Posted: 12/28/2012 9:54 AM by
Twenty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. are caring for an aging parent or relative. As family caregiving becomes more common, adult children need to know the warning signs of problems with their own senior-aged parents.
Posted: 12/3/2012 6:19 PM by
Meeting the needs of a loved one who is sick or injured is a lot of responsibility to put on one person. In fact, caregivers who try to do it all by themselves are more likely to suffer from caregiver stress and depression.
Getting help from others to assist in caregiving duties not only reduces your workload, but also provides you with someone to lean on in difficult times. A companion can also reduce the feeling of isolation that can develop when you try to go it alone. Remember that reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of personal strength and care - for yourself and your loved one.