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Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran Today and Everyday

Friday, November 11, 2022, is Veterans Day. A day set aside to acknowledge the sacrifice and to say “Thank you.” Don’t let the day slip away without acknowledging the... Read more

Compassion Fatigue —Running on Empty

Greetings one and all! I hope you are doing well and loving life. Once again, I invite you to take a deep breath, pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, and relax. Today, I want to chat with you about a significant issue for personal and professional caregivers—compassion fatigue. This may be an unfamiliar... Read more

Caregiving: Give Yourself Some Credit – You Deserve It!

I was reading an article recently on diabetes by a Certified Diabetic Educator and it occurred to me that the concepts she was suggesting to diabetics were also great concepts for caregivers. As a caregiver, you may tend to experience frustration and guilt. No matter how much you do for your loved one or your... Read more

Collaborative Care Requires a Flight Plan

Greetings one and all! I hope you are doing well and loving life. Once again, I invite you to take a deep breath, pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, and relax. No doubt, you need a little break in the action, right? As a caregiver, I imagine you approach the journey like the... Read more

A Caregiver’s Story: Being a Patient Advocate

I am providing you with another experience from my sister Cindy, as she cared for our mother and father in their last days. I remember several trips to the hospital during those years for both our parents.  Cindy shares with us here how important it is to be present at those times whenever possible to... Read more

Tips for Listening Well to Your Senior Loved One

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”  ~Ralph Nichols How often do you think about listening? Most of our day is filled with some type of communication, but are you taking the time to listen–to listen... Read more

The Agents of Age

“You never hear of a sportsman losing his sense of smell in a tragic accident and for good reason; in order for the universe to teach excruciating lessons that are unable to apply in later life, the sportsman must lose his legs, the philosopher his mind, the painter his eyes, the musician his ears, the... Read more

Caring For Yourself as a Family Caregiver

Are you the primary caregiver for your loved one? You are not alone. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 44 million American family members and friends provide unpaid care to another adult, sometimes around the clock. Wives, husbands, daughters, sons, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers—provide approximately 80% of the long-term care in the United States.... Read more

Watch that First Step, it’s a Doozy!

Not many worthwhile things can be accomplished without time, effort, and most importantly an initial... Read more
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