Caregiver Resources

The Family Caregiver Diet July 29, 2014

Most caregivers spend a lot of time thinking about good nutrition. “Did Dad eat all of his veggies?” “How can we get Mom to take in more calories?”

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4 Tips to Avoid Rehospitalizations after Discharge July 6, 2014

When a loved one is discharged from the hospital, it can be overwhelming and confusing navigating their continuum of care home. If plan of care orders are not understood and followed correctly, the patient is at a greater risk of returning to the hospital due to complications.

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Sibling Rivalry: 6 Tips for Negotiating Eldercare July 1, 2014

When a parent is ailing and in need of help, siblings are a ready-made caregiving team, sharing responsibilities and supporting one another through emotionally tough times. Unfortunately, it isn’t always that simple.

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7 Tips to Get 20 Minutes of “Me” Time Each Day June 24, 2014

Caregivers often hear the refrain, “Make sure you do something for yourself!” And they may think, “Sure, who has time for a trip to the salon or dinner and a show?” But taking time out for yourself doesn’t necessarily require making elaborate plans.

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7 Tips to Prevent Seniors from Misusing Prescription Drugs June 15, 2014

Today, the average senior is prescribed 5-6 medications for various health issues, increasing their odds of misusing prescriptions and potentially leading to extreme health risks or accidental overdoses. As the Baby Boomer population ages, the number of seniors continues to grow. Therefore, it is important to recognize if your loved one is at risk and identify tips to prevent misuse.

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