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Mini-Vacations for Caregivers Who Can't Get Away

While summer is the traditional time for vacations, caregivers often can’t really get away for a weekend out of town, much less a two-week trip. However, there are ways to pack in a mini-vacation without traveling. Here are 10 ideas.

By Dorian Martin

Summer Excursions for Elders and Their Caregivers

Summer is a time when it’s generally easier for elders to be out and about than when snow and ice are an issue. Even if our loved ones have dementia, severe arthritis, or lung issues, there are things we can do with them that brings them joy.

By The Candid Caregiver

Hear It From An Insider: How to Choose a Nursing Home

Who better to tell you how to choose a nursing home than someone who works in a nursing home? This licensed nursing home administrator provides her tips on what you want to nursing home to have, or what’s a clear red flag.

By The Candid Caregiver

Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

By The Candid Caregiver

When the Caregiver Has a Chronic Condition, Too

While you’re caring for others with chronic conditions, you’re not immune to one yourself. Some days you are forced to push through caring for others, while you yourself are suffering.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

By The Candid Caregiver

How to Handle the Realization That Your Parents Are Aging

It’s a hard reality to face, but reality it is. Your parents are aging. They are on their way to “being old.”

By The Candid Caregiver

Should You Take Your Kids to Visit Grandma at the Nursing Home?

Do you have a relative who has moved into a nursing home recently? Here’s what to consider before the children visit.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tax Expert Tips for Family Caregivers

Caregivers should develop a method of tracking out of pocket expenses for loved ones. One reason is that, for some, they could be taken off of their taxes.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency

Choosing an individual or a company to come into our home, or that of a vulnerable loved one, to provide assistance with anything from cleaning to personal services is never easy. We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack