How to Start the Tough Conversation with a Parent About Elder Home Services

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Getting used to the idea that a senior loved one needs help at home can be tough. Even tougher is speaking frankly about the need for elder care services with the older adult and getting him or her to accept that assistance is needed. If you have detected changes in your loved one and you’re […]

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Should Mom Live with You or with Me? Tips for Siblings Navigating Tough Caregiving Choices

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One of the more honorable choices adult children can make is the caregiving choice to offer their home to an elderly parent. Our parents raised us when we were kids, so it’s only natural to do the same when it becomes less safe for Mom or Dad to live independently. However, there are a variety […]

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Tips for Navigating the Inherent Responsibility of Caring for Aging Parents

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As children, we mastered the ability to share toys as well as the attention of our parents, and these feelings tend to carry with us well into adulthood. As wonderful as it is to have brothers and sisters, there can also be times it can result in elevated stress levels, such as when caring for […]

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Relationships and Family Changes After Traumatic Brain Injury

Along with the many life changes as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), close relationships are affected in a number of ways as a result of: Modifications in responsibilities Changes in relationship roles Difficulties with communicating Managing emotions and mood swings Getting accustomed to these changes often brings about feelings of uneasiness in […]

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How Can I Help When My Loved One Has Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Meeting the care needs of a loved one who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury can be easier to manage when armed with knowledge and insight. The methods below, courtesy of the Rogue Valley home care experts at All Care, can lessen stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors. […]

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Family Caregivers: Enjoy the Many Benefits of Respite Care

Meeting the care needs of an elderly or disabled loved one is a physically, psychologically, and emotionally demanding task, and it’s crucial for family caregivers to take time away to rest and relax on occasion. Respite care provides relief from the everyday responsibilities of caregiving, allowing family caregivers to also care for themselves. Here are a few […]

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Caregiver Burnout Is Real. Here’s How to Spot It and Avoid It.

Providing care for an aging loved one, although incredibly rewarding, can also bring with it a high level of caregiver stress. The around-the-clock pressure of meeting a loved one’s needs can quickly escalate to become caregiver burnout – a dangerous condition that can result in a loss of patience and emotional outbursts, impacting not only the […]

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Holiday Tips for Seniors: How to Avoid the “Winter Blues”

Even though the yuletide season is typically thought of as a time that is joyous, filled with spending time with those who are nearest and dearest and buying gifts, for seniors, it can be anything but merry and bright. A combination of lost loved ones, memories of past holidays, health issues and more can affect […]

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A Holiday Checklist for Seniors to Make Outings Easier for the Whole Family

The holiday season is filled with parties, celebrations, and get-togethers. However, for an older loved one, holiday excursions warrant a little additional planning and preparation. Follow these suggestions from All Care’s holiday checklist for seniors to be able to enjoy fun and relaxed outings with family members of all ages this holiday season. Prior to leaving the senior’s […]

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