Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Caregiving During the Holidays

The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend as much quality time with

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Making Medicare Work for Assisted Living Residents

Young women sitting beside bed and holding hand of older man laying down.

What does Medicare cover when it comes to aging? As caregivers and family members it is important to know what to expect when the time comes for extended health care services or moves into assisted living homes.

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Stress Relief Techniques for Caregivers

Stress Relief activities for caregivers

Many caregivers end up ignoring their own health and needs because they are busy caring for others. Caregiver stress is one of the major reasons why family caregivers feel exhausted, depressed, or overwhelmed. Caregivers take on many tasks and those chores can range from shopping,

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Balancing Career and Caregiving responsibilities

Are you a caregiver trying to balance work and your role as a caregiver? Caregivers are often inundated with various responsibilities and many family caregivers try to balance a career and caregiving. Family members do not necessarily care for their parents only, they may be taking

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Stress Relief Gifts for Family Caregivers 2020

Stress Relief Gifts

Family caregivers go through a lot of stress in their daily routine. There may be a caregiver in your family, friends, or work circle who deserves to be reminded that they are doing great. Informal caregiver, also known as family caregiver, can be a spouse, a relative, a

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Living and Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure. Though its symptoms and their

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Getting Dressed in All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both patients and their caregivers. With

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How to Prevent Senior Isolation

As adults age, it’s common for their social connections to decrease due to lack of mobility, retirement, and other reasons. No matter the cause of senior isolation, it is crucial for caregivers to take extra measures to promote socialization. The consequences of feeling lonely for

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