Be the Best Caregiver You Can Be
As a family caregiver, it can be hard to find the answers and information you need to provide the quality care your loved ones deserve. No need to stress – we’ve got you covered! From exploring your home care options to preventing burnout, this toolbox of tips will keep you at your best.
- End of Life Caregiving: The Caregiver - WebMD.com
Caregivers provide support to someone who needs help. Caregivers may live with the person they are caring for, providing assistance with daily needs, or may visit the person weekly or call regularly.
- Caregiver Tips - Take Care of Yourself First - WebMD.com
If you want to give good care, you have to take care of yourself first.
- Caregiver Tips - Don't Help Too Much - WebMD.com
The biggest mistake most caregiver make is providing too much care.
- The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving - RosalynnCarter.org
Evidence-based caregiver resources and programs
- The Caregiver's Home Companion, Elderly Caregiving - Caregivershome.com
The Caregiver's Home Companion a leading source of information and avice for elderly caregiving.
- Recognizing Caregiver Burnout - WebMD.com
Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able -- either physically or financially.
- Caregiving - Caregivers, Parent Guardianship & Caring, Senior & Elder Care - AARP
Find information on caregiving, caregivers, caretaking and caring for parents.
- Caregiving: Insights for Caregivers - WebMD.com
Caregiving can bring challenges, as well as rewards. Here's how to tend to others while also nurturing yourself.
- Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips and Support for Family Caregivers - HelpGuide.org
Get tips for making caregiving easier and learn how to prevent caregiver burnout by taking care of yourself and seeking support.
- Caregiving: What You Need to Know About Nursing Home Care - WebMD.com
If you're a caregiver considering nursing home care for your loved one, here is information you need to know before starting your search.
- Prevent Wandering: 10 Tips for Caregivers - WebMD.com
For caregivers to people with cognitive problems, nothing is scarier than the idea that they may wander from home and get lost. Here are 10 tips to prevent wandering and ease your anxiety.
- Caregiver Tips: Take Pride - WebMD.com
Take pride in your efforts. Being a caregiver is not easy, and those who do it are special.
- Caregiving: 7 Tips for Caregivers - WebMD.com
Take the confusion out of caregiving for an elderly loved one. Start with these seven tips for new caregivers.
- Stroke Recovery: Tips for the Caregiver - WebMD.com
Caring for a loved one who has had a stroke can be a daunting task. WebMD asked experts what caregivers need to know. Here are their caregiving tips.
- End Of Life Caregiving: Providing Care - WebMD.com
As a caregiver, you may need to provide for all aspects of your loved one's comfort. People who are near the end of life have complex needs.
- How to Work with Caregiver Guilt - ThirdAge.com
Feeling guilty about not doing enough, or not taking care of loved ones with enough patience and compassion, are common feeling expressed by even the most devoted and conscientious caregivers.
- Finding and Choosing Respite Care Services and Providers - HelpGuide.org
Learn to use Respite Care to relieve you from the stresses of caregiving. Get tips for working with family members, finding services, and taking care of yourself.
- How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke - WebMD.com
From making their daily life easier to affording in-home care, here's the (money) wise guide you need.
- 10 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Need Assistance with Daily Living
As a result of aging, many seniors will eventually require some level of care and assistance with daily living, but they’ll find it difficult to ask for help. If you’re concerned your loved one may be struggling unnecessarily, it’s better to be proactive.'
- Caregiving Madeness: Husband and Wife Lose Minds Coping With Brain Tumor
An aggressive and fatal brain tumor that had slowly caused personality changes and eventually killed her husband of only five years. Graves said the crumbling marriage and then the exhausting care-giving that followed also caused her to lose her mind, a phenomenon that is all too common when family members are left without support to care for sick and dying loved ones.