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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Caregiver Burnout

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Caregiver Burnout

With many responsibilities, caregivers run the risk of developing caregiver burnout (also known as caregiver fatigue). Caregiver burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. It can result from being in a stressful situation, not dealing with emotions appropriately, and constantly being on the go without taking breaks.

In this article, we’re going to cover the causes of caregiver burnout, who’s more at risk, signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout, the differences between burnout, stress, depression, compassion fatigue, and ways to treat and prevent caregiver burnout.

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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

Urinating when you don't mean to is embarrassing for anyone, but it's actually a common issue. In fact, according to the American Urological Foundation, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. -- millions of Americans -- struggle with urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, occurs when control over the urinary sphincter is weakened or lost. This isn't just a "normal part of aging"; it can be caused by various reasons and may be temporary depending on the cause. Treatment and management options are available.

If you think you may be experiencing urinary incontinence or know someone who is, it's best to talk to your doctor. But before you do, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know, including types of incontinence, incontinence causes and symptoms, and treatment & management options.

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Walking Cane

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Walking Cane

If you're having trouble walking or recently experienced an injury or surgery, one of the first mobility aids you might consider is a cane. The right cane can provide support to help improve your balance, relieve pressure on your joints, and compensate for the weaker side of your body. It can also help reduce the risk of falls and assist you in sitting or standing. 

But how do you choose the right cane for you? The wide array of canes on the market can make choosing the right one daunting and confusing. This guide outlines everything you need to consider before purchasing a cane.  

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14 Days of Bite-Size Caregiver Tips

14 Days of Bite Size Caregiver Tips

Caregiving is by far one of the most challenging roles to be in. It's filled with hectic schedules, periods of adjustment, feelings of overwhelm, and so much more. And while guides to help, they can induce feelings of information overload. With this in mind, we've created our email series "14 Days of Bite-Size Caregiver Tips." You'll receive 14 daily emails with an actionable tip you can use to make your role more manageable. Each tip has no "fluff" and can be implemented the same day.

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Caregiving for Family Members: Tips for Handling Age-Related Conflicts

Caregiving for Family Members: Tips for Handling Age-Related Conflicts

In this aging population, families are dealing with more issues regarding the care and conduct of their elderly loved ones. Issues such as looking after an older parent or making end-of-life decisions for a dying relative can cause significant stress amongst families.

Aging and dying is a natural process for every living being on earth. However, without open communication, families may struggle to respond to their loved ones' needs in a considerate manner.

Tensions may also arise among family members when emotional stress isn't adequately addressed. If one or more of your family members are of old age or in palliative care, it helps to discuss any concerns or conflicts around aging-related issues with your family. In this article, we'll cover common issues family caretakers face, how families can work together, and key areas to address when being a caretaker for a family member.

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How to Reduce Home Health Care Risks: For Patients and Caregivers

How to Reduce Home Health Care Risks: For Patients and Caregivers

With the U.S. population aging rapidly and most seniors preferring to age in place, opportunities for in-home health care jobs are growing.

So while quantity increases, you want to ensure quality does the same.

Let's look at this challenging occupation, reviewing the main risk factors regarding patient care, safety, and travel. We'll offer tips for enhancing care and lowering risk, including auto insurance for home health care workers, maintaining safety with home health care services, home safety tips, and more.

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