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Self-Care Secure Your Own Mask

Secure Your Own Mask First:  2 Lessons In Self-Care For Caregivers

In this edition of Backstories, we reflect on our vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii and how it was the catalyst that helped us realize the importance of self-care for caregivers… Like most caregivers, we never had time for this mythical, self-care everyone talked about. We spent the majority of our time taking care […]

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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Tips for Caregivers:  8 Ways To Incorporate Self-Care

Because caregiving is extremely taxing on our physical and emotional health, self-care is a necessity for caregivers. It is important that we ensure our own health is not neglected.  Doing so only leads to burnout, increased stress, and decreased overall health, which diminishes our ability to provide effective care to our loved ones.  How Can

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Signs: Yellow warning sign

10 Signs Your Loved One Needs Assistance And How To Have The Conversation

For our elderly loved ones, getting older is either a blessing or a curse.  But if they create a plan to help them age in their beloved home, and execute it, vs. wishing everything will automatically fall into place when they need them, the curse may be lifted.  Unfortunately, most parents, like my in-laws, do

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