Caregiver Resources Articles

Emergency Preparedness: Caregiver Tips for the Elderly

An emergency, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an “unforeseen combination of circumstances…that calls for immediate action.” Emergency preparedness for caregivers can save you from not knowing what to do when your elderly loved one is... Read more

Depression and Caregiving

About 43 million Americans act as unpaid caregivers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported in 2015. Women make up the majority of caregivers (about two-thirds). About three in five caregivers have a full-time job in addition to... Read more

The Opioid Epidemic: Protecting Your Loved One

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, meaning there are about 33,000 opioid deaths a year. According to HHS, drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury deaths in the... Read more

How to Spot Signs of a Stroke: Tips for Caregivers

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), strokes are responsible for 5% of deaths in the U.S., more than 140,000 each year. If you’re a caregiver and you know the early signs of stroke, you may be able to save your loved one's life or prevent... Read more

The Emotional Side of Caregiving

It's easy to be overwhelmed with emotions when you are caregiving for a seriously ill or injured family member. In fact, the Office on Women's Health at the Department of Health and Human Services warns that women caregivers are at increased risk for health... Read more

The Challenges of Living with Incontinence

What is incontinence? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the definition of incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine or losing bladder control. Incontinence is a common problem, especially as people age. Knowing that, however,... Read more

Tips for Caregivers for the Elderly: How to Prepare for Disasters

Disasters often strike without warning, and may mean evacuating your home or being confined to your residence without utilities or access to necessary services. Preparing for disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods can be challenging even... Read more

Caregiving with Your Siblings

As you may know from experience, caregiving for elderly and infirm parents is not always simple. Having siblings around to share the responsibility may ease the burden. Very often it also makes caregiving more complex, according to the Family Caregiver... Read more

Tips for the Long Distance Caregiver

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), if you live more than an hour from a person who needs care, you are engaged in long distance caregiving. Long distance caregiving takes many forms. Some caregivers simply manage their loved one's personal... Read more

Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role

According to the American Psychological Association, almost half of all older adults suffer from insomnia. Whether insomnia manifests as trouble falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep through the night, the health effects are the same. According to... Read more




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