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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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#ElderCareChat 1/8/14 Recap: Brainstorming Ideas for Future Discussions

Get highlights from this week's conversation on what to discuss in 2014 and how to keep #ElderCareChat a valuable resource for the eldercare community.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 52 attendees — many of them first-time participants — shared their topic ideas for the 2014 chat lineup, along with recommendations for keeping our forum as a valuable resource for the eldercare community in the US …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… 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… 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… 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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#ElderCareChat 3/6/13 Recap Post: Where Should Elder Care Dollars Go?

How would you help caregivers and seniors if you were the President of the United States? Find out the answer to this question and more in our recap post.This Wednesday, 45 participants from all walks of the elder care life engaged in a bit of role-playing for our conversation on financing. As usual, it was a lively — or “hopping,” as faithful attendee @NatriceR …Read more ›

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10 Best Weekend Getaways for Boomers

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Boomers

10 Best Weekend Getaways for BoomersDo you find yourself answering the Southwest Airlines’ “Wanna get away?” ads with an enthusiastic yes? Then it’s time to take action. (more…)

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