Posts Tagged ‘caregivers’

Most caregivers began helping when seeing the unmet needs of a loved one. Responsibilities increase with passing time. Inevitably, a day will come. As you will lay awake in bed, thinking about the To Dos and Could Haves and What Ifs for your loved one, and a troubling question comes to mind: Can I give enough?

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and we couldn’t be more proud of the selfless men and women who devote their lives caring for family members and loved ones. Most caregivers can tell you, caregiving is not for the faint of heart. Caregiving is a demanding job even in the best of circumstances. A common question we hear is how a caregiver can handle someone who has become defiant, confused, delusional, angry, or even abusive. Read on for tips and resources on how to deal with this type of behavior.

It’s Homecare Month and National Family Caregiver’s Month! This November, we’re giving THANKS for the people, products, and services that help you live at home. Today we’ll give a brief overview of what homecare is and the important role of family caregivers.

Homecare Advocate unveils 2012 TOP 5 Resolutions for caregivers, for seniors. Plus, 6 key steps to achieve them!

As November ends, we want to thank everyone who helped promote Homecare & Family Caregivers Month. We’ll continue collecting your personal stories on how homecare helps you and your family; please send it to us at advocate(at)

Preview for December: Home for the Holidays focus! Send us your questions, and you may get $5!

Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans is providing unpaid care for a friend or family member who is disabled, aged, or ill? These people, called informal family caregivers, do our country a great service and provide an estimated $306 billion of free care each year, saving our Medicare and Medicaid systems tremendously. They are motivated out of love, duty, and responsibility, but the stress can leave them feeling isolated, trapped, and even depressed if they don’t learn how to manage their responsibilities. “Caregiver Burnout” is a significant issue many caregivers struggle with. We need to combat this by caring for the caregiver!

Read the latest Homecare Advocate Post for 7 ways to Care for the Caregivers.