What are the Benefits of a Nonprofit Nursing Home?

When searching for the right nursing home for your loved one, there are many things to consider. Your checklist will likely include things such as price, proximity, and environment along with the information you receive from the facility and reviews regarding … Read More

How to Create Meaningful Activities as a Caregiver

Providing seniors with meaningful activities lifts spirits, enhances mood and provides several mental health benefits. Maintaining a sense of purpose and self-reliance is very important to seniors even when they are in need of caregiving due to dementia or major physical … Read More

Senior Living: Tips on Growing Herbs and Berries Indoors

Spring has sprung, the sweet smell of jasmine is in the air and the time to plant is among us! Indoor gardening is an easy alternative to the hassles of hauling giant bags of mulch and weed pulling. You can … Read More

Alzheimer’s: Why Validation is Key to a Good Relationship

What is Validation and How Can I Use it? In the past, caregivers and family members were told to correct or “gently remind” those with Alzheimer’s of reality when they were lost in an alternate version. We now know that … Read More

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Family and their Care Givers

We are excited to continue our new series of blogs written by our CareGivers.com team. Nichole has been with CareGivers.com since the beginning of 2017 as a Home Care Advisor. Her background is in social work. She has worked in … Read More

Surviving with Humor: Tough Times Call for Laughter

    When going through hard times, it may seem impossible to find humor in anything. If a loved one is suffering or has passed, guilt may also be at play. You may feel selfish or insensitive for even thinking of … Read More

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More

How to Check the Reputation of a Long Term Care Facility

  Searching for the right long term facility for your loved one can become emotional and overwhelming. With so much to consider such as cost, location and care options, the last thing you want to worry about is if a … Read More

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness in need of relief from pain and suffering. Palliative services focus on improving the patients quality of life by providing as much comfort as … Read More