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How To Avoid Caregiver Stress – Tips & Tricks
It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one who is aging or living with cognitive problems or a disability. Too much stress can be harmful to you and to the one in your care. It’s important to recognize the signs of caregiver stress and put actions in...
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Care After a Hospital Discharge
For aging adults, a trip to the hospital has the potential to stretch on for several days, and medical procedures can bring a host of new caregiving responsibilities that continue even after the patient heads home. Older adults often need greater levels of care during a hospital stay, and this...
As our society ages, the children of older parents are faced with the fact that they may have to care for Mom, Dad, or both as they enter their later years, which reverses the traditional parent/child roles each has known all or most of their lives. Caregivers often face other...
Are You Facing Caregiver Burnout?
It’s well-documented that caregivers often suffer from emotional and physical health problems because of their overwhelming caregiving duties. According to the Mayo Clinic, caregiver stress is common. In fact, one in three American adults cares for a family member, and this figure is sure to rise. As a caregiver, you...
For Caregivers, Laughter is the Best Medicine
It’s no secret that caring for an aging family member can be a very stressful role. But that doesn’t mean that caregivers – and their loved ones – can’t spend a few moments of the day finding the humor in life. For caregivers, laughing can be a lifesaver. According to...
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Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes the more than 53 million family caregivers across the country. This annual observance gives us the opportunity to increase awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for family caregivers. We would like to thank all the caregivers who provide essential...
Finding Stability During the Uncertainty of the Pandemic
Being a caregiver is already overwhelming, even if every day is calm and peaceful. Caring for a person adds stress across nearly every aspect of life. And with the added challenges of COVID-19, that stress can blossom into difficult challenges. However, there are means by which family caregivers can take...
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Resources for Veterans and Their Family Caregivers
There are a number of resources for military veterans and the family members who care for them. We’ve collected several helpful links for you here, from assistance with benefits to caregiver support to how to save on housing costs. We invite you to share in the comments below any additional...
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Become a Professional Caregiver: Family Caregivers Find Careers that Matter
If you’re a family caregiver, it’s a role you likely never expected to have. However, more than one in five Americans are caregivers just like you – helping a sick or aging family members. So, you’re certainly not alone. While the experience can be challenging and emotional, many family caregivers...
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Providing a Network of Support to Millennial Caregivers
All family caregivers face many challenges. Millennial caregivers are no exception. On top of their unique set of challenges, unfortunately this young group of family caregivers has fewer support systems in place. FirstLight is proud to be the exclusive home care provider for I-Ally, an online community and support network...
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- Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
- Companion Care
- Health & Wellness
- In-home care
- Personal Care
- Senior Care
- Veteran Care