Cindy Laverty is a Caregiver Coach and Founder of The Care Company, an online support website for family caregivers. Through programs, coaching and products, Cindy is dedicated to empowering family caregivers.
It can be hard to know what the proper gift is for an aging relative or elderly loved one. Stop agonizing and enjoy the process of giving a gift to an elderly someone you love. What matters is the giving.
Managing stress while caregiving is a hard thing to do and most family caregivers are afraid to ask for help. Here's a caregiving expert's take on what new caregivers should know when you feel the stress of being a caregiver.
Family caregivers often fixate on the many ways in which their situations could be improved. Common desires include more time, help, and money, but the real first step toward curing caregiver burnout is a change in attitude.
When caregivers enter a downward spiral of trying to fix everything that is wrong with their elderly parents, it leads to hopelessness, frustration and exhaustion. That’s when caregiver burnout strikes.
In both caregiving and football, the pressure is intense and teamwork can make all the difference. As the primary caregiver, you are the leader of a team that is working cooperatively toward the goal of providing excellent care.
The dictionary defines a caregiver as “a person who takes care of an ill or disabled child or adult,” but this explanation falls short when it comes to describing these special people. Caregivers are angels here on Earth.
Life has its ups and downs, but how we handle the latter can really affect our physical and mental health. Instead of bottling up your feelings, try these creative ways to let off steam and wipe your emotional slate clean.
We tend to think of temper tantrums as only pertaining to small children or teens, but even the elderly act out at times. Learn what's behind these angry outbursts and how to best handle them without losing your own temper.