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Caregiving and Substance Abuse – Guest Blog from The Recovery Village

Don’t Let Caregiving Stress Turn Into Substance Abuse   Caregiving involves a higher level of responsibility than most careers: You foster the health and well-being of someone other than yourself. It could be someone with a disability or disease like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, a loved one with a brain injury, or an elderly family[…]read more

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Foresight for Caregivers: Executing a Will – Part 1

Executing a Will – Not as easy as you think Wills, trusts, powers-of-attorney, all make life easier for caregivers when settling an estate. But that doesn’t mean it’s a quick and simple process. One executor of an estate recently shared her experience. When asked, “Briefly, what did being an executor entail?” her response was, “Briefly?[…]read more

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The Caregivers Guide to Hacking

Hacking, Phishing, Spoofing, Pharming, Scamming, Malware, Scareware, Ransomware, Spyware, Virus, Worm. So many terms. So many concerns. Caregivers have enough to worry about without having to worry about recovering from a computer hack. Therefore, it’s increasingly important to educate the people we care for about the digital invaders trying to hack their personal information and[…]read more

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Caregiver Resources from ElderImpact

Sometimes it just makes sense to pass along valuable information for caregivers, put together by another source who focuses on eldercare. We recently came across ElderImpact, which shared a list of articles that might help caregivers. From ElderImpact: With more and more people joining the ranks of seniors these days, there really can’t be enough information[…]read more

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Cravaats for Caregiving

Adult Bibs Help With Caregiving In all our talk about caregiving, I thought it was worth revisiting why this topic is relevant to DinerWear®. Something we’ve heard time and time again from caregivers is that wearing a clothing protector to avoid food stains at meals means avoiding having to change clothes during the day. Our[…]read more