Coping with stress when caring for a loved one with special needs

Every parent’s job is hard. Raising kids is no easy task and challenges arise at every age. But for the parents of special needs children, the job is a bit different. The challenges sometimes don’t go away and instead of the stress of parenthood coming and going, there is no ebb and flow. Stress becomes ever-present for these parents, as …

Caregiver Burnout: Causes, Signs and Ways to Cope

Caregiver burnout is one of the most challenging aspects of becoming a caregiver. People who are caregivers want to help others. When they assume this role they may neglect their own needs at great personal cost. Feelings of helplessness, anger, sadness, and fatigue can emerge. Caregivers can help alleviate these emotions and prevent caregiver burnout by creating realistic expectations for …

Home modifications when moving in an elderly parent

The coronavirus outbreak has been a trying time for all families with a loved one in a senior living facility. Older adults have the highest risk of developing severe and potentially fatal complications from the virus, and nursing homes have been linked to 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States, according to The New York Times. In order to curb outbreaks, most …

Hiring the Right Senior Caregiver

Finding and managing in-home assistance can be a time-consuming and stressful venture for aging adults and their families. Many elders requiring long-term care rely on family members to help them, but approximately one-third of seniors get help from paid caregivers. With so many different options and places to look for the perfect caregiver, it may take some time, research, and …

Caregiver Stress and Burnout: Tips for Regaining your energy, optimism and hope

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over your head. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind—eventually leading to burnout.  Read more for tips on how to rein in the stress in your …