Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Enhance Independent Senior Living by Maintaining Plumbing Systems

If you have loved ones living on their own, checking their plumbing can avert a disaster in winter that might cut off their heating and water. Everyone knows that the cold months are dangerous for pipes and plumbing. Keeping plumbing systems in good health ensures

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Gifts for Caregivers

Do you have a caregiver on your shopping list? Whether he or she is your own caregiver or a loved one with the task of caring for another, there great gifts out there for them. Aside from presents that speak to their unique personalities, a caregiver

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How to Enjoy the Holidays When the Children Have All Moved Out

Some seniors may feel lonely after all their children have moved out. However, many others are actually pleased and ready to enjoy life, especially if their children hung around at home much longer than they should have. But, even those seniors who are happy to

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Searching for the perfect gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia isn’t easy. Gifts that they enjoyed in the past may no longer have the same effect, as these items may now be unfamiliar. They can even act as a trigger, especially in

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Gift Ideas for Grandpa

Looking for a great gift for your grandfather? How about something that’s both thoughtful and practical? Too often are people given throw-away objects like candles and mugs. This holiday, give your elderly loved ones something they’ll actually use, and furthermore appreciate because it came from

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How to Balance Care giving and a Career

Family caregiving is often not a choice. The role springs up for almost everyone at some point in their life. The truth is, we feel obligated to take on the role when a loved one ages or becomes infirm — it’s human nature to care

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Which Wheelchair Cape is Best?

Buying clothing online for a loved one in a wheelchair can be a bit tedious. When it comes to outerwear, Silvert’s has so many cape options of varying sizes, weights, and colors that it may be overwhelming to make a selection! When looking for the right

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Family Caregivers: Who Will Take Care of You?

Eye looking upwards pondering who will take care of them when they are older

There is no shortage of posts written on the topic of family caregiving and self-care. You know the drill. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat right. Exercise. Stay social, and so on. These well-meaning messages may fall short of the big picture. If you have

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