A woman who has grown her confidence as a caregiver hugs the older adult she cares for.

Tips to Help You Grow Your Confidence as a Caregiver

Being a family caregiver is a constant cycle of challenges and rewards every day, and millions of caregivers around the world understand that. Caring for a loved one can sometimes feel daunting, yet it also offers opportunities for significant personal growth and satisfaction. Read More
A caregiver discusses safe lifting and transfer strategies with an older woman in a wheelchair.

Injury Prevention for Caregivers: Effective Lifting and Transfer Strategies

The figures are startling: over half of all caregivers suffer injuries from lifting or moving older individuals. With many family members stepping into caregiving roles, it’s essential that you learn proper lifting and transfer strategies to safeguard both your health and the well-being of the person you love. Read More
A woman stands on a beach smiling as she releases feelings of family caregiver guilt.

Practical Tips for Finding Freedom From Family Caregiver Guilt

Family caregivers give quite a lot of themselves to care for their loved ones, often leaving behind their own wants and needs in the process. It might seem normal, then, to presume that caregivers would feel very good about themselves, with a high level of self-esteem and sense of purpose. Read More
A sad emoji illustrates just how hard letting go of guilt can be for family caregivers.

The Art of Letting Go of Guilt as a Family Caregiver

A lot of us are attempting to juggle a variety of different duties, and for family caregivers, it can feel comparable to trying to juggle flaming swords and knives. It’s natural for family members to become inundated and to experience feelings of caregiver guilt when trying to provide the best care for a family member. Read More
A senior woman reads a prescription medication bottle as she learns about managing medications for seniors.

Managing Medications for Seniors: A Guide to Preventing Overmedication

The days of “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” have morphed into “take two of these…and two of these…and maybe one of those, too!” Nearly forty percent of older adults are taking at least five different prescription medications each day—not to mention vitamins, supplements, and OTC meds. Read More
A man experiencing mobility changes in older adults holds tightly to the railing with both hands while attempting to climb the stairs.

Watch for These Early Indicators of Mobility Changes in Older Adults

In echoing Benjamin Franklin’s timeless wisdom, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings particularly true when it comes to the important issue of identifying and addressing mobility changes in older adults. Read More
A grandmother sits on the sofa with her daughter and granddaughter, sharing family stories as part of her plan to leave a legacy.

8 Ways for Seniors to Leave a Legacy

Leaving a lasting impact on the world involves more than just passing on physical assets. A true legacy is a tapestry of wisdom, values, and contributions that transcends generations. Older adults play a crucial role in creating a timeless legacy that will impact generations to come, but knowing where to begin isn’t always easy. Read More
A woman talks with her mother during dinner, knowing how important it is to watch for changes in your parents’ health over the holidays.

Noticing Changes in Your Parents’ Health Over the Holidays? Take These Steps.

Returning home for the holidays can be a heartwarming experience, filled with cherished moments and family traditions. However, it can also serve as a stark reality check, revealing changes in your parents’ health and well-being that may have gone unnoticed throughout the year. Read More
A man exhibiting the signs of SAD looks forlornly out the window and offers a halfhearted wave.

The Signs of SAD and How Home Health Care Can Help

The holiday season is often a joyful time filled with festivities, family gatherings, and celebrations. However, for some, the fall and winter months can bring about a sense of sadness and despair, leading to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read More
A woman writes in one of her journals for family caregivers.

Why You Need These Two Types of Journals for Family Caregivers

Many of us are writing down notes all of the time: grocery lists, to-do reminders, appointments, meetings, events…the list goes on and on. If you’re a family caregiver, you’ve got even more reasons for writing, as you manage another person’s life in addition to your own. Read More