Can Nursing Homes Break Away from Unwanted Stigmas?

Just the name nursing home can send chills down the spine of an older adult. Despite massive advancements, many nursing homes continue to struggle with breaking away from unwanted stigmas stemming from the past. How nursing home stigmas began. Nursing homes have … Read More

Caregiving: Why is Routine Important?

Routines can greatly reduce stress among the elderly. As a caregiver, establishing a consistent routine helps seniors know what’s next while feeling safe and secure. If the elderly person you are caring for has dementia, routines can become even more … 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

Self-Care Tips for the CareGiver

We’re excited to continue our new series of blogs written by the CareGivers.com team. Damita has been with CareGivers.com since 2016, first as a Home Care Advisor and now as a Home Care Recruiter. She enjoys art, a good cup 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

November: National Family Caregiver Challenge!

November National Family Caregivers Month “Take Care to Give Care” National Family Caregivers Month is recognized each November in celebration of family members who care for one or more of their loved ones.  “Take Care to Give Care” is the … Read More

How to Help Aging Parents with their Pets

Beloved pets are part of the family, so what happens when your loved ones can no longer care for them due to aging? There are options available to help you and your elderly family member make a decision that is … Read More

Aromatherapy: Stress Relief for Caregivers

Aromatherapy may be trending today but did you know that its practice goes back centuries? It was practiced by our ancestors who early on discovered the healing and stress relieving properties of natural oils. Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine commonly used … Read More

Why You’re So Tired: Long-Term Caregiving is a New Phenomenon

As many of us live longer, family caregiving for an elder parent or spouse with frailty, dementia or other chronic health problems can last for five to ten years or more. Has “long-term” care always lasted so long? Not even … Read More

5 Reasons to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager, and One Perhaps Not To

Feeling anxious and overwhelmed as a family caregiver? A geriatric care manager can relieve your stress by helping you make caregiving decisions, navigate the elder care system, and supervise care. Occasionally on this blog I write about things I wish … Read More