Caregiver Brooklyn NY-Being a family caregiver is extremely rewarding but it can mean that it's more difficult for you to maintain your own support network. These ideas can help you get back in touch with the eole who matter to you.

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As a family caregiver, your support network consists of everyone in your life that you love and that want the best for you and your aging family member. Because caregiving can be so intense, though, you might find that you lose touch periodically with these people that you love. Make it a Point to Reach

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Assistive devices such as canes, walkers, scooters, and more help your loved one to be safely mobile. Unfortunately, some elderly loved ones might flat out refuse to use these types of device. What can you do then? Examine Where the Belief Comes From For many elderly loved ones, they witnessed an elderly loved one of

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From what you see in and around your dad’s home, you know he needs help. You suggest downsizing to a smaller, more manageable, home, but he refused. You mention independent or assisted living, and he blames you for trying to take away his freedom. You ask about having a caregiver to help out a few

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Many family caregivers look back and find themselves regretting certain things. If you’re considering becoming a family caregiver to your elder mom or dad, make sure you know these four things before you start. #1 – Family Caregiving is Often a Thankless Job As your elder parent’s abilities diminish, there will be frustration, anger, and

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When you’re miles away from your aging parent, you may find it extremely hard to remain active with home care needs. You’re not physically there to see how things are going. Here are some mistakes you should avoid making. Don’t Feel Like You Should Schedule Visits You know you’ll be in your mom or dad’s

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When was the last time your saw your dad’s feet? It’s not something you likely even think to check, especially if he’s not a diabetic needing careful foot care. For one family, they learned the truth when it was too late. In their case, their dad had broken his ankle slipping on icy steps. When

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”—Leo Buscaglia, author. You, as the family caregiver, undoubtedly know the power that Leo Buscaglia is referring to. Your

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Too many caregivers find themselves feeling sick and run down the longer that they’re on their caregiving journey. If that’s the case for you, there may be some changes you need to make to get a little bit healthier. Eat Well and Regularly Busy caregivers often fall back on some poor eating habits because they’re

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If you are the family caregiver for an aging loved one, you might be considering hiring some help. Homecare aides can be a blessing for a home with an aging senior, because they can help with many of the daily tasks that your loved one struggles with. They can help with getting dressed, bathing, using

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Your loved one has a variety of different needs that you’ll help her to meet during your caregiving journey. One that is very important is helping her to keep her emotional health and well-being positive. There are a lot of different aspects that feed into emotional health, so you’ll need to look at a variety

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