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4 Vital Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

By |2020-11-17T13:41:35-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   At some point in your life you may need to, or already have, taken on the role of caregiver to a loved one.  The following statistic gives you an idea of the magnitude of caregivers in the United States - 65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. ~The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009). The caregiver role includes a range of responsibilities based on the level of care your loved one requires.   Whether it’s short term or [...]

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Organizing for Seniors: How I Organized For My Senior Aunt Who is Blind

By |2020-11-17T13:41:36-06:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Eldercare, Home Organization, Organization & Safety, Seniors|Tags: , , |

Organizing is not just about putting like with like, purging and labeling containers. Sure, those are important pieces to the process, but that’s not the whole enchilada. Before you start the process, you need to understand both the mental and physical capabilities of the person that needs the organizing solutions. Our senior population has a myriad of considerations to address when you organize for them. The first thing to consider is their living environment. If they live alone, do they have homecare workers that visit on a regular basis, and if so, will you need to organize for the senior or the [...]

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