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Family senior caregivers are "routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system." So says the latest report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. With around 18 million family members serving as senior caregivers for an older loved one, this report is alarming, as neglect of the caregivers can result in seniors at risk for harm due to uninformed, inadequate care.
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Caring for an aging loved one is often a full-time job, and like any job, it's important to take some time off once in a while. Taking the time to care for yourself allows you to recharge your mental and emotional batteries so that you can be a better caregiver for your loved one. Having a plan in place for when you need a break can help things go smoothly. The following tips can help… read more
Caring for an elderly or disabled loved one is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job, one that requires time for the family caregiver to rest and relax on occasion. Respite care allows for relief from the daily responsibilities of caregiving, allowing the family caregiver to also care for himself or herself.