Caregiver Support Category
Caregiver Support – Caregivers feel overwhelmed and uncertain regarding decisions that must be made about the care of loved ones. Those new to caregiving may be embarrassed about their feelings, family denial or dysfunction. Support is critical whether the support be educational, personal or by way of available services. Caregivers think they have to do it all. Until caregivers learn that having to do it all isn’t practical or realistic they’re unable to consider other options for care of a loved one. There are times when we may not be the best caregiver.
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Caregivers and care receivers experience high levels of stress and anxiety that are physically and mentally disabling. Caregivers and care receivers may be isolated, pressured to make decisions in crises, or may not know where to turn for emotional support or practical information. Online suppo...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Adult day care is an option for reducing the stress of caregivers for individuals with memory loss and for reducing behaviors. A significant portion of individuals receiving caregiving support live at home with the support of spouses, daughters, and sons. Some families are able to afford privat...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Advocating for care in an imperfect care system is a learned skill. Whatever happened to good bedside manners? To the sensitivity of frustrating care situations? To the dignity that our elders should receive but do not? To common sense that might be expected of caregivers in the care industries...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Interview with Dr. William Toffler, National Director, Physicians for Compassionate Care Educational Foundation Discussion about the benefits of artificial nutriton. (podcast 14:36 playing time) Click the Play button below to listen: ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
Respite is defined as a period of rest or relief. How many of us in our daily lives take time out for a period of rest -- whether it is to read the newspaper, sit outside and enjoy the evening or soak in a hot bath. How many of us don’t realize the number of people who don’t have the op...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
In wedding vows we promise to love, honor, cherish and care until death do us part. What is the duty of spouses as caregivers?When caregiving involves caring for an ill or incapacitated husband or wife what exactly does this mean? Does it mean no longer seeing friends, attending social activi...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read