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How to Take a Caregiving Break

How to take a caregiving break

How to take a caregiving breakThere’s no way I can take a break from caregiving!

If that’s what you’re thinking upon first glance at this post, KEEP READING. A break is possible — and absolutely necessary. Check out our tips, ideas and resources on how to take a break from the hard work of providing care:

First, think of rest as a requirement, not a reward. Caregivers often feel …Read more ›

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How to Find Rest When You’re Caring Around the Clock

Get tips and ideas on how to rest when and where you can as a caregiver, especially if you're often providing care on limited sleep. Caring for another human being is a big deal.

No matter what the age, relationship or needs, caregiving is an often stressful, at times rewarding, many times frustrating, almost always exhausting experience. But if the person you’re caring for isn’t …Read more ›

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How to… Be the Best Grandparent Ever

As much as they love spoiling them, grandparents also enjoy being spoiled back. Read this post for 5 simple ways to get your grandkids' thumbs-up.Fact: Grandparents love spoiling their grandkids, and according to this SmartMoney article, to the tune of $10 billion dollars. They’re not just buying gifts and gadgets though. The MetLife Report on American Grandparents said they’re also providing …Read more ›

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How to… Age in Place, Simply: An Interview with Author Rachel Adelson

A "crash course about current insights on aging and how to stay home successfully" is how Rachel Adelson describes her book. Learn more in this post.“Aging brings change, but that doesn’t mean it brings disability.”

This tenet runs throughout a new book called Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style. Its author, Rachel Adelson, bases most of her age-in-place …Read more ›

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How to… Find Your Perfect Retirement Place

To avoid boredom and loneliness in your retirement years, consider these "how to" tips for finding your perfect post-work setting. The days of retirees flocking to Florida are over. Yes, many still head south to the Sunshine State for its warmer temps, but on the whole, boomers and seniors are exploring all their options — both domestic and international — when it comes to …Read more ›

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How to… Have a Meaningful Retirement

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Check out our latest "how to" for ideas on creating a productive and purpose-filled retirement.A meaningful retirement starts with a plan, and by that, we don’t mean a financial plan (though that’s important too). After years of working, having a schedule on your days off may not sound like fun, but without some structure, you may …Read more ›

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How to… Delegate Elder Care Tasks

The only thing harder than caregiving? Asking for help in it. Review this post for a how-to on delegating elder care tasks.Raise your hand if you like asking for help. (I’m guessing that if I could see all of our readers right now, there’d be few or no hands raised.) For whatever reason, be it cultural, societal, or just plain stubbornness, asking for help …Read more ›

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How to… Balance Life As a Sandwich Caregiver

As a sandwich generation caregiver, you're probably being stretched in numerous directions. Check out these resources to help keep your life in balance.The kids have soccer practice until 4, and Dad’s doctor’s appointment is at 4:30. Your husband gets home around 6 and hopes dinner will be ready soon after. There’s a check that needs to be deposited at the bank, you’re out of …Read more ›

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How to… Enjoy Time With Family From Afar

Consider our “how to” tips for spending time with the people you love no matter where you live. The days of grandparents living next door may be over (though multigenerational households are making a comeback), but spending time together with family doesn’t require living in the same zip code.

Besides the incredible benefits of today’s technology for connecting families scattered across the country …Read more ›

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How to… Keep a Loved One’s Memories Alive

fathers FBThe heartbreak that follows the death of a loved one is not easily mended, but after the denial, numbness and shock wears off, perhaps the hardest part of grief is figuring out what comes next. How does one simply get back to the so-called grind after an event that causes such a significant life change as a loved one’s death?

One way to do so: honoring …Read more ›

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