10 Ways Family Caregivers Can Feel Empowered at Work

Is there a stigma around family caregivers of older adults? Drew Holzapfel from ReACT (Respect a Caregiver’s Time) points out that senior caregiving issues often are not accepted like child-care issues and might even be stigmatized. In a survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care®network, 26 percent of North American family […]

Activities Top Tips: Hobbies and Activities for Seniors with Dementia

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with caregivers and experts who come together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled some of their best ideas to help seniors with dementia continue to participate in hobbies and activities. Activities for Seniors with Dementia “Activities depend on the senior’s level of dementia. Some people are still able to do […]

The Lighter Side of Caregiving: Appreciate the Humor

Unexpected humorous moments are common in caregiving. In fact, a senior’s unprompted remarks and unintentional antics can enliven a caregiver’s daily routine. Even in the most dire of circumstances, elder care professionals insist that it is okay, even helpful, to let out a good laugh. “Not only is laughing alright, it’s absolutely necessary,” says Cindy Laverty, […]

Conversation Starters: How to Talk to Your Employer About Your Caregiver Support Needs

Caring for your dad is becoming more difficult. You’re exhausted and struggling to keep up with your workload. Maybe it’s impacting multiple areas of your life. Majorities of respondents in a survey of North American working family caregivers, conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, report caregiving has put a strain […]

How to Prepare for “The Talk” About Moving to Assisted Living

 Talking to your parents about assisted living can be tough. Many seniors resist this transition, often because they feel they’re being forced out of their homes and losing their independence. Children and spouses avoid this complicated conversation as well, because they are unsure how their loved ones will react. But, being prepared before a crisis arises can […]

Caregiver Depression? Try This

If caregiving has you feeling overwhelmed or stressed you to the point you think you may actually be depressed, you’re not alone. As Cy Sarah, a participant in our Caregiver Stress Relief  online community said, “When I get overwhelmed, it’s because I’m not taking time for myself, so I’m learning to build time into the […]