A Break for Family Caregivers: Adult Day Care and Other Respite Care Options

We have often written about the mixed bag that is family caregiving. Some people find it rewarding, while others find it mentally, physically, and emotionally draining — or some combination of all of these feelings. Though sometimes logistically challenging, it’s important for family caregivers to take care of themselves too, which may involve finding ways [...]

By |2024-04-15T13:37:58-04:00April 16th, 2024|

When Is It Time to Call in Care Reinforcements for an Aging Loved One?

With COVID-19 numbers down in many areas of the country, school breaks, and this month's various religious holidays, a lot of people may be visiting older family members for the first time in quite a while. It is a wonderful chance to spend time together, and it also presents an opportunity to assess how older [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:13:45-04:00April 12th, 2022|

Family Caregiving Can Present Stressful Challenges

Family caregiving is often referred to as a labor of love. It can be fulfilling to care for someone who has perhaps cared for you, and it is a responsibility some people feel duty-bound to perform. But even for those who recognize the sense of purpose that comes with the role, family caregiving can still [...]

By |2024-03-27T14:05:08-04:00August 10th, 2021|

Special Considerations Surround Unpaid Dementia Caregiving

Taking on the role of unpaid family caregiver can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. But caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia can present a unique set of challenges. In addition to the burnout and stress faced by many caregivers, dementia caregiving is rife with unpredictability, safety concerns, behavior issues, [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:28-04:00June 22nd, 2021|

How to Talk with Parents About Senior Housing

As summer approaches and more and more Americans are fully vaccinated, we are seeing a sharp increase in the number of people who are travelling to see family, some of whom haven’t seen one another in well over a year. With these reunions, adult children may be confronted with an unwelcome reality: Their elderly parents’ [...]

By |2024-03-27T14:13:10-04:00May 31st, 2021|

The State of Unpaid Family Caregiving in the U.S.

Caregiving is an important topic that directly impacts the lives of millions of Americans. Approximately every five years, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP conduct a survey to look at family caregiving in our nation. They have released their most recent research report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, and some of their findings [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:40:58-04:00June 15th, 2020|

5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location

You’ve heard the adage that when it comes to buying real estate, the three most important factors are location, location, and location. This is largely true if you are purchasing a home or other property, but it is also applicable when thinking about your retirement location. Where do you envision you will live as you [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:37-04:00January 20th, 2020|

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

For New Year’s, a lot of people make a resolution to improve their health. Some commit to eating a healthier diet, while others pledge to make it to the gym more often. While these steps are no doubt good for your health, it might be just as important to resolve to build and nurture your [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:38-04:00January 6th, 2020|

How Technology Is Reducing Long-Distance Caregiver Burden

Over the summer, I wrote about the challenges that can come with long-distance caregiving, defined as living more than an hour from the care recipient. While serving as a caregiver for a loved one under any circumstances can present a number of challenges, long-distance caregiving has its own unique set of difficulties. Long-distance caregivers have [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:40-04:00November 18th, 2019|
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