How COVID-19 Impacts COPD Care – And Resources to Help

July 21, 2020

Those diagnosed with COPD have needed to remain especially vigilant since the COVID-19 pandemic started, as they are likely at both a much higher risk for contracting the virus as well as for developing more serious complications because of this. A current study published by the European Respiratory Journal reported that people with COPD were more likely to be admitted to the ICU, require ventilator care, and succumb to the virus compared to those without the disease. [Read More...]

Aging Parents Who Expect Too Much: Try These Tips

July 7, 2020

In an ideal world, we could perfectly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, staying with a routine that met the needs of our aging parents, while enabling the time needed to take care of our wide variety of other responsibilities. But needless to say, life doesn’t adhere to our desired script, and contradicting needs are common when caring for senior loved ones. [Read More...]

5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them

March 11, 2020

If you are feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing homecare for aging parents is probably one of the most complex roles we can hold: extremely worthwhile on the one hand, while at the same time discouraging and ever-evolving, regularly leading to feelings of uncertainty about whether we’re up to the challenge and providing the best possible care. [Read More...]

Caring for a Family Member? Resolve to Care for Yourself Too with These Tips

December 16, 2019

Senior woman backpacking and exploring If you’re among the 8% of Americans who actually accomplish their New Year’s resolution goals, well done! However, if you are like most of us, you have given up well before even turning the calendar page to February. Although without a doubt it’s commendable to strive to improve ourselves by resolving to lose 10 pounds or eat healthier, for busy family caregivers, there are many truly meaningful, attainable goals that will inspire hope and improve life all through the year. [Read More...]