A recent article by the Pew Research Center found that older adults (age 60+) spend about seven hours alone each day. If an older adult lives alone, that number can easily jump to 10 hours spent alone each day. While it’s not unusual to spend some time alone, research shows that the average number of … Continued
Sometimes we see caregivers as people who generously provide help to those in need. Sometimes, the choice to provide care isn’t that easy. Sometimes it’s an adult child who also has their own family, sometimes it involves walking away from a career, sometimes it’s even being a caregiver after leaving your day job. The backgrounds … Continued
Caring for anyone can be stressful. You may have heard that you need to take care of yourself or heard tired sayings about how you can’t pour from an empty cup or that you need to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others- but what does that mean? How can you realistically create … Continued
You may have heard the term respite, but what does it mean? Basically, respite programs exist to give caregivers a break from the day to day caring of their loved one. Formal vs. Informal Are there people in your support system that can watch your loved one for an afternoon so you can get run … Continued
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