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.
Category: Caring for a loved one
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.
Safety: Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
Source: The National Safety Council
Headline: Slip Trip and Fall Prevention
Who should read:
Givers of care who are looking to safe proof the home of those they are caring for.
Summary of article:
One in three older adults fall each year. These falls can dramatically effect their quality of life. This article shares the basic guide for improving safety in the living space for the person of care.
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.
Important Documents and More: How to Plan Ahead
On this page from the National Institute on Aging, you’ll find information on important papers, legal documents and resources for getting your affairs in order. It’s an important step to take to ensure that loved ones are protected.
Caregiver Tips to Combat Stress
Author Paula Spencer Scott offers five simple solutions to combat stress and fatigue associated with caregiving, encouraging 10 minutes per day of time to yourself.
Defining Normal Aging
What is normal, healthy aging, and what do we know about it? This publication from the National Institute on Aging addresses healthy aging, the links between aging and disease, and what it means for you.
Finding Support through a Non-Profit Organization
The variety of diseases and illnesses that plague older adults is immense. Find an organization that may offer resources, support and information on the particular condition your loved one is experiencing, with this health finder from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.