April 5, 2019

Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

The Daughters in the WorkplaceSM public education program was created by Home Instead Senior Care® to bring attention to the special challenges faced by working family caregivers of […]
September 19, 2014
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Tips for When Aging Parents Refuse Help

When aging parents refuse help, adult children’s frustration boils over. “My parents absolutely refuse help!  Why are they so hard-headed?” “Why does my father always say […]
April 23, 2014
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Caregiver Distress Signals

Caregiver distress? As a family caregiver, you have to come to terms with the fact that there is never enough time.  Never enough money.  Frustration can […]
December 30, 2013
Stress Free Seniors

Here’s to Less Stress in the New Year

For years, I thought of losing weight every January. I subscribed to health magazines, bought exercise videos, new water bottles, and flattering fitness clothing. I would […]
December 27, 2013
Mammograms for Seniors

Why it May be Time for a Mammogram

In the news media lately, we have heard reports that regular mammograms are not as important as we were once led to believe. We hear that […]
December 16, 2013
Resources for Baton Rouge Family Caregivers

Support Resources for Family Caregivers

One of the biggest needs of family caregivers is to have support.  Where do you turn when you have questions, when you need to vent, when […]
November 25, 2013

Caregiving: A Rewarding Career Choice

Did you know that caregiving is becoming a popular career choice for those past the age of 50?  These new caregivers have reached a point in […]
September 24, 2013

Give Your Caregiver Sympathy an Upgrade to Empathy

I was Mrs. Nickele’s caregiver. I held her hand. I walked her to the bathroom several times a day. I fed her, helped her dress herself, […]
September 16, 2013

Caregiving Tragedy a Blessing?

People don’t say, ‘I survived Alzheimer’s.’ We are the survivors. I survived caregiving.” –Jim Crabtree Whether you sympathize with him or not, reflecting on Jim Crabtree’s story […]
September 9, 2013

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?

“Being a caregiver and mother of a child with special needs is truly special. They are people that no matter how bad your day is, how […]