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Lessen Caregiver Burnout
Lessen Caregiver Burnout
By Sara Marrow, 12:10 pm on September 29, 2017

Caring for the elderly can take a physical and mental toll on anyone. Compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout share many common qualities, and both can be caused by sustained exposure to suffering, stress, and watching a loved one decline. While in-home care assistance situations are different, the one thing all…

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Loss loved one
Loss loved one
By Sara Marrow, 2:06 pm on September 15, 2017

All of us, at some point or another, must face losing a loved one. The stages of grief and mourning are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life, across many cultures. Bereavement affects people in different ways, and there’s certainly no right or wrong way to…

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senior-wheelchair
senior-wheelchair
By Sara Marrow, 5:20 pm on August 29, 2017

Dementia is a disorder in the brain that affects thousands of Americans. When a friend or family member begins showing early signs of mental disintegration, it can be a very troubling experience for everyone involved. Dementia interferes with a person’s daily life and can often lead to even bigger problems…

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Tips to Help Manage Family
Tips to Help Manage Family
By Sara Marrow, 1:11 pm on August 29, 2017

Caring for elderly parents when you live far away can present challenges in ensuring they receive the right quality of care they require. In some cases, your parents may not want to relocate to be closer to you, and it is not always feasible for you to move closer to…

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Dementia Care Strategies
Dementia Care Strategies
By Sara Marrow, 4:25 pm on August 15, 2017

Developing effective dementia care strategies for a loved one who has been diagnosed with this medical condition or is in the early stages of minor memory loss is important to ensure quality care. It can be frustrating for the dementia patient when they have difficulties remembering things, places, names, and…

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Stay Safe at Home
Stay Safe at Home
By Sara Marrow, 4:34 pm on July 29, 2017

Many seniors in the U.S. are living in their homes. While this is a positive trend, living independently is most successful when the home environment is safe. Falls, fires, and burglary can all threaten the health and safety of seniors who are living independently. Thankfully, they can all be prevented…

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caregiver-taking-care-of-senior
caregiver-taking-care-of-senior
By Sara Marrow, 4:44 pm on July 25, 2017

As we get older, our agility, reflexes, and eyesight diminish and even familiar surroundings can pose dangers if we do not take care to reduce hazards. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for seniors, and many of these incidents occur in seniors’ own homes. Elder caregivers can…

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In-Home Care
In-Home Care
By Sara Marrow, 11:07 am on July 15, 2017

Caring for a loved long distance may seem daunting. When you suddenly face having to tend to an aging loved one, you may wonder how you will manage it from afar. Fortunately, there are resources out there that are designed specifically to help you care for a senior. An in-home care…

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In Home Memory Care
In Home Memory Care
By Sara Marrow, 3:38 pm on June 29, 2017

For children of parents with Alzheimer’s, it can be frustrating to watch your loved ones forget things they once knew—even their own family members and Alzheimer’s caregivers—as their minds slowly deteriorate. While there has been much research and study into the causes and treatments for Alzheimer’s, so far there have…

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senior-on-the-floor-after-falling
senior-on-the-floor-after-falling
By Sara Marrow, 3:40 pm on June 20, 2017

Our parents guided our first steps, making sure that we were safe and catching us when we fell. As we all get older, roles change and many children take up the task of being caregivers for their parents. Part of that role involves ensuring our parents’ physical safety, much like…

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