All posts within: Caregiver Health

Nov
21

Caregiver Self CareLet’s be truthful: providing care for a senior is often tiring, overwhelming, and isolating. As care requirements progress, particularly when a long-term condition like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is at play, family caregivers could feel that they’re in over their heads, and getting through the standard tasks of the daytime – using the shower, preparing of food, doing errands – can seem a hurdle… read more


Posted November 21, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, Family Caregiving

 

Nov
14

Taking Care of Elderly ParentsAlthough we would rather turn a blind eye to it, family friction is usually prevalent in some way for most people, and during a period of crisis, is usually aggravated. Once levels of stress are increased, it's normal to seek a target to serve as an outlet for all those emotions; and unfortunately, that target is often those we've shared likely the most with… read more


Posted November 14, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, Family Caregiving

 

Jun
20

Moving Home to Take Care of ParentsThanks to amazing advances in medicine and science, we are living longer than ever. Because of this, those caring for both children and senior parents, sometimes known as the "sandwich generation", are finding a new niche in their older years: the boomerang generation.

“Aging together” is the descriptor for older adults whose mom and dad are still living… read more


Posted June 20, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, Family Caregiving

 

Apr
06

Caring for ParentsHas your mantra lately been, "If only there were a few more hours in the day?" If you are a member of the "sandwich generation" – caring for a parent and your children at the same time – getting pulled in many directions is often an everyday occurrence, and can quickly become overwhelming. Independence-4-Seniors Home Care of Chicago, IL invites you to take just a few… read more


Posted April 06, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care

 

Mar
14

senior careNow that Mom has sold her car, is no longer driving and it is harder for her to get around on her own, it has been decided that you and your siblings will divide up her senior care needs. Someone has to take her to the doctor's office, grocery store and beauty shop. Someone else needs to take care of laundry and housework. And don't forget… read more


Posted March 14, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, home care

 

 

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