Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around their community. Usually this contribution involves the encouragement and even logistics of a family caregiver. Many older Americans who are family caregivers are themselves contributing to their community simply by caring for their own senior loved ones. In addition, they … Read moreCelebrating Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute
We invited Denise M. Brown to author an article for Senior Care Corner® because we believe her conference is a valuable opportunity and resource for family caregivers. In addition, in the article she offers a number of resources family caregivers will find valuable sources of support now and in the future. Denise began working with … Read moreShare, Learn, and Connect at National Caregiving Conference
What kind of healthcare treatment would you and your senior loved ones want to be given at the end of your life — or would you want any at all? End of life care is something about which most adults in the US have heard and maybe even considered — thanks in part to television … Read moreEnd of Life Decisions: Has Your Senior Loved One Made Them? Have You?
Springtime again! Many trees are sporting flowers and others have leaves busting out. It’s time to gather together our woven baskets and multi-colored plastic straw hay! For many seniors it means the grandkids are coming to search for goodies to celebrate spring on Easter Sunday, whether it’s celebrated as a religious holiday or simply happiness … Read moreEaster Baskets for Seniors Full of Special Treats & Memories
As we often hear and read, the senior (65+) population is growing rapidly, more so than any other age group. What you may not realize is that the number of senior family caregivers is also rising rapidly. One in five adult caregivers, or more than 8 million in all, are seniors, according to the 2015 … Read moreSurvey Closer Look — Insights on Tech from Seniors Who Are Caregivers
Are you a family caregiver to a senior friend, neighbor, or loved one? Many of you who are caregivers would answer that question “no,” not realizing you truly are. It’s not a label of which one should be afraid or embarrassed to be given, but a reason to be proud. You are one of the … Read moreCould You Be Family Caregiver But Not Realize It?
As family caregivers, our love and devotion to our senior loved ones shows through in our actions every day. As we complete each of our caregiving activities day in and day out, we show our commitment to improving our loved ones’ quality of life. Yes, our caring shows. We may be driving to the doctor, doing the … Read moreRecipe for a Happy Family Caregiver Holiday
The signs are hard to miss, even though they are showing up even earlier this year: stores of all kinds displaying holiday decorations, holiday sales ads on TV, and Santa taking children’s wishes in many malls. Yes, it’s time again to wrack our brains on that annual question: “what do we give our grandparents and … Read moreGive Grandma the Gift of (Safe) Social Media This Christmas
Successful family caregivers provide for the needs of their loved ones while finding a way to navigate their own busy day and complete it with a sense of fulfillment. They don’t do it alone, but lean on the support of a broad network to make their successful day happen smoothly. But just what does that mean and how can you do … Read moreGiving Thanks to Family Caregivers and Those Who Support Their Efforts