Healthcare and Resources There is an emotional cost to caregiving that doesn’t get the serious attention it deserves – when illness or disability deprives you of the intimacy you once enjoyed with your loved one.
Healthcare and Resources Knowing the proper information and how to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals are invaluable skills that will save you much needed time and energy.
Education and Advocacy As a family caregiver, you are in charge of your loved one’s health every day. But do you do as much as you can to stay well yourself? Do you tend to disregard your own health?
Education and Advocacy Caregiving isn’t easy, and can lead to feelings of stress, guilt, anger, sadness, isolation and depression.
Healthcare and Resources On top of all things family caregivers do – like manage medications, arrange doctor appointments, and handle the finances – sometimes they are called upon to help their elderly loved ones find the best Medicare plan.
Education and Advocacy After her mother’s battle with Alzheimer's disease, the Emmy Award winning TV and radio host became an advocate for caregivers.
Healthcare and Resources Family caregivers often have stress-related illnesses like depression, as well as decreased productivity and high absences.