Category: FamilyCaregiver

  • 6 Reasons to Appreciate Your Job As a Caregiver

    6 Reasons to Appreciate Your Job As a Caregiver

    You can appreciate your job as a caregiver, taking care of an aging loved one even though it’s draining, both physically and emotionally. It can be lonely, overwhelming and frustrating, and it often seems thankless. Despite all of this, you persevere and wake up every day to face new challenges and appreciate your job knowing […]

  • 12 Steps To Self Care Activities

    12 Steps To Self Care Activities

    Self care activities are a must for your serenity when you’re caring for an aged parent. As a family caregiver, the need for self care activities is essential to live a happy life. One self care idea that comes to mind is The 12-Step Program for caregivers. Now we just need a self care plan. […]

  • Powerless Over Other People

    Feeling powerless over about everything in my life. When I first heard of the Alzheimer’s Support Group I knew nothing about the program and I was feelilng powerless over my whole life.  I wondered how this program was going to help me because mom had not been diagnosed with dementia. But we definitely had a […]

  • Does God Have a Plan

    Does God Have a Plan

    Does God have a plan for The Family Caregiver? Does God have a plan is an interesting subject.  One day I was searching online for help with anxiety as a caregiver.  I came across Guidepost “Called to Be a Caregiver.”  It took my mind off of what was troubling me and I began reading about […]

  • Feel Unappreciated

    Feel Unappreciated

    Many family caregivers feel unappreciated at some time, it comes with the territory. Family Caregivers often feel unappreciated, sad and their situation hopeless. This is what I hear when I talk to other adult children who are family caregivers who give up their life, their family and sometimes their career to care for our older […]

  • Twelve Steps to Keep Her Aging Mother Safe

    Twelve Steps to Keep Her Aging Mother Safe

    One Adult Daughter’s 12 Steps to Keep Her Aging Mother Safe and Happy I’ve been involved with the twelve step program for over 10 years. Can’t always attend the 12-step support meetings since mom is 100 years old and can’t be left alone. There’s a hole in my life. This support group gives me hope […]

  • Are You Taking Care of Your Back

    Are You Taking Care of Your Back

    I had to take a required class on ‘taking care of your back’ as one of my in-service mandatory trainings. Did you know that there are two different types of back pain? Acute back pain more than likely is caused from an accident or injury. Usually not long lasting. Chronic back pain seems to last […]

  • Concerns and Difficulties Family Caregivers Face

    Concerns and Difficulties Family Caregivers Face

    4 Top concerns and difficulties family caregivers face. Concerns and difficulties are just part of taking care of an aging parent or other aged loved one and is a act of love. Caregiving is very time-squeezing and will lead to all kinds of issues and concerns. Both the caregiver and their families are affected. Being […]

  • Grandma and Grandpa

    Grandma and Grandpa

    How Important is Grandma and Grandpa In The Scheme Of Your Life?     If you have a parent who’s caring for your aging grandparent, have you ever wondered what questions to ask when you’re around grandma and grandpa?   Do you ever wonder what to do with your grandparents?   Asking them questions about […]

  • How To Get Thru Caregiver Burnout

    How To Get Thru Caregiver Burnout

    What You Need To Know About Caregiver Burnout. I’m throwing out a lifeline to you!! I know all about caregiver burnout.  Just as soon as I think I’m doing great and mom is doing great then BOOM! I get this overwhelming feeling come over me not knowing or realizing what happened or when it happened. […]