Caregiving and Hospice Blog

Caring for the Carer – Who Cares for Those Who Care for Others? No Comments

It takes a lot of love to put your own life on hold to care for a loved one who cannot look after themselves. Most carers who take on this role do so because they wouldn’t want it any other way. You are probably one of those people. Yet, like so many others in your situation, do you find that while you are busy caring for others, no one seems to be caring for you and your needs?

4 Problems that Senior Home Care Agencies Face and Ways to Come Out of Them No Comments

There is no doubt about the increasing success of the senior home care industry. However, the industry is also facing certain challenges. Owing to its rise in demand, there have been many complications, as well. If you are planning to start a home care agency, you must see to it that you are equipped to face all the issues and complexities associated with the industry…

Aging with Grace: The Benefit of Yoga for Seniors No Comments

Buddhism and Hinduism define Yoga as a “spiritual discipline,” but for today’s senior citizens, it means much more. When the topic of Yoga for seniors popped up, I instantly thought of my best friend’s grandmother, well into her seventies, who has been happily practicing this ancient technique for many decades…

Preparing To Say Goodbye and Other Challenges of the Heart No Comments

I found out this week that my father’s years-long battle with cancer has moved to a terminal stage. And while the news is not completely unexpected, it is a frightening jolt to be faced with his mortality in terms of months, all the same. My father has quietly admitted that he is afraid and not yet ready to die; heartbreaking words from someone whose emotions are usually very reserved. My dad would likely be surprised to know…

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The Mysteries of Grief: When No One Say Thanks No Comments

Her story is like hundreds of others I have listened to. She took care of her husband long past the time when it was healthy for her to do so. The children and his siblings would drop by to visit for a while but never seemed to notice her burden. Friends would ask about her husband’s health and show concern for him, but no one ever asked how she was holding up, and rarely did anyone ask what they could do to give her some relief. She labored on not even realizing that there is grief in long term care…

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Dear Mary: No Dinner For My Father No Comments

Dear Mary, I dropped by after work a couple of times this week to see my parents who are both in their mid 70’s. I was shocked to find the house in darkness, my Mother asleep and my Dad watching TV. I asked him if they had had an early supper. He just simply said, there is no supper tonight. He said basically the same thing on my second visit this week. Seems Mom sleeps alot in the afternoon and does not make supper anymore. What? Why? As of when? Many nights my Father makes some toast and jam for his dinner around 8:30 when he starts to get hungry…

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