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Financial Assistance Programs for Caregivers

Published: 05/01/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Caregiving

Caregiving is a balancing act. Plus, if you still have children at home, a spouse/partner, grandchildren, friends, a job, and a house to maintain (not to mention hobbies and volunteer commitments), you’re likely to find yourself stretched in too many directions -- and consequently, stressed.

Five Tips for Traveling with Your Loved One

Published: 08/08/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

Whether it’s during the dog days of summer or the snowy winter holidays, travel has become a natural part of life. Families often become more dispersed over the years, yet the advent of grandchildren make connecting generations more important than ever. For this reason, caregivers often find themselves coordinating and supervising travel with older family members.

Five Questions to Ask About Senior Care

Published: 03/09/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Home Health Care

A senior care crisis (be it a fall, prolonged/sudden serious illness, or medical emergency like a stroke or heart attack) is often the catalyst for a decision that requires an urgent response, putting extra pressure on those who are trying to decide what’s best amidst concerns about the prognosis of their loved one.