Getting Serious about Self-Care

If you haven’t started focusing on self-care and how that impacts you as a caregiver, you need to change your thinking on that topic. Self-care can be one of the most important and effective things that you do on your caregiving journey. Make the Conscious Decision to Take Care of You. For so many caregivers, […]

Keeping Your Schedule Under Control During Get Organized Month

January is Get Organized Month. This is a fantastic opportunity for you as a family caregiver. Organization is an important skill and a valuable tool to use when you are caring for your parent, especially if you are also caring for your children and managing other important aspects of life such as your marriage, your […]

National Family Caregivers Month – Five Signs of Stress You Must Watch For

November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you’re a family caregiver, your health is important. It’s easy to become stressed when you devote time to caring for an elderly parent. Do you know how to identify when stress is becoming too much? Digestive Issues. Stress may make you eat more than normal. You may not […]

Benefits of Exercise for Caregivers

Everyone knows that exercise is good for them, but it can be quite difficult for busy adults to find the time to engage in regular activity several times per week. Family caregivers are particularly challenged when it comes to carving out spare time to exercise. Because they are focused on the immediate needs of their […]

Do You Need to Make Some Self-Care Changes?

If you’re like most family caregivers, taking care of yourself is something that you might not think about too often. Part of that is often because it feels time consuming to worry about yourself. But part of it is that you might feel selfish worrying about yourself. The reality is that self-care is a vital […]

What Can You Do to Be a Better Long-Distance Caregiver?

Being a long-distance caregiver is far from easy, but it’s definitely possible. And if you’ve got all your bases covered, you can be a really efficient family caregiver even from afar. Get Yourself Organized. If you’re a generally disorganized person, long-distance caregiving is going to be painful. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a […]

How Can You Deal with Guilt as a Long-Distance Caregiver?

Guilt is a painful emotion because it leaves you feeling inadequate, even if you’re running as hard and as fast as you can. Addressing the situation head on is the best way to get through these feelings. Acknowledge What You’re Feeling So You Can Deal with It. Until you acknowledge your feelings, you can’t really […]

What Techniques Can You Use to Calm Down When You’re Frustrated?

Dealing with frustration adequately means that you need a combination of both long-term solutions and fixes that you can pull out of your toolkit quickly. Start making a list of the tactics that work for you so that you know what you can try when you’re in a pinch. 1. Count to Ten. Counting to […]