• Assisting and helping elderly people
    Elder Independence: Caregiver Tip to Avoid Dependence

    Do you encourage elder independence or dependence? The most common mistake most care partners make is doing things for their aging family member that can be done for themselves.  It is so important to understand, people like...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • 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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  • Caregiver Meditation To Overcome Resentment of Family Caregiver Sacrifices

    In our Caregiver Meditation this month, Veronica Badowski reminds us all of the importance of  accepting that we are human and need to take “me time” to continue our caregiving journey. BIBLE REFLECTION  Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing out of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Iowa Caucus Day Message From Fed Up, Beaten-Down, Even Jailed Caregivers

    Today is the day my community, the Quad-Cities, basks in the national limelight. It’s Iowa Caucus day. Today I am composing this open letter to the presidential candidates regarding an issue important to me and so many...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Hardworking middle class left holding short end of caregiving stick

    By David Heitz Rhonda Long’s story is one of a middle class, hardworking family that is being screwed for being just that – middle class and hardworking. Rhonda and her parents do not qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Life After Caregiving, Re-entering, One Step at a Time

    Life After Caregiving Re-entering Life, One Step at a Time was written by Sharon Clayton, a caregiver and friend. I want to tell you a story and it’s not a bad one, a sad one, or an...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Caregiver Regrets, Remorse and Prizes

    Someone asked me recently how to deal with the fear and caregiver regrets they feel. Fear because their parents are dying, fear because their world is changing; regrets that they didn’t do this or that to stop...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Healing Powers of Hugs
    The Healing Powers of Hugs

    Did you ever consider the healing powers of hugs? I thought I would share my experience as a volunteer. One of the joyous benefits of delivering Meals on Wheels every Wednesday is the privilege of getting to...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Caregiver’s Journey Includes Loneliness

    A caregiver’s journey… Sometimes we feel so alone in our lives… no one seems to give a damn about what happens to us as caregivers, what kind of toll it will take. It really doesn’t help much...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Dementia Bathing Issues…Encouraging Cleanliness…Again

    Dementia bathing issues or just seniors and cleanliness… Father in law (FIL)  says that “since he never goes anywhere or does anything anymore, he doesn’t get dirty”, so he doesn’t “feel the need to mess up more...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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