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The Mousetrap: Online Reviews of Senior Living and Care Providers
Online reviews of senior living and care providers should be about people helping people. Instead, they’re mousetraps.
Care Planning and My Caregiver Binder
Lindsay shares what’s inside her caregiver binder, her “one source of truth” for everything related to her father’s health and care.
Questions to Ask Before a Loved One Gets Sick or Hurt
Asking these questions before a loved one gets sick or hurt can help care providers better serve them and make things easier for your family.
Hospice Care: Your Questions Answered
The best time to learn about hospice is before you need it.
Getting the Best Care for Yourself During Hospital Stays
No one expects to go to the hospital alone, but it happens. Plan ahead and make sure your concerns are heard during a hospital stay.
Island Treasures: The Caregiving Coin
Learn about having conversations about care as a family from Alice and Cori who care for Alice’s father, Doug.
How to be a Mental Health Advocate
These four steps explain what it takes to be an advocate for a loved one with a mental health condition.
Preparing to Care for an Aging Parent
Whether you’re new to caregiving or interested in what to expect, these four tips can reduce your anxiety and prepare you for future challenges.
Caregiver Spotlight Q&A on Balancing Caregiving and a Job
We spoke with caregiver and author Fern Pessin about the challenges of caregiving and employment both prior to and through the pandemic.
3 Minute Care Tips: Plan a Loving Visit
Short and sweet support tips to brighten your day from caregiving...
Are You Ready for the Unexpected Crisis?
These organization tips, from Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver, can help family caregivers manage any crisis.
20 Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents
Use these 20 questions to spark meaningful conversation with a loved one about their life and memories.
Compassion Isn’t Enough For Family Caregivers. They Need Training Too.
Delivering care with love and compassion is the hallmark of family caregivers. This article offers arguments for educating family caregivers in ways that benefit everyone.
Grow & Go, Ep. 3: Kim Estess
Grow and Go is the latest video series from the team at Caregiving.com...
The Decisions Caregivers Face During COVID-19
Several caregivers share the emotional conversations and difficult decisions they've had to make with their loved ones amid coronavirus concerns.
Ask an Expert: My Mom’s on Hospice; What Happens If I Get Sick?
Dear Denise, I am disabled and care for my mom who’s receiving hospice...
Ask an Expert: Should I Move Mom from the Facility?
Dear Denise, My mom’s facility called this morning. The have a confirmed...
Video: A Conversation about Providing Care at Home
In my quest to be as prepared as possible for the coronavirus, I asked...
Tips to Create a Plan for the “What If’s” Including the Coronavirus
As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus, we can put plans in place...
On the Frontlines of Caregiving: No Ordinary Caregiver
Lynette Whiteman talks to caregiver advocate Sharon Hall about that challenges she and her husband Rod faced in getting his diagnosis of frontal temporal dementia.
Caregiving Task List
Recently I've (re)connected with a nonprofit agency to let them help with...
Does Your Dress Have Pockets? Finding Quality Sources of Information
The other day a friend was going to a funeral, she knew she would cry and...
7 Tips for Surviving an Overnight Hospital Stay: The Caregiver’s Perspective Part 2
Overnight stays at the hospital can be boring, tedious, and stressful. You...
10 Things to Pack for an Overnight Hospital Stay: The Caregiver’s Perspective Part 1
(Editor's Note: We welcome Matt, who cared for his wife, to our blogging...
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