Month: January 2016

How to Balance Caregiving for a Child with Special Needs AND the Needs of Your Other Children

January 25th, 2016

Being a parent is not easy. When your child has special needs, whether it is a developmental or intellectual disability, a mental health diagnosis, or a physical disability, parenting demands can be even more stressful and overwhelming. If there are …

How to Ensure our Loved Ones Receive Dignity and Respect from their Caregivers

January 18th, 2016

How many times has a health care professional walked into a room without knocking on the door first? Or allowed their patient to wander up and down the hospital hallway with their backside exposed? Or assumed that because someone has …

How becoming a nurse’s aide changed my life – Insights from a son turned CNA

January 13th, 2016

When a loved one transitions into a nursing home, especially into a secured Dementia setting, we have our perceptions, expectations and in truth, fear as to what this experience will be for us and our loved one. This week’s guest …

How we think is how we age: Let’s shift our perceptions and change our aging journey

January 4th, 2016

Our perception of aging has directly influenced the way in which our systems and families care for our seniors. Why are we so afraid of aging? Why do we only see negative aspects of aging? This week’s guest on Caregivers’ …

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