Tag Archives: Caregiver Burnout Prevention

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Don’t Freak Out! The Holidays Are Coming!

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The holidays are officially around the corner. It starts with Thanksgiving next week and then we’re full swing into Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s.  It’s the time of year for shopping and cooking and cleaning and decorating and shopping some more. On top of your family, and work, and your responsibilities as a caregiver. […]

Managing Caregiver Stress

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Caregiving is a 24-hour a day job. Everything from managing prescriptions, home healthcare supplies and the day-to-day needs of a loved one can take a toll on a caregiver. In addition, many caregivers have full time jobs of their own. Due to the demands and pressure of caregiving, it’s important that caregivers know the best […]

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Make Back Pain Relief Easier with the AirForm

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As many of us have experienced at one time or another, back pain can be completely debilitating. Sometimes walking or even slight movements can be impossible depending on the severity of the pain. As our bodies age, we can experience Osteoporosis or traumatic fall more readily, making a common place for injury the lumbar vertebrae […]

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Caregiving and Staying Healthy

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Here we talk a lot about mental healthy and staying stress-free.  As we slowly crawl toward Spring, the itch to be outside is growing stronger and stronger. Naturally, that makes us think about being active and staying fit.  Most caregivers would laugh at the notion of staying fit and physically healthy while focusing on a […]

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout

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Caring for a loved one is a trying, exhausting task. When we are exhausted and need a break from work, we take vacations or personal days. Taking a vacation from caregiving is almost laughable. How do you take a vacation? The unfortunate truth is, we all need a vacation from something that puts stress on […]

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Taking a Moment for You

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So many times, caregivers focus on their busy schedule and pleasing everyone else around them – so much so they forget to care for themselves!  It’s important to remember a healthy “YOU” means a healthy caregiver for everyone else.  Quality moments with and for yourself does not mean you need to neglect those you love […]

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Take Care of Yourself while Caregiving

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In the midst of National Family Caregivers Month, we’re reminding you of how important it is to take a second to think about yourself, even when you are caregiving for a loved one!  Tending to your own needs not only benefits you, but also your loved one.  You will minimize stress and prevent burnout, which will […]

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Have You Discovered the Caregiver’s Survival Network?

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Caregiving is stressful, time consuming, rewarding, challenging, compassionate and every other emotion up and down the spectrum of love. When you give care to someone, whether it is a friend or family member, you are showing your love for them; but it’s not always butterflies and rainbows. When those moments come where you just want […]