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How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is hard work. It is emotionally draining at times, yet there are those with heart and stamina who do it daily. For some, it's a calling, and the world is a better place because of them.

The truth is that many caregivers feel like they were forced into their roles. Many who care for family members often feel like they have to care for their loved ones because no one else will. Children feel obligated to care for elderly parents for as long as they can to avoid nursing homes.

Regardless of whether you are a professional caregiver or just a family member caring for your family in need, burnout is a concern. Thankfully, there are ways to guard yourself against burnout.  

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Caregiver Tips for Staying Physically & Mentally Fit while Being Stuck Inside

Caregiver Tips for Staying Physically & Mentally Fit while Being Stuck Inside

Being a caregiver and being stuck inside can be difficult, but even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. After a while, you may run out of ideas for keeping your loved one active and fit. It may be too challenging to get your loved one out of the house for short drives or walks, and staying in is the only option. 


Either way, there is no time like the present to learn ways to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. If you don’t have the luxury of hitting the road for a change in scenery, there are other ways that you can stay mentally and physically fit. Here are a few tips to consider.

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The Guide to Dementia Caregiving

The Guide to Dementia Caregiving

It can be stressful to learn that someone you love has been diagnosed with dementia. You may be concerned about how they're feeling after the diagnosis or overwhelmed by all of your own emotions, from grief to anger. This guide walks you through what a dementia diagnosis means, what you might expect during your time as a caregiver, and tips to remember as you go into this experience.

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The Guide to Cancer Caregiving

The Guide to Cancer Caregiving

Learning that a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming for anyone. It's a scary time filled with immense dread and uncertainty. If you find yourself in the position of your loved one's caregiver, this can add additional stress. 

Caregivers help the patient make decisions, encourage and support them through treatment, and assist with day-to-day self-care. You may not feel qualified for this role, and you likely have a lot of questions. 

This guide walks you through what a cancer diagnosis means, what you might expect during your time as a caregiver, and tips to remember as you go into this experience.  

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How Caregivers Can Prevent Infectious Diseases

How Caregivers Can Prevent Infectious Diseases

The past few months have been filled with anxiety as constant news and discussion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic surrounds us daily. This time can be especially stressful for caregivers, as their loved ones or care recipients may be among the most at-risk of severe illness.

If you’re a caregiver, you don’t have to feel powerless. There are preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk of your care recipient becoming infected with COVID-19 or other harmful illnesses.  

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The Caregivers Guide to In-Home Safety

The Caregivers Guide to In-Home Safety

When seniors fall, it can be more costly compared to younger people. It's essential to take preventative steps to help reduce the risk of your caree falling and injuring themselves. We've compiled these in-home safety tips and appropriate senior safety devices to help you go through your caree's home and ensure they aren't at high risk of injury. Use this as a home safety checklist for seniors when walking through the house.

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