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How senior caregivers can best care for themselves during coronavirus

As a professional senior caregiver, you’re used to adapting to and navigating difficult or even emergent situations. But throughout this global COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve undoubtedly felt as though you’re swimming in uncharted territory.  That’s understandable given that care workers and caregivers are often the most vulnerable in these moments... more

Your coronavirus questions, answered: What seniors and caregivers need to know

As cases of the COVID-19 continue to rise, people concerned for senior loved ones’ safety have good reason to continue to be on high alert. After all, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, as well as having underlying medical conditions, according to the CDC. The CDC... more

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Senior caregivers: How much should you charge for your services?

You’re almost ready to work with a new client. You’ve done the interview, visited the home and discussed the responsibilities you’ll take on. There’s just one thing: The client wants to know how much you’ll charge for your in-home senior caregiver services.   Figuring out what you should be paid... more

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Preventing senior caregiver burnout: What to watch for and how to cope

When you’re caring for a loved one who is aging or ill, people will often say things like “You’re so brave” or “I couldn’t do what you do.” But most of the time, you don’t feel especially brave or heroic. Although caregiving for a senior can be incredibly rewarding... more

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Yes, a family member can get paid to be a caregiver. Here's how

When mom or dad gets older or gets sick, you want to do everything possible to care for them. But even with the best of intentions, being a family caregiver is extraordinarily hard work. The emotional and financial tolls associated with being a family caregiver are well-documented: According to AARP... more

Managing Caregiving in the Era of COVID-19

Facilitated by Jody Gastfriend & Chandi Deitmer.  The unique circumstances of COVID-19 add an extra layer to the already complex experience of caregiving. Now more than ever, you have a keen awareness of your loved one’s needs and an eye to supporting their continued health. But senior care providers... more

Senior caregivers: The importance of bonding with clients — and how to do it more deeply

My grandmother lived to be 101. In her last few years, she developed very close relationships with her professional in-home caregivers to such an extent that I believe these women became her most important confidantes. I noticed the relationships she formed with them were less complicated than those she had... more

7 ways families can stay connected to senior loved ones during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for families hoping to stay in touch with vulnerable loved ones. Those who are 65 or older, or who live in assisted living or senior care facilities, have been listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as high-risk for the... more