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The Hidden Costs of Caregiving

When a parent’s or other family member’s health begins to decline, loved ones often pitch in to help. Running errands and performing household chores are usually the first steps. Some may try to move their older loved one into their own home for safety.

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The Importance of Self-Care When You Are a Caregiver

You can’t give what you don’t have. Every caregiver of an older loved one needs to accept this essential truth. If you're burned out, you won't be able to give your aging family member the quality of care they need.

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Coping with Guilt after a Senior Moves to Assisted Living

Caregiving for a senior parent can be a rewarding but demanding role. It is common for a family caregiver to juggle this role with a busy career and the needs of their own family. This balancing act is understandably difficult to manage.

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Tips for Managing Chronic Stress When You Are A Caregiver

As the average age in this country continues to climb, an increasing number of adult children are becoming caregivers. For some, it is only for a few weeks or months while a parent recovers from an illness or surgery. Often, however, it is for a prolonged period of time. In fact, more than one third of family caregivers provide support to their loved one for five years or more.

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What Is Skip-Gen Travel?

A trend that is becoming increasingly common is skip-gen travel. The phrase is shorthand for travel plans that skip a generation, and generally refers to grandparents taking the grandkids on a holiday. As we head into the last month of summer, we share helpful tips for planning a last-minute skip-gen getaway with your grandchildren.

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What Caregiver Resources Are Available to You?

If you are a new family caregiver or one who has taken on increased responsibility, connecting with the right tools and support is vital. Unless you’ve filled this role before, you might not be aware of the many resources that exist to assist caregivers.

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How to Overcome Isolation When You Are a Caregiver

Caregiving for a senior loved one can be rewarding role. Providing daily assistance to someone who took care of you as a child can give you an opportunity to reconnect and build memories. The downside is it can also be lonely, especially if the older adult can’t be left alone or has mobility challenges that make it tough for them to leave the house.

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6 Tips for Virtual Caregivers

In today’s world, it isn’t uncommon for seniors and their adult children to be separated by many miles. An adult child might relocate after they get married or accept a new job. As parents grow older, finding ways to help support them long-distance can feel challenging.

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