Caregiving

September 28th, 2022

Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors and Family Caregivers

It’s important to support successful home care after a hospital discharge. Go over this handy after-discharge checklist with a doctor or case manager before it’s time to go home from a procedure or hospital admission.   1. Ask questions. There are a few key pieces of information you need to know before going home: What’s Read more >>

September 19th, 2022

Healthy Aging: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Portrayals of aging in popular culture depict people who are cranky, tired, and disinterested. This isn’t just a gross generalization, it might be keeping some people from getting the emotional support they deserve. Why? Because these descriptions also apply to people living with depression. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), depression isn’t a Read more >>

August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

August 3rd, 2022

Aging Parents & Eldercare: 5 Considerations for Family Caregivers

As our parents age, they may need us more. In some cases, their needs are simple – some meal delivery or rides to appointments. In others, our parents may not be able to live alone or may require daily interaction. To prepare yourself for the future, it’s important to carefully consider a few key factors Read more >>

August 31st, 2021

How to Monitor Elderly Parents Living Alone (Without Annoying Them)

Caregivers walk a fine line when they monitor elderly parents who are living alone. When the time comes, you want to strike a balance that allows your parents to age in familiar, comfortable surroundings where they don’t feel monitored. That way, they can maintain their pride and dignity as they enter their later years. Coincidentally, these Read more >>

May 31st, 2021

How Family Caregiving Is Changing

The number of American family members caring for adult relations is on the rise, according to data from the National Alliance for Caregiving’s (NAC) 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. study. “When looking at caregivers for adults only, the prevalence of caregiving has risen from 16.6% in 2015 to 19.2% in 2020 — an increase of Read more >>

May 31st, 2021

The Changing Role of Family Caregivers

The roles and responsibilities for family caregivers were changing before the onslaught of COVID-19. The global pandemic created new opportunities to connect with and care for our older relations, whether they live with us, near us or far away. We sat down will Paul Adams, Lifeline’s senior director of product development, to discuss how caregiving Read more >>

May 10th, 2021

Let’s Bring Joy and Meaning to the Lives of Older Adults

From childhood games to professional sports, some of Jeremy Bloom’s biggest supporters were his grandparents. They were a consistent source of wisdom and guidance and their unwavering support instilled Bloom with the confidence to pursue and accomplish his big goals and dreams. Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime to honor his grandparents and other elders Read more >>

April 1st, 2021

Caregiving: What the Pandemic Taught Us

After a year of living under COVID restrictions, we’ve learned some new things and had other lessons reinforced. Here’s our look at key takeaways from 2020 for family caregivers and seniors. Lesson 1: Adopt Different Ways to Communicate & Socialize For most of us, the biggest lesson from year one of the pandemic was learning Read more >>

March 25th, 2021

Tax Tips for Family Caregivers

Read our Tax advice & Tips for Family Caregivers. You can read more useful articles and advice on our blog.

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