How eldercare takes a toll on women’s careers and health – and how employers can help ease the stress

How eldercare takes a toll on women’s careers and health – and how employers can help ease the stress

Two years ago Liz Rejman was ready to hop a flight to California for an important meeting, when she received a phone call from her elderly father’s assisted-living facility. He had broken his wrist. “You have to make choices. Does work come first in a moment when your...
How caregivers cope with stress

How caregivers cope with stress

Coping with stress is a constant challenge for caregivers. Coping mechanisms that are actually realistic for caregivers is a pretty frequent topic of conversation. Here are some of the suggestions that came up recently. Small treats After the day I had, tonight it was...
The science of stress

The science of stress

Does this sound familiar? Image source: Fix.com by Rick Aroroa.   Are you worried about the toll stress is taking on your life? Caregivers aren’t usually able to address the cause of stress, but we can control how we react to it. Build a supportive...

Ways caregivers can cope with stress

As a caregiver, have you been stressed lately? In this video, PhysEd focuses on defining stress and techniques on how to deal with it. PhysEd emphasizes that exercising is the key to cope with anxiety, stress, and depression. PhysEd suggests that performing aerobic...
Send out an SOS when you feel stressed

Send out an SOS when you feel stressed

At the beginning of your caregiving journey things were pretty simple. You provided a comfortable bed for your loved one, did the laundry, made medical and dental appointments, fixed nutritious meals, provided taxi service, and daily companionship. By itself, each...
How to Care for Yourself as a Caregiver

You Shouldn’t Have to Take Care of Your Aging Parents on Your Own

“For most older Americans, care will come from unpaid family members or friends, who contributed around $600 billion worth of free labor to the economy in 2021, according to AARP. That care is not, of course, free for those providing it. Dwane Hodges is a...