Tips for Family Caregivers When I was caring for Mom I was used to medicine mix-ups, whether it was her home health nurse confusing what medicine Mom was currently on, or worse, nurses and doctors in the hospital accidentally giving. . . Read more Medicine Mix-ups | How to Avoid Them and Questions to Ask
Fever Management Tips for Caregivers In caregiving, nothing gave me a scare quite like Mom spiking a sudden fever. In part because fevers triggered her epilepsy, but also because fevers were also often an indicator that she had an infection. . . Read more Managing Fevers
Family Caregiving Tips | In-home Testing For a loved one who is “medically complex,” long, complicated, and expensive tests can become a common fixture in your caregiving routine. One of the most frustrating experiences we had over and over was. . . Read more In-Home Testing
Online Resources for Family Caregivers Surprisingly I have found more resources for family caregivers since Mom’s passing than I ever did while taking care of her. Part of it has to do with research for my job as a freelance. . . Read more Caregiver Resources | Blogs, Support Groups, Information
Family Caregiver Tips | Healthy Hydration One time a few years ago, I went to visit my grandfather Ken in his room at an assisted living center. He had been out all day with a couple of his other grandkids. . . Read more The Importance of Being Hydrated
Cognitive Exercise Ideas for Seniors In the months following Mom’s passing, I found myself looking for opportunities where I could help other caregivers or volunteer my time helping people in similar situations to the one we had. After reaching out. . . Read more Games for Seniors with Dementia
Bathing Tips for Family Caregivers Bathing or showering is a feat all it’s own when it comes to someone who cannot readily get around, move or wash themselves. The right equipment, schedule, and know-how can alleviate a ton of bath. . . Read more Give a Care About Bathing!
New Soup! | Family Caregiver Meal Tips I follow a handful of vegetarian and vegan bloggers for recipe ideas and meal inspiration. My husband and I were both vegetarians before we even met, and by default, once we started taking. . . Read more Easy Meal Idea for Caregivers
Family Caregiver Ideas Today, March 30th, is Mom’s birthday. She was born in 1959 and would have turned 59 this year. We are missing her a lot, but I thought a fun post might be sharing ways to celebrate birthdays. . . Read more Fun Ways to Celebrate Birthdays
Family Caregiver Tips | Giving Your Loved One More Omega-3 Fatty Acids So you’ve heard about making sure you eat plenty of Omega-3’s but what does that mean, and can you help your loved one get more? Let’s start from. . . Read more 1 . . . 2 . . . Omega-3’s!