Caregiver Strategies

Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers pre-decease the patient 63% of the time due to stress, self-neglect of health, and other factors. We can change that; in fact, we must! Follow these tips (and advice from your health practitioners) to minimize your risks of becoming part of that statistic.
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The 10 Secrets of SUPER Caregivers

Super caregivers are those who are able to keep most-of-it together while still providing the support their loved ones need. Everybody would love to be a super-caregiver; those who are shared the secrets to their success. Here are the top 10 secrets they use frequently, or at least have as goals in mind.
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10 Steps for Sensitive Conversations

If your loved one has noticeable changes in memory, he/she may not want to discuss it due to denial. He may not recognize the changes; or he may be trying to cover and cope with what is painfully obvious to him.  Having these conversations may take a while. Here are our best tips for sensitive conversations.
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Knowledge IS Power ~ and Powerful!

Anyone who has ever been a caregiver knows that it is one of the most rewarding yet challenging roles you can have.  No matter what the illness, you will be a better caregiver if you learn all you can about it, the services available in your area, and what support is available for you, the caregiver.
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SNFs, ALFs, CCRCs… Oh My! Is It Time To Consider Other Care Options For Your Relative?

Comparing Apples and Oranges May Lead You to the WRONG Decision! Caregivers are overwhelmed by their options in most communities and confused by regulations about Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care Insurance. Are you prepared? This checklist will help you determine if homecare, adult day care, respite care or long-term care is necessary to maintain health and well-being.
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7 Changes to Avoid Parenting Your Parents

When diseases and conditions associated with aging affect parents, some people feel a “role reversal” and feel they need to parent their parents.  Effective caregivers come to know that this only leads to more conflict. Try the following suggestions to turn “parenting your parents” phrases into more positive responses.
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Older Driver Resources

Links to resources for older drivers still on the road.
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