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Another Side of Caregiving in the Age of Technology

When caregiving includes computer assistance

  In this day and age, caregiving for your parents may include more than just physical assistance. Caregiving may involve providing technical support. In other words, you may find yourself helping your parents and loved ones with computer and internet needs. Chances are, whatever their competency level is with computer technology, they have gaps in their[…]read more

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Food Choices for Time-Crunched Caregivers

Avoiding Dining Traps as a Time-Crunched Caregiver You’re a caregiver. Your time is stretched thin, which leads to eating out or on the go. But fast food, restaurant dining and prepared food from a grocery store may be working against you. Food is fuel. To be more precise, food delivers oxygen through your body, giving[…]read more

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Too Much Love – Too Much Caring

Self-love improves caregiving

Can we care too much? Can we love too much? Caring and loving are good things, but when does it become too much of a good thing? Love is a master of disguise Sometimes what pretends to be love isn’t genuine love. Trying to please people and make them happy is often motivated by selfishness[…]read more

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In-Home Caregivers – What You Need to Know

In-home caregivers are very much a part of the caregiving picture. Whether part-time, full-time, or just occasionally, there are a number of different sources. But when you need help and need to hire someone, you should know your options. This article from Today’s Caregiver [Hiring an In-Home Caregiver: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You] gives[…]read more

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Legal Preparation in Caregiving – Wills & Trusts

Wills and Trusts are an Important Part of End of Life Preparation As we continue the conversation about legal preparations that come to light when we enter into a caregiving situation with a loved one, Wills and Trusts should be part of the plan. I’m drawing on my informative conversation with attorney Rebecca Braun of[…]read more

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Caregiving at Home – Parent Proofing Your House

When caregiving hits home, parent-proofing your house needs to be part of the plan. I recently had to prepare for my parents stay after my mother’s hip replacement surgery. We needed to determine sleeping arrangements, the bathroom situation, and where and how she (and dad) would spend their days. Here are some things I’ve learned[…]read more