• Caregiver Exhaustion

    Caregiver exhaustion is a real issue.  It sometimes amazes me how exhausted I am after spending a lot of time with my in-laws. Especially when taking FIL for medical appointments, and even more when it’s an all-day...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The Death of a Caregiver

    Rebecca died yesterday. She died very quietly, sitting in her chair in her little home, on her husband’s family farm. She died alone, probably of a heart attack, while her husband was out in their fields, attending...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Prayer to Deal With the Daily Challenges of Caregiving

    The daily challenges of caregiving are overwhelming at times. Ephesians 4:2 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Give an example of how a person following Paul’s words to the Ephesians...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Search for Balance

    A search for balance when providing care for another does not come easy. Balance in life is necessary to be a good caregiver. As part of our Faith in Caregiving series, Veronica addresses this issue. Philippians 2:3-4...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • recovering from grief and loss
    End of Life Denial, Decisions and Caregiving

    End of life denial is a very strong emotion. We just had a member of our support group leave us. This happens, for a variety of reasons. The reason this time was that the former member became...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • caregiver education
    Please Share Why Caregiver Education Would Benefit You

    Caregiver education and support is one of the key components we want the presidential candidates and State leaders to address. We would like for you to share your stories of your day to day struggles with caregiving...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Dementia Behavior Training for the Caregiver

    Dementia behavior training for the caregiver starts with understanding the type of dementia and the family member they are providing in home dementia care. When taking care of a family member with dementia , it is important...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Caregiver Rights: Having a Life of Your Own

    #1  Caregiver Rights – having a life of your own.  Caring is a valuable and rewarding role. It is a role in which you can become very easily socially isolated. As a caregiver, you spend the majority...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Dementia Challenge:Introducing Change

    Dementia Challenge: How to avoid negative behaviors when introducing change   Caring for someone with dementia is a challenging journey for all involved. Every day brings new challenges, changes in behaviors and abilities. Life can feel overwhelming...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Is A Family Caregiver Contract Necessary When Caring For a Parent At Home?

    Many are investigating ways to implement a family caregiver contract. Aging baby boomers are caring for their older parents and planning to spend their own later years in their home and community. Finding the right caregiver needed...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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