Family Caring for Family at Home? How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

While many grown older children juggle a lot of balls these days, those providing care for their elderly loved ones at home often feel like they’re juggling knives or flaming torches trying to take care of their parents and their own children at the same time. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times and guilty when you’re responsible for caring for a loved one, whether that person is your spouse, a parent or even a grandparent. Guilt can manifest in many ways. You may feel like you’re not spending enough quality time with your loved one. You feel guilty because you’re considering an assisted living facility for him or her. Or you might feel guilty when your loved one’s dementia-fueled beh

Should Seniors Move to a Facility or Age at Home?

Home is where the heart is, and for most seniors, their hearts are set on continuing to live at home as they age, rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility – almost 90% of them, per stats from AARP. And who can blame them? The familiarity of comfortable surroundings, the freedom to come and go as you wish, the ability to prepare whatever meals you'd like whenever you want, are worth more than gold. But although this seems ideal, there are some considerations seniors and their families should keep in mind when the question of moving or "aging in place" arises: Will you or the elderly loved one be safe staying at home? How will you or they get around when driving, or e

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