Top 5 Stories for Caregivers This Week

Roundup of my Favorite Caregiving Articles


My favorite 5 caregiving stories this week
Roundup of top 5 stories for caregivers this week.



Happy Friday, Caregivers! We made it through another week. We’re already nearly half way through October. This time of year always seems to fly by. I hope you and your caree are able to stop and enjoy the season.


Here are my five favorite caregiving articles for the week. Enjoy!


7 Things You Can Do To Lower Seniors’ Hospitalization Risk:  This article outlines basic things you can do to lower your caree’s risk of hospitalization – from reducing fall risk to promoting social interaction and medication management. Wonderful tips to monitoring your aging parent’s overall well-being.


Ways to Avoid Elder Fraud and Financial Abuse:  This article provides solid advice to avoid financial fraud. Of particular interest to me is the recommendation that even if you have someone assisting with managing finances, you should always remain involved.



30 Simple Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus and be Present: Self-care is critical to a caregiver’s well-being, however, we rarely have time to practice. These easy practices help you build it into your day-to-day life.



Sometimes A Caregiver Just Has To Walk Away: Sometimes a caregiving situation gets difficult. You may be caring for a difficult person, they may demand more than you can give or the situation may become too stressful. It is OK – and even important – for a caregiver to step away. Find someone to step in and step away for your own sanity.



Top 10 Caregiver Tips To Use If You Are Feeling A Little Overwhelmed: This article provides a really great guide on how to step into the caregiver role if you are feeling overwhelmed. Start slow and take care of yourself. Caregiving is a stressful role and if a caregiver doesn’t tend to his/her own needs, they can’t care for others.



In case you missed them, here are my posts for the week.



Finances and Aging Parents


Keep Aging Parents Healthy During Cold and Flu Season


Fall Prevention Tools




Have a wonderful weekend!



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