Caregiver Tool Kit
Resources, tips, tools, and tricks to make caregiving easy on the caregiver and help you avoid burnout. Self-Care | Legal Advice | Families | Aging Parents…
Your Goal is Discharge!
As a caregiver, hospitals can sometimes feel like our second home. It’s hard to know how a caregiver should prepare for their caree’s hospital stay. While the staff at the hospital are usually helpful and generally accommodating, your comfort is not their top priority. With these hospital tips for caregivers you will be able to make your stay in the hospital comfortable so you can be more focused on getting your caree the help they need and get you both home to life as you know it.
Tried and true gifts for someone with Dementia
Gift giving for someone with Dementia should not be a source of stress! As a caregiver for someone with Dementia, I have tested each of these and I know they work! Giving gifts for someone with Dementia is hard and presents a unique challenge. Dementia changes a person. The things your loved one once enjoyed now just bring them confusion and sometimes even emotional pain. What gifts can you give to someone with Dementia?
Why You Need A Family Caregiving Consultant
As a family caregiver myself, I know the challenges you face, the emotional rollercoaster you experience, and the lonliness you feel. It is my mission to help caregivers live their lives without regret, guilt, or uncertainty.
How to Handle Incontinence in Elderly Caregiving
Do you struggle with keeping disposable underwear on your incontinent aging parent? You are not alone! Discover why this is a problem & how to handle it.
How to Grieve the Still Living
There are few things in this world harder than grieving a still-living person. Dementia can last months or decades. Be prepared. Allow yourself to grieve. Transform your view of your loved one to see them as they are now and not the person they once were.
Best Gifts for Someone with Dementia
Giving gifts is hard especially when you are giving to someone with any kind of special need. Finding meaningful gifts for someone with Dementia presents an unusual challenge. Dementia changes a person. The things your loved one once enjoyed now just bring them confusion and even emotional pain. What can you give to someone with Dementia?
Life lessons from caregiving
You never expect caregiving to give anything to you. After all, you are the one sacrificing for your loved one. When you take a step back you will find you’ve learned some valuable lessons on how to live your own life fully, being mindful of the small moments, finding joy even in the most difficult of times. These lessons will not only make you a better caregiver but a better human.
Let Them Eat Cake! Should I Let My Loved One Eat Whatever They Want?
One of the perks of being an adult is being able to make decisions about what we eat and drink. But what happens when our elderly parent's are no longer able to make that choice? Gain valuable insight on helping those in your care stick to a healthy diet. Plus get a FREE Meal Planning Template! #elderlydiet #caregiving #mealplanning #seniorcare #seniordiet
Bringing Harmony To Our Home | 3 Tips To Establish Your Role As Caregiver
With a little thought and creativity you can have a beautifully decorated multigenerational home. Find out how to make a big impact on your home. #caregiving #sandwichgeneration #agingparent #multigenerational #caregiver #aging parent #rolereversal
How to Have a Happy Holiday with Elderly Loved Ones
Including your loved one in holiday festivities seems stressful. You don’t know what to expect from them. Will they really enjoy themselves? Is this just wasted effort? Will including them bring me more stress and ruin my holiday season? What’s important is that you show them through your efforts that they are still important. They matter. They have not been forgotten because they are older
How to Get to Know Someone Who Can’t Communicate
A difficult but vital part of caregiving is really getting to know the person for whom you are caring. Without it you are a stranger, emotionally distant, and it become easier to forget that you're taking care of a living person with a story. #caregiving #alzheimers #dementia #communication #sandwichgeneration #abridgebetweenthegap
How to Let Others Serve You in Your Time of Need
This is going to surprise you but life sometimes gets messy! Discover how to let others serve you in your time need when life gets real. #caregiver #sandwichgeneration #multigenerational #findhelp #parentingparents #perfectionist #caregiving #alzheimers #dementia #seniorhealth #agingparent
10 Tips to Make Multigenerational Grocery Shopping Easier
Grocery shopping doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. With planning, simple preparation, and some in-store strategy you make your shopping trips easier even when you need to bring everyone along. #caregiving #housewife #parenting #caregiver #stayathomemom #shopping #caregiver #alzheimers #dementia #elderlyparents #agingparents
Ten Things Being A Caregiver Has Taught Me About Life
When I became a caregiver I thought I was the one providing a gift to my family. It never once occurred to me what I would *gain* from being a caregiver. #caregiving #caregiver #lifelessons #character #elderlyparent #elderly #sandwichgeneration #multigenerational #motivation #gratitude #alzheimers #dementia