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How to Cope with Caregiver Burnout

While taking care of a loved one may have its rewarding moments, it can also feel absolutely thankless and full of unexpected stressors. Sometimes you are so focused on providing care that it becomes hard to prioritize your own, as caregiving demands can turn out to be exhausting and even crushing at times. Because of this, it's not uncommon to...[ read more ]

Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Whether it’s a sick parent, an elderly family member, an aging sibling, or a dear friend in need, caregiving can feel like an overwhelming responsibility—especially if you’re having to help from a distance. According to the National Institute on Caregiving, a long-distance caregiver is an individual who lives one hour or more away from their loved one. You’re not alone....[ read more ]

Educational Support Group Starting April!

Adults Caring for Aging Parents Join fellow caregivers for a 6 week educational support group! Each week a different topic will be presented followed by a chance to provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and lived experiences. The following topics will be addressed: Week 1: Introductions & Understanding Caregiving Week 2: Creating Teams, Clarifying Roles & Engaging Family Members Week...[ read more ]

Counseling for Caregivers

While caregiving, it is often hard to find time for oneself but it is essential to combat caregiver burnout. Caregiving involves  hardwork and dedication day in and day out. According to AARP’s National Alliance for Caregiving (2015) family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week providing care. Nearly 1 in 4 caregivers spends 41 hours or more per week providing...[ read more ]

Social Isolation

Often being socially isolated is correlated with feelings of being alone. Social Isolation is an objective measure of the number of contacts or social connections. One may actively choose to not interact with others and not have feelings of loneliness. However, most often being socially isolated is correlated with feelings of being alone. According to Helen Beaman, MSW, whom is...[ read more ]

Loneliness

At different stages in life, one may experience feelings of loneliness and/or isolation. Though these concepts are often related, they are not one and the same. Loneliness is a feeling of not being as connected with others as desired. Loneliness can occur even while being surrounded by people. Robin Williams said “I used to think the worst thing in life...[ read more ]