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The Accidental Caregiver

The Accidental Caregiver

The Accidental CaregiverYou started out by driving Mom to her doctor’s appointments. Then you helped out by doing her grocery shopping, cooking a few meals, and assisting with medication management. As your mom’s health declined, you gradually found yourself cleaning her house, doing her laundry, and handling her finances. Without realizing it, you’ve become your parent’s primary caregiver—and it happened more by accident than by choice. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/15/12 Recap: Avoiding Burnout

A record-breaking 91 participants attended last week’s chat on burnout (seems this is an issue that many can relate to, yes?). While you engaged and conversed, I was avoiding burnout by taking a week to rest and recharge in the mountains of Pennsylvania, where I was able to fully disconnect from technology, work, and to do lists. So before I share this recap, I …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 5/2/12 Recap: The Importance of Respite

Even if we’re not directly involved in caregiving, we all need time to recharge. All too often though, we pack our weekends with more activities than rest. We spend Saturdays and Sundays catching up on home improvement projects, errands, and other tasks that drain our energy rather than restore it. The demands of caregiving and its sometimes non-stop pace makes even the thought of …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/11 Recap: Best Caregiving Tips

This Wednesday, 62 diverse and dynamic eldercare tweeps shared their best and favorite caregiving tips.

Kicking off the discussion was a query for best tips on staying organized, as caregivers are juggling countless responsibilities, paperwork, appointments, schedules, and more. Among the recommendations:

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