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Your Family Caregiver Self-Assessment for the New Year

How are your resolutions coming along for the new year? Are you sticking to your diet? Is your workout plan manageable? Resolutions are a great way to set goals for the rest of the year. I love including healthy lifestyle goals, but also setting enjoyable challenges like reading 50 books this year. Resolutions can help... Read more

Merry Christmas from Preferred Care at Home!

“My hope for you this Christmas, is in the middle of a less than perfect day, you experience love, peace, and joy.... 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

Ways to Reduce Your Lower Back Pain

Well, it seems that if we live long enough, we develop some kind of back pain! Sciatica which is a common diagnosis causes at least 5% of back pain. This pain can be superficial or deep, constant or intermittent. There may be pain that is described as sharp and stabbing and may interfere with sleep.... 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

Are You Overlooking Life?

Greetings one and all… Today, I am curious as to how you see Life. Are you focused on the here and now? Or, do you worry about what may happen in the days and weeks to come—focusing on what might be? Perhaps you are too distracted by demands and responsibilities to focus on anything. Regardless... Read more

Journey of Aging: Older and Wiser

Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I presented a program about aging at numerous locations in Denver. Along with other community organizations and agencies, we gathered to Celebrate Life! My audience consisted of individuals over 60 years of age, many of whom are dealing with serious, progressive diseases and/or disabilities. Consequently, I carefully... Read more

Celebrate Family Caregivers this Month and Every Month

Greetings one and all… It’s hard to believe that we are knee-deep in November! The year is flying by. Before any more time elapses, let’s take a deep breath today and embrace the opportunity to celebrate family caregivers. As you may know, November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to see, to hear,... Read more

Ready for Change: Time to Shift Gears?

Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I drove from Denver to the Western Slope of Colorado to present a caregiving conference. The drive over was gorgeous as the aspen trees were dressed in their finest autumn attire. The hillsides were ablaze with the characteristic golden hues of the season. As always, it was... Read more
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