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Category Archive: Caregiving


Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips on Balancing Your Own Needs with Those You Care For

How to Balance Your Needs With Those You Care For.

Taking care of someone else is a selfless act of love, but it can easily become overwhelming. If you are a caregiver, you know how easy it is to put the needs of the person for whom you’re helping before your own. While it’s rewarding, it may also lead to […]

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Finding Long-Distance Caregiving a Challenge? These Tips Will Help.

CaringBridge can help you care for someone from afar.

Your heart may be in the right place, but until it’s possible for someone to be in two places at once, there will be times when caregiving from afar is the only realistic option. How you manage the long-distance caregiving situation will determine how well it works. Here are some […]

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Great Ways to Help You Cover Long-Term Caregiving Costs

There are many resources to help cover the costs of caregiving.

Whether you’re taking care of an elderly parent or anyone else with ongoing care needs, expenses — often very significant ones — add up quickly. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare, Americans devote nearly $375 billion a year in time and money to care for older adults — which […]

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Tips for Meaningful Visits to People with Memory Loss

Make the most of your time with people who have memory loss.

If you are a caregiver for someone who is suffering memory loss, it may fall on you to schedule visits with other family members. For those who are not used to the changing behaviors conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s can bring, a visit can feel intimidating and unfamiliar. Here […]

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Caregiving: How long can I do this?

Caregivers shouldn’t lose sight of their own needs.

When was the last time you listened to birds singing? Or noticed tree leaf buds bursting open on a spring day? Or enjoyed the laughter of children? Can’t remember? That may mean you’re caring too much for other people and cheating yourself out of living your life. You also may […]

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