Taking Care of Parents? 3 Caregiving Blogs You'll Want to Read

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Posted: 9/28/2018 6:42 PM by Interim HealthCare
Filed under: Caregiving, caregiving support, caring for parents
As our parents age, our roles change - we end up caring for those that spent their lives caring for us.

But time doesn't stop just because they need your help.

And, now you're caught trying to care for parents while striving to take care of your family, your job, and everything in between.

It's stressful and you need help.

You will go through a lot of emotions and may feel overwhelmed.

Before you let stress get the best of you, consider these great blogs for caregivers taking care of their parents.


Be the Best Caregiver You Can Be

Daily Caring is devoted to all the different aspects of what you are dealing with.

You'll find ways to balance your needs and your parents, learn what it takes to protect your family, and even learn about health conditions and what to expect.

Daily Caring even ranked as the 2018 Best Caregiving Website.

DailyCaring


Insight From Those in Your Position

After caring for her ailing father and mother with dementia, Susanne started Caregiver Warrior to help share her journey with others. 

Along with practical advice and dementia specific entries, the blog includes special sections for inspiration and emotional support.



 


Learn to Laugh Again

Another blog born out of the author's personal struggles, The Caregiver's Voice has become an online hub for humor and support. 

While targeted towards those caring for parents suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's, it may help you deal with some aspects of your new life.

Through stories of what others are going through, The Caregiver'sVoice reminds you to laugh and love even when you're stressed. 


Seek In-Person Help When You Need It

Sometimes a blog won't cut it. 

If you're nearing the end of your rope and need help immediately; there are a lot of great support groups available. 

Here in Louisville, you can turn to Jewish Family & Career Services at (502) 452-6341. They have a number of specific support groups. 

You can also check out our local resources page for additional caregiver support groups and other resources. 

Maybe you just need a little time away.  

Caring for them starts with caring for yourself. 

Parents struggle to embrace their new life as someone who needs assistance. Receiving that care from a child adds another layer of emotional strain.

We all need time to de-stress and recharge, parents and children included. 

If you want more information about respite care, contact us at any time and we'll support you in every way possible.

Always remember - there is nothing wrong with asking for a little help while caring for your loved one. 
 

 

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