In this article, Carol Bradley Bursack gets a licensed social worker’s take on how to halt and prevent family feuds that arise during the process of caring for a loved one.
Author: Clare Liening
How to Know When Home Care is Needed
When do normal signs of aging transform into issues that require in home health care? It can be difficult to decide how much care, if any, is needed for a loved one. In this article in the Wall Street Journal, Kristen Gerencher breaks down the decision.
Caregiver Tools: What Now?
The sudden realization that you’re a caregiver can be a difficult one. You may be asking yourself “What’s needed of me?” and “Where do I begin?” Fortunately, there are resources like the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) to help you get started. Visit their post “I Just Realized I’m a Family Caregiver Now” for useful resources and checklists.
You’re Not Alone: Fighting Off Caregiver Isolation
While roughly 1 in every 4 adults in the U.S. is a caregiver, so many of us feel alone. In this article from Caregiver.org, learn about the causes and impacts of caregiver isolation, as well as strategies to combat it.
Care Stories to Make You Laugh, Cry and Cringe
While caregiving can feel isolating, there are countless others going through the same things you are. There’s a lot to learn from those who have been in your shoes. From funny stories to embarrassing moments, and those that will make you tear up, here’s the top 25 elder care stories from AgingCare.com.
Caregiving in Hindsight: Tricks from Those Who’ve Been There
Most of us are never trained to care, it’s a skill we learn along the way. In this article from Melanie Haiken, caregivers and professionals share insights and tips on things they wish they knew before being thrown into the world of caregiving.
Guide to Caregiver Options
As a caregiver, you have a lot to consider. In this guidebook, MetLife Mature Market Institute partnered with the National Alliance for Caregiving to help you assess your unique situation and weigh your family’s options.
Ensure Physical Safety of Loved Ones with These Products
In this article, Marlo Sollitto of AgingCare.com highlights products and equipment that can help ensure safety of a loved one who lives on their own.
Quick Tips: Emotional Care for Seniors
In this article, Frances Evesham discusses the essentials of emotional care for seniors, including tips for caregivers to prevent depression in loved ones.
Setting Boundaries with Your Loved One
In order to avoid burnout, and move forward in your career and other relationships, sometimes being a good caregiver means saying “no.” In this article from Marlo Sollitto at AgingCare.com, read more about how to go about it.