like they're being babied. As a caregiver, you want to help as much as you can and keep your loved ones safe. But that can leave your loved ones feeling frustrated and thinking you don't...

read more
Getting Started With Meal Planning for Aging Parents

Getting Started With Meal Planning for Aging Parents

Did [1] you know that more than 10 million adults aged 50 and older are at risk of going hungry every day? Food insecurity among seniors costs $130.5 billion every year, according to estimates from the AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger. Even among those not...

read more
5 Wintertime Safety Tips for Caregivers

5 Wintertime Safety Tips for Caregivers

Winter brings a fresh set of challenges for caregivers and their charges. Learning how to help an aging parent or other loved ones during this season is critical to keeping them happier and healthier. For example, if you're taking your loved one to an appointment or...

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Is It Time to Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances?

Is It Time to Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances?

It's a sensitive issue because no one enjoys talking about money, particularly if a person is not on top of his or her financial game. For many seniors, even those who have been sharp and financially responsible their entire lives, managing finances can be a struggle,...

read more
Encourage Senior Independence With These Helpful Tips

Encourage Senior Independence With These Helpful Tips

It's tough to find the balance between providing care and making seniors feel like they're being babied. As a caregiver, you want to help as much as you can and keep your loved ones safe. But that can leave your loved ones feeling frustrated and thinking you don't...

read more
These Are the Signs an Aging Parent Needs More Help

These Are the Signs an Aging Parent Needs More Help

Taking care of aging parents is a careful balancing act. On one hand, you want to let them be as independent as possible. On the other, you know you might need to step in and offer to help them out when their physical or mental health starts going downhill. Odds are...

read more
caregivify™ Key Features

caregivify™ Key Features

Looking for a little extra help along your caregiving journey? The personalized dashbaord available to you when you sign up for caregivify™ includes some key features to help with everyday tasks, giving you more time to do the things you want to do with your loved...

read more
Communication Strategies for Success

Communication Strategies for Success

Communication is a cornerstone of any caregiver role - connecting with family, friends, co-workers, employers, healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and most importantly, your loved one. Establishing a communication strategy can help to inform and build...

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Communication Tips & Tricks for Caregivers

Communication Tips & Tricks for Caregivers

A caregiver role can be an emotional roller coaster and there’s no such thing as a bad emotion. Emotions and tension may run high and deter from discussing with someone but it’s important to stop to understand how you feel and what you need, so you can express it in a...

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