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PRACTICAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

PRACTICAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

By Pam Stone , BSW, CCM | Dec 30, 2021

As we or a loved one ages, no one looks forward to needing a caregiver. However, the reality is that many of us will need some amount of help as we age or that we will be the one to provide such help. Caregiving can be overwhelming even for those who are dedicated to providing…

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Eleven (11) New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Eleven (11) New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Dec 23, 2021

Currently, nearly 10,000 baby boomers a day turn 65 years old. This is going to continue for the next 30 years. The United States population that is over 65 years of age will grow from just under 50 million to nearly 90-100 million in the next 30-40 years! These numbers will continue to have a significant impact on family caregiving. Here are eleven…

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Ten (10) Stress Busting and Self-Care Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

Ten (10) Stress Busting and Self-Care Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Dec 3, 2021

The holiday season typically includes a lot of hustle and bustle. There are holiday traditions and expectations that one might find overwhelming to fulfill if they have a busy family or are a professional caregiver. The current extended pandemic adds another layer of stress to caregiving and holiday expectations. We recommend the following tips to…

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Caregivers Get Your Booster and Flu Vaccinations before holiday gatherings

Caregivers Get Your Booster and Flu Vaccinations Before Holiday Gatherings

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Dec 2, 2021

  As we enter the winter holiday season, I recommend that you get your COVID booster and seasonal flu vaccinations before anticipated family and holiday gatherings. Family gatherings have proved to be a leading vector for the spread of the COVID virus. As we wrestle with the more contagious Delta variant and as we are…

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Eight (8) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Eight (8) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Oct 29, 2021

“What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?” You, like millions of other family members across America, may answer this question with, “ I am thankful for our primary family or professional caregiver who helps provide care to our special loved one.” Millions of family caregivers and professional caregivers provide care on a daily basis…

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Adjusting the Holidays as Your Parents Age

Adjusting the Holidays as Your Parents Age

By Pam Stone , BSW, CCM | Oct 27, 2021

Caught between generations and wondering how to prepare for the upcoming holidays? Often our own parents and our own children age and need special attention at the same time, resulting in a very hectic life. I experienced this myself and often felt that I was letting someone down. During the holidays we often put a…

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Terms and Resources to Help Family Caregivers of the Aging in Missouri

Terms and Resources to Help Family Caregivers of the Aging in Missouri

By Pam Stone , BSW, CCM | Sep 22, 2021

As we or a loved one ages, we are faced with decisions that need to be made. Often, we are confronted with terms that are new to us and don’t know where to begin. Hopefully this brief overview can help clarify some of the terminology and offer practical resources that will link you to needed…

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Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta-driven Pandemic

Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta Driven Pandemic

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Sep 21, 2021

There are nearly 70 million family caregivers in America. Family caregiving is an essential part of the fabric of care in America. Caregiving is stressful. Caregiver burnout is very common. As the pandemic extends into our second autumn and with the explosion of the Delta variant, caregiver self-care is more important than ever. Hospitals are…

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Forty (40) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in the Extended Pandemic

Forty (40) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in the Extended Pandemic

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Aug 21, 2021

We are entering a new wave of the pandemic. The spread of delta variant across the country is causing a rise in the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. At this moment no end to this wave is in sight. Family and professional caregivers must be vigilant in their caregiving responsibilities for others. Caregivers must…

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Caregiving is a Labor of Love

Caregiving Is a Labor of Love

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Aug 16, 2021

Table of Contents The Caregiving Sandwich Challenges of Family CaregivingFamily Caregiving Will Continue to GrowCaregiving by the NumbersTypical Caregivers ProfileAdult Children Leave the Workforce to be CaregiversThe Value of Family Caregiving and providing a Labor of LoveFamily Caregivers Should Practice Self-Care  Labor Day is celebrated this upcoming Monday.  Labor Day is the federal holiday that honors workers…

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