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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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Understanding and Empathizing with Older Adults’ Fears about Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer a wide range of services and amenities designed to promote quality of life and independence. Yet many seniors delay making this move.

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From Hospital to Hospice, Learn More about the Nursing Profession

May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses Week! At Sunrise Senior Living communities, we count on these dedicated professionals to help our residents live their best quality of life every day.

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5 Resources for Art Projects to Help Caregivers Reduce Stress

Family caregivers typically live with a considerable amount of stress. While the role can be rewarding and empowering, it can also leave the caregiver worn out and anxious. Unfortunately, caregivers sometimes use negative behaviors to cope, such as smoking, overeating, and even abusing alcohol.

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Using Respite Care When the Family Caregiver Needs a Vacation

Family members often assume the role of caregiver when a senior loved one needs a helping hand. It usually starts with small tasks, such as providing transportation to a physician’s appointment or stocking the freezer with meals. As the older adult’s needs increase, an adult child or spouse devotes more time to caregiving.

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