Caregiver Resources Articles

Resources for Background-Checking a Caregiver

Have you been reluctant to hire a caregiver to help care for an aging relative because of concerns about letting a stranger into your loved one's home? You might have heard horror stories about caregivers who stole from or abused elderly clients. The good... Read more

Tip for Caregivers: Confusion isn’t Always Dementia

When you care for an older person, it's not always easy to differentiate between different changes in behavior and understand what they mean. This is especially true when it comes to knowing the difference between confusion and dementia. Here are some tips... Read more

Assistive Technology: An Overview for Caregivers

If you're caring for a loved one, you may have heard a doctor or therapist recommend assistive technology for day-to-day activities. Assistive technology devices, also called adaptive devices, can make a world of difference for both you as a caregiver and... Read more

Steps for Choosing a Nursing Home

It's never easy to move into a nursing home, or help a loved one make the transition, but sometimes it may be the best option for getting the care and support you need. Here are some tips and useful resources to help you get started on how to choose a nursing... Read more

Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, hypoxic-anoxic brain injury occurs when there is not enough oxygen available to the brain for it to function normally and perform the vital processes that support life. Hypoxic brain injury refers to a reduced... Read more

Caregiver Support: Benefits Counseling for Seniors

If you're like many people, you may not be aware of all the federal, state, and local government benefits and community support services that are available, especially to seniors and those with disabilities or low incomes. You or your loved one can get... Read more

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Many people may feel that forgetfulness is just a normal part of getting older—misplacing keys or forgetting a name or an appointment can happen to anyone. Sometimes, however, memory loss becomes more frequent or troublesome, possibly even causing concern... Read more

Survival Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

If you're in your forties or fifties and caring for, or financially providing for, both children and an aging parent or parents, you could be called a member of the "sandwich generation." It can feel like a lonely place, but according to a study by the Pew... Read more

Safely Keeping Track of Medications for the Elderly

The elderly population often take many medications (typically prescription drugs, but also over-the-counter medications and supplements) as a part of their overall health care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are... Read more

Transition to Assisted Living: A Caregiver’s Guide

If you're caring for an older adult or aging parent, there may come a time when you're no longer able to provide the support your loved one needs to live independently. The transition to assisted living can be difficult for everyone involved, even if there... Read more




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