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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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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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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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5 Tips for Providing Supportive Long-Distance Caregiving

5 Tips for Providing Supportive Long-Distance Caregiving

Distance doesn't determine whether you can take an active role in supporting the people you love. Proximity isn't required to provide emotional support or to offer financial help like paying bills and balancing accounts. You might also arrange in-home care for aging...

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5 Simple, Senior-Friendly Cell Phones for Keeping in Touch

5 Simple, Senior-Friendly Cell Phones for Keeping in Touch

For seniors, a cell phone that is easy to use can be a lifeline, putting help in an emergency right at hand and helping them stay connected with family and friends. Although all cell phones make it easy to keep in touch when you're not together, they're not all...

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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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Quick & Easy Happiness Boosters for Family Caregivers

Quick & Easy Happiness Boosters for Family Caregivers

From Happy Healthy Caregiver Caregiving can be emotionally and physically draining. Managing the crisis of the day while juggling your life can be exhausting and time to ourselves is a precious gift. Below are little ‘happiness boosters’ you can incorporate into your...

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Time Out for Caregivers

Time Out for Caregivers

While taking care of a loved one can be rewarding, it can also be physically and emotionally draining for the caregiver. According to AARP*, one in five caregivers in the U.S. report a high level of physical strain resulting from caregiving (19%), while two in five...

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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support

Caregivers are often suddenly thrust into caring for their loved ones. Creating a support network and caregiving team with family, friends, and other service providers can help set you and your loved one up for success along the upcoming journey. Tips: 1. Set up a...

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5 Tips for Providing Supportive Long-Distance Caregiving

5 Tips for Providing Supportive Long-Distance Caregiving

Distance doesn't determine whether you can take an active role in supporting the people you love. Proximity isn't required to provide emotional support or to offer financial help like paying bills and balancing accounts. You might also arrange in-home care for aging...

read more
5 Simple, Senior-Friendly Cell Phones for Keeping in Touch

5 Simple, Senior-Friendly Cell Phones for Keeping in Touch

For seniors, a cell phone that is easy to use can be a lifeline, putting help in an emergency right at hand and helping them stay connected with family and friends. Although all cell phones make it easy to keep in touch when you're not together, they're not all...

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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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Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

By Working Daughter In the Working Daughter community, we talk about how two different things can be true at the same time. Like when a sibling finally steps up and helps out with caregiving but… struggles with it. We may be grateful for the support, but also...

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No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

By Working Daughter Caring for an aging parent is often referred to as a role reversal when the parent becomes the child and the adult child becomes the parent. It’s an understandable analogy; adult children are often called on to help their parents with activities of...

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Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

By Happy Healthy Caregiver As family caregivers, we write care plans for our care recipients. As parents, we share our children’s routines with babysitters. As committed employees, we draft transition plans and instructions when we leave work for a few days. What we...

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Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

By Happy Healthy Caregiver Sleep is often the forgotten component of a healthy lifestyle. When I used to think about health improvement, eating nutritious food and exercise is what immediately came to mind. I’ve learned there is actually another important component to...

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How To Talk To Your Siblings About Your Aging Parents

By Working Daughter Eldercare is challenging enough on its own. Then throw in family dynamics and the complexity increases. Unequal distribution of work. Multiple and conflicting opinions. Varying degrees of skill and compassion. Siblings, and in-laws and long lost...

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5 Simple, Senior-Friendly Cell Phones for Keeping in Touch

5 Simple, Senior-Friendly Cell Phones for Keeping in Touch

For seniors, a cell phone that is easy to use can be a lifeline, putting help in an emergency right at hand and helping them stay connected with family and friends. Although all cell phones make it easy to keep in touch when you're not together, they're not all...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

by Working Daughter It is so frustrating when our parents don’t accept our help or listen to our advice, isn’t it? We expect our teenagers not to listen to us, but our parents, shouldn’t they know better? It doesn’t seem so. Almost daily, a member of the Working...

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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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Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

By Working Daughter In the Working Daughter community, we talk about how two different things can be true at the same time. Like when a sibling finally steps up and helps out with caregiving but… struggles with it. We may be grateful for the support, but also...

read more
No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

By Working Daughter Caring for an aging parent is often referred to as a role reversal when the parent becomes the child and the adult child becomes the parent. It’s an understandable analogy; adult children are often called on to help their parents with activities of...

read more
Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

By Happy Healthy Caregiver As family caregivers, we write care plans for our care recipients. As parents, we share our children’s routines with babysitters. As committed employees, we draft transition plans and instructions when we leave work for a few days. What we...

read more

How To Talk To Your Siblings About Your Aging Parents

By Working Daughter Eldercare is challenging enough on its own. Then throw in family dynamics and the complexity increases. Unequal distribution of work. Multiple and conflicting opinions. Varying degrees of skill and compassion. Siblings, and in-laws and long lost...

read more

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