Caregiver Resources Articles

Preparing for End-of-Life Care and Meeting Final Wishes

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) says that end-of-life care is the support and medical care given during the time a loved one is nearing death. According to NIA, when you are providing end-of-life care and comfort for someone you love, there are... 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

Caregiver Duties: How Medicare can Help

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 34 million people provide unpaid care to someone 18 and older who is ill or has a disability. Typically, close family members or friends of aged, infirm, or very ill people serve as... 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

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

Caregiving and Ambiguous Loss: When Your Loved One Is Mentally Absent

Are you a caregiver for a family member who suffers from dementia or another health condition that affects memory, cognitive abilities, or personality? Along with the many challenges of caregiving, including emotional or financial factors, you and other... Read more

Caregiving Issues for a Multi-Generational Family

Almost 49 million Americans care for adults; about two-thirds of these caregivers are women. Over a third of caregivers are caring for parents; most (86%) are caring for relatives (including parents). Almost 13 million Americans are caring for both children... Read more

Health Tips for Caregivers

According to a 2015 caregiver survey by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), 22% of caregivers reported declining health as a result of caring for a loved one, and nearly half reported high levels of emotional... Read more

Downsizing a Home: A Checklist for Caregivers

Moving is often stressful, no matter your age or the reason for relocating. When it comes to senior downsizing, however, the job may be more challenging, especially if downsizing is due to death, illness, or loss of independence. First, it's important... Read more

Caregiver Tips for Traveling

As a caregiver, traveling with your loved one can present a challenge – for example, if he or she has Alzheimer's disease. In addition to all the detailed planning for medications, therapies, and any other special care your loved one needs once you arrive... Read more




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