How Can You Handle Tough Discussions with Your Aging Adult?

Just because your senior needs your help that doesn’t mean that you’re automatically right all the time as far as she’s concerned. In fact, there are probably going to be some times that you as her caregiver have to put your foot down and have some difficult talks about what’s going to happen next. Neither of you might enjoy this, but it’s still necessary to hash things out. Bring Notes and Reminders Tough discussions sometimes mean that you’re nervous or that you feel ... Read more

What Does a Day in the Life of a Caregiver Really Look Like?

Although every caregiver has a different daily experience, there are some situations that are similar from one caregiving experience to another. How you deal with those situations is what matters. Wrestling with Equipment Depending on your elderly family member's health issues, there may be some equipment that you need to wrangle for her. This can range from devices that are moderately cumbersome, like a walker, to equipment that gets more complicated, like a wheelchair. Regardless, it's still your responsibility as your elderly family ... Read more

What You Should Know About Emotional Overeating Awareness Month

April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month. As a family caregiver this is an ideal time for you to learn about this common form of emotional expression and how it can impact your elderly loved one during their later years, and you in the course of your care journey. A common response to stress, anxiety, and other mental and emotional health issues, overeating can lead to a variety of serious physical health issues and can negatively impact your ability to care for ... Read more

How Pharmacists and Caregivers can Work Together

Caregiver in Ashland OH Many older adults suffer from at least one chronic health problem that requires them to take medication to sustain a healthy life. Caregivers are often needed to help these seniors with tasks they are no longer able to do, as well as providing the support and companionship elders are in need of. If you think about it, elderly care providers and pharmacists need to work together. After all, it is usually the caregiver who needs to constantly communicate ... Read more

Taking Life Back after Months of Being a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Ashland OH Maybe you had been a caregiver for your elderly loved one, whether it was a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or somebody else for many months. You likely realized what millions of other family caregivers come to understand in time; this is not a job for the faint of heart. Being a caregiver is a great responsibility. It requires a significant amount of time. Even though many family caregivers underestimate just how much assistance their loved one will require, they ... Read more

Caregiver Tips: Welcoming Guests on Visit Your Relatives Day 

Caregiver in Ashland OH Emotional support and maintaining strong social relationships is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of your elderly parents. Helping them to stay in touch with their friends, neighbors, and, particularly, their loved ones is an important part of focusing their elderly care plan on total wellbeing. As a caregiver, your primary goal should be to help your aging parents live the highest quality of life possible, so make an effort to boost their spirits and maintain family ... Read more