Caregiving Roles and Responsibilities

Family caregivers have concerns about managing multiple roles and responsibilities. These concerns include 1:1 care, emotional and social support, and care monitoring, coordination, and advocacy. Physical stress, worry, and emotional overwhelm are shared caregiver experiences. Information gaps exist in underestimating the type of information to manage disease progression and daily care needs. Other gaps include: identifying services, managing life changes, and navigating medical and legal responsibilities. Caregivers are uncertain where to turn to receive accurate,

11 Ways Caregivers Need to Take Care of Themselves

While it’s wonderful to be a caregiver—to give back to parents or a loved one by helping them as they age or manage an illness, caregiving also can be stressful and frustrating at times. In other words, being a caregiver is no picnic. It’s important to take care of yourself. Here are 11 ways self-care tips: Eat healthy foods: Many studies show that eating the right foods— leafy green vegetables, whole grains, berries, and lean

Family is at the Heart of Aging in Place

Everyone should be able to receive the care they need to stay in the place they love — home. And family members will enjoy peace of mind knowing their elderly loved ones are receiving the right services to help them age in place, safely and independently. Lee Health’s Senior Care Choices can provide answers at a time of uncertainty, whether you live out of state or down the block from your loved one. In other

Welcome to Care Right, Inc

Do you need guidance with an aging loved one and care decisions? Do you have a Grab and Go binder? Often, caregiving falls on the shoulders of the family members. In time, compassion fatigue is likely to occur because of the overwhelming responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one. Family caregivers are burned out, worried about losing their jobs, experience strained relationships with their spouses, siblings, and the aging parent, and are physically and

What Caregivers Want You to Know

Being a family caregiver is not an easy task. There are numerous physical, emotional, spiritual and financial challenges in caring for an older family member.  Family caregivers will spend on average 4 to 5 years of their life caring for their loved one. It’s a long, hard, tough job caring for a family member.  Many family caregivers report their health has gotten worse since they became a caregiver.  Elderly caregivers have a 63% higher mortality

Adult Day Services Keeps Seniors Independent Longer

Adult Day Center services may be the perfect fit for you and your loved one if you are identifying that additional care is needed as independence inevitably declines. They offer necessary supervision during the day with the participant returning home, where they feel most comfortable, at the end of the day. Adult Day Centers provide meaningful activities, an opportunity for socialization amongst peers, medication management, meals, necessary support and supervision. These services empower older adults