Posts filed under: Caregiving for Caregivers

Coping with Unique Challenges During the Holidays

If your family is like most families, the holiday season means decorating your home, wrapping gifts and attending or hosting holiday parties. Festive lights and trimming the tree are often the start of the season. However, when a loved one... Read More

What does Medicare Open Enrollment Mean to Me?

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is here! If you are a caregiver for a loved one with a disability or an older adult, this is an important deadline of which to be aware. It is the one time of year... Read More

In Search of Compassion

If you are a health care professional working in a long-term care facility or the family member of a loved one living in a nursing home, compassion is a critical part of helping people cope. However, understanding what people with... Read More

The Role Music Therapy Can Play in Stroke Recovery

If you are an Illinois or Missouri caregiver for a loved one recovering from the disabling effects of a stroke, this information will be of interest. Researchers have found that someone who has suffered a stroke that left them with... Read More

Medicare and Social Security for People with Disabilities

If you are a caregiver for a loved one under the age of 65 who has a new disability, you might be feeling overwhelmed as you try to figure out how to manage their care. Just getting started with social... Read More

Understanding the Difference between Home Care and Home Health Care

During our conversations with the family caregivers we work with in Missouri and Illinois, we are often asked if there is a difference between home care and home health care. It can be confusing to understand, especially since people mistakenly... Read More

Keeping an Older Loved One’s Finances Safe: Advice for Missouri & Illinois Caregivers

The local news is full of stories about older adults or those living with disabilities, who have been the victim of a scam. Just as troubling as these stories are the statistics showing that 90% of senior financial abuse is... Read More

Summer Safety Tips for Caregivers in Missouri and Illinois

Most of us think of summer as our reward for having suffered through a blustery, snowy Illinois or Missouri winter. If you are the caregiver for a loved one with a disability, keeping them safe in the summer means planning... Read More

7 Ways to Stay Hydrated in the Summer Heat

Caregivers for a family member living with a disability or an aging parent know the summer heat in Illinois and Missouri can present greater health risks for their loved one. That increased risk can be blamed on a variety of... Read More

Are You Suffering from Caregiver Overload?

Tips to Help Missouri and Illinois Caregivers Recognize the Warning Signs The sandwich generation is a term coined to explain the situation many adult children find themselves in. They have children living at home, a busy career, and a senior... Read More