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Balancing work and eldercare isn’t easy

You are in a work meeting and your cell phone vibrates. You ignore it. Two minutes later, it vibrates again. You check the number and see it’s your mother calling. Between meetings you call her back and she tells you she needs to go to a doctor’s appointment this afternoon. You wish that she had Read more…

Do you show signs of caregiver burnout? Take action!

One of the main reasons family members take on the role of caregiver is because they love their aging loved ones and they want to help them with a better life and prolonged independence. Sometimes though, the rewards of caregiving are outweighed by the stress, physical and emotional work, which invariably leads to burnout. How Read more…

Aging parents mean balancing act

Two weeks ago, we spoke about accepting a right to live at risk as it relates to our aging loved ones while continuing to give support and care for them. Many caregivers can feel they are doing everything in their power to provide the best care and circumstances for their aging parents or spouse. When Read more…

How to Recognize and Avoid Caregiver Burnout

What is Caregier Burnout? At first most caregivers accept their new role as caregiver with a sense of idealism, hope and eagerness to do well. As time goes on fatigue may set in, disappointments and frustrations can and do occur. Caregiver burnout or compassion fatigue is a sense of being completely overwhelmed and unrewarded (Carter, Read more…

What to do when you’re caught in the middle

What kind of sandwich did you order today? Whether a vegetarian, classic club or low-carb choice, many baby boomers have a full plate for lunch these days. Usually between 45 and 60 years old, Sandwich Generationers are raising children younger than 25 years and caring for aging parents older than 75 years. Some are also Read more…

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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

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