You don't plan to become a caregiver. It just happens, and the sudden challenge of caring for your loved one creates a whole new reality. Often, all you need is someone to let you know you're on the right track or to understand that others are in the same situation. And that's exactly what we provide for you in our blogs - nuggets of information on a range of topics to guide you, as you confront the daily responsibility of caring for a loved one.
Getting your family member outside when he or she has limited mobility.
Being outside can actually improve your health...READ MORE
It's one of the toughest tasks: You have to take over your loved one's finances. How to do it without making him or her feel like you're taking over? It's all about communication, easing slowly into the process, and earning their confidence.READ MORE
WHY PARTNERS IN CARE? "Very seldom have I seen the kind of excellent service and coordination between various members of a team of professionals."
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: "My physical therapist made sure I was doing my exercises correctly."
In the Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's, John Thorndike evokes the experience of caring for his ailing father in beautiful prose.READ MORE
How do you deal with night waking? It's not just infants who can have trouble sleeping through the night. After 65 or 70 it's not unusual to wake as many as five times in the night. Here are some tips to develop good sleeping habits.VIEW EPISODE