Feeling Holiday Stress? (8 Life-Simplifying Tips for Family Caregivers) Many Americans find the Holiday Season simultaneously festive and stressful. On one hand, people are often full of joy and are in good spirits. But on the other hand, schedules are busy, crowds abound, and shopping lists seem endless. And the Holiday Season’s burdens are even more profound for those who serve as “family caregivers” for seniors and vulnerable loved ones.
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Watching our parents age can be difficult. The wrinkling of their skin, the greying of their hair, and the fading of their memories. All of these can be tough to deal with. Though we cannot stop the process of aging, for it is inevitable, we surely can make it easier.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! ‘Tis the season to watch football, spend time with your friends and family, and indulge in the best foods of the year. Often a favorite holiday for many, it’s a great time to enjoy the perfectly browned turkey, the candied sweet potatoes or the green bean casserole. Well, before you do that, why not take a moment to ponder the real meaning of Thanksgiving?
5 Important Reasons “National Family Caregivers Month” Matters Even More in 2020 “National Family Caregivers Month” (November) has been recognized in the United States since 2000. Coinciding with the emergence of an aging baby boomer population, most Americans have at least some awareness of the sacrifices many make to care for family members, neighbors, and friends in need. But despite the progress, their work is still underappreciated in 2020. And with the COVID-19 pandemic, family caregivers are under more stress than ever before!
Some of you may have noticed that you’re spending far less than usual due to social distancing. However, that also means that you’re probably spending more time at home which may result in increased bills in other areas. There are things you can do around your home that don’t require sweeping changes in order to keep more money in your pocket.
It's that time of year again, folks. Every year, we observe Daylight Savings Time (DST) and when it comes time in the Fall to "fall back" or set your clocks back, many people find their schedules thrown off. While it seems like just one hour, it can be a real pain when that time comes and you find your day, even week, is out of whack. This year we “fall back” on November 1.
Reminds Healthcare Professionals and Families to Work Together for Better Health Outcomes! Healthcare “awareness” campaigns are common these days, and It can be hard to keep track of the various causes. But October focuses on a topic that directly affects countless families and medical workers across the country: “patient-centered care.” And while people mostly associate the month with Halloween and the transition to Fall, patient-centered awareness is worth a closer look!