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Coordinate Care for Extended Family Members with these Tips

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Coordinating care for a loved one who isn't part of your immediate family can be difficult, especially if there are several people involved in the decisions. There are a few tips to help you with the process so you can be sure to give the best possible care to your family.

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3 Dementia-Friendly Vacation Spots For Your Loved Ones

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Dementia is scary. Losing your grip on who, and even where, you are is a challenging thing to deal with. Even if it only happens occasionally, it can still limit the ways in which you live your life. Vacations, in particular, can seem like big risks. However, as the population of seniors grows, more destinations are trying to provide for their needs in order to encourage them to get away from home, and relax.

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3 Traits Absolutely Necessary For Senior Caregivers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Are you a senior who needs help around the house? Or perhaps you're looking for someone to help you care for your aging Mom or Dad. It can be a daunting task to find a qualified senior caregiver. While you have much to consider, the following are 3 traits that definitely shouldn't be overlooked.

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Back to School and Caregiving on a Budget

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 23, 2016 5:30:00 PM

When you head back to school, you know finances are going to be tighter than before. Not only are you spending money on books, technology, and materials, you're also juggling caregiving responsibilities--and it's very possible that you've left your job and experienced a decrease in income along with it. If you're headed back to college as a caregiver, there are several things you can do to make it easier to maintain your budget.

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5 Ideal Caregiver Qualities That Make Us Great at What We Do

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 19, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Would you like to have a caregiver that truly has your loved ones best interest at heart? Understanding these 5 qualities will make your decision easier when the time comes to either choose or become your loved ones caregiver.

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3 Must Read Caregiver Books

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 5, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver isn't easy. Even if it's for the ones we love, there are days where everything just feels too heavy. Days where you just want to curl up under the covers, and try to hide away from the world. Or days where you just want to scream to stop yourself from crying. It's a rough gig, but sometimes it pays to find wisdom, and knowledge, from others who've been where you are now. Even better, you'll find it in the pages of these books.

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7 Quotes for Caregiver Inspiration

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 15, 2016 7:00:00 PM

The road a caregiver faces is filled with uncertainty, self-doubt, change and adversity. Traveling this road can be overwhelming. The following 7 quotes will provide caregiver inspiration in the difficult times.

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Useful Caregiver Apps Needed by All Caregivers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 1, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Smartphones have become an indispensable addition to caregiving. With a bevy of useful caregiver apps at you fingertips, it has never been easier to maintain, update and look up useful information. It is like having a handy mini computer at your on hand every day. 

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Coping with Remote Caregiver Guilt-Strategies that Work

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 16, 2016 7:00:00 PM

When your loved one is in need of an increased level of care, you may not be in a position to do all that you want to do to meet that need because of physical distance or other extenuating circumstances. In such a case, it is natural to feel a degree of guilt.

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Creating A Support Network For Alzheimer's Caregivers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 2, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Being the caregiver for an adult with Alzheimer’s or Dementia requires a lot from you. It is crucial to be attentive to the needs of your loved one, but you must also be cognizant of your own needs. When you don’t take proper care of yourself, not only does it hurt you, but you are also putting your loved one in danger of not receiving the emotional and physical support they need.

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