Caregiving Advice and Information
This section includes tips and advice that we hope can be useful during your caregiving journey.
Caregiving is a journey that is often started with the best of intentions and hopes. Some of us are thrown into it, and others saw it coming miles away. Regardless of how it began, one thing is consistent-Helpful advice and information are always welcome.
Original Medicare is a federal program that helps the elderly and disabled afford care while Medicare Advantage is an alternative to Original Medicare that gives people more options. Lear more about the differences.
Immunizations are an essential part of health care throughout your life. However, the vaccinations you need will change as you age. People over the age of 65 typically have a higher risk of contracting specific illnesses. There are the most common vaccines needed for people over the age of 65.
It's essential to understand your emotions so you can communicate with your family and friends about how you are feeling.
If you are providing unpaid care to a frail family member or friend with a serious illness and are performing some or most of the following tasks—you are in a caregiving role.
Understand the varied benefits of keeping seniors active and learn how to overcome challenges to motivate them.
Continuum of care often leads to improved overall health and reduced health care costs.
Caring for a loved one far away can be difficult. Read some helpful tips on how to manage some of the most common challenges.
Caregiving can have a significant impact on your life. Balancing your caregiving responsibilities and personal life is key to being a successful caregiver.
So much energy and attention go into being a caregiver that we often forget about ourselves and our own needs. We often need to be reminded that we have rights as caregivers.