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Time Management for Caregivers: Holiday Edition

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Endeavor can help with time management for caregivers this holiday season.

The holidays are a great time to reunite with friends and family, but it’s not always a relaxing time of year. Time management for caregivers during the holidays isn’t easy. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, from shopping to social gatherings to family get-togethers, can be incredibly stressful, and when you have a loved one to care for, your own obligations can fall by the wayside. Read more

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips to Remember During the Holidays

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Self-care for caregivers is particularly important during the holiday season.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, for the millions of people in the U.S. who care for an aging loved one, the upcoming holidays may feel more like the most stressful time of the year. Finding time for yourself may have been relegated to the very bottom of your to-do list, but the home care team at Endeavor In Home Care would like to challenge you to think again and reprioritize caring for yourself! Read more

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Communicate With Seniors With Alzheimer’s: Stage by Stage

Communicate With Seniors With Alzheimer’s

Learn how to communicate with seniors with Alzheimer’s at different stages of their condition.

Even the most simple needs can be a struggle to communicate for aging adults with Alzheimer’s disease. As a family caregiver trying to communicate with seniors with Alzheimer’s, you may feel at times as though you’re trying to solve a puzzle in determining how to meet the needs of someone you love and ensure life is as fulfilling, safe, comfortable, and enriching as can be. Read more

Alleviate Your Compassion Fatigue as a Caregiver

Compassion fatigue is a normal part of the caregiver experience, but we can help you manage it!

Caregivers give up so much of themselves for the sake of the ones they care for – both emotionally and physically. It’s easy to become worn down and to start to experience feelings like apathy, exhaustion, and a withdrawal from the person in your care. This is often known as compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, and it can be harmful to your own health and wellbeing. It could also hinder your ability to be as warm, nurturing, and caring as you need to be for the person you’re caring for. Read more

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Take This Quiz to Evaluate Your Level of Family Caregiver Stress

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Family caregiver stress can quickly lead to burnout if not addressed.

Serving as family caregiver for an older loved one, although incredibly fulfilling, can also cause an elevated level of caregiver stress. The 24/7 pressure of taking care of a loved one’s care needs can very quickly intensify to turn into caregiver burnout – a dangerous condition that can cause a loss of patience and emotional outbursts, impacting not only the caregiver personally, but his or her older loved one as well. Read more

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The Best Way to Achieve a Healthy Life Balance: Respite Care

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Respite care is the perfect solution for family caregivers to achieve a healthy life balance.

Fulfilling the care needs of an elderly or disabled loved one is a psychologically, physically, and emotionally demanding undertaking, and it’s crucial for family caregivers to take regular breaks to rest and relax to achieve a healthy life balance. Respite care provides relief from the daily obligations of caregiving, permitting family caregivers to also care for their own needs. Read more