Content tagged "family caregiving relationships"

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Doubly Stressed Triply Blessed

Family Caregiving Updated: March 21, 2014

Highlights concerns and presents solutions for grandparents & other relatives raising children.

Conducting a Kinship Family Retreat

Family Caregiving Updated: January 22, 2014

A guide for assisting professionals in designing & implementing a retreat for kinship caregivers & their children.

Recognizing Depression in an Older Adult

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Did you know depression in an older adult does not always look the same as in a younger person?In some older adults, depression may:Perhaps most...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: What Does Loss Mean?

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Families in which grandparents are raising grandchildren may experience many different types of losses. These may include:Grieving is natural and healthy for...

Older Driver Safety

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Families often worry about their loved ones driving as they age. Older adults are also concerned, and the decision to limit or give up driving is a difficult...

Caring for Others During the Holidays: Homebound for the Holidays

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Many families each year are limited to their homes, hospitals rooms, or nursing homes during the holidays. Even if the circumstances are temporary, that...

Grandparents Raising Grandkids: Helping Children Create Positive Relationships

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Healthy relationships are very important to a child's development and have long-lasting benefits. They can help shape a secure, well-adjusted child who is...

Geriatric Care Managers

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Geriatric care management can be a valuable option for older persons and their families who can afford such services. Care management generally is defined as...

Grandparents Raising Grandkids: When Grandchildren Visit Their Parents

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

For children being raised by grandparents, visits with parents can be confusing and stressful. To help make your grandchild’s visits with his or her parents...

Stress and Anxiety

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Many people experience feelings of anxiety or nervousness. Some nervousness is normal and may be healthy. For example, to be a bit anxious and cautious when...

Loss and Grief - Holidays

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

For additional tips on how you can help yourself during the holidays, visit:...

Getting Help From Family Members

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

When a caregiving crisis occurs within a family, it can bring family members close together or drive them apart. As demands increase, caregivers may find it...

Stories About Grandparents and Grandchildren

Family Caregiving Updated: August 07, 2012

Moving into the city a few years ago, I never thought I would have the opportunity to plant a vegetable garden with more than a few vegetables. But to my...

A Duty or Obligation to Care

Family Caregiving Updated: August 07, 2012

There are many motivations people give for taking on the role of caregiver for a family member, including sense of duty. Often people have a mix of reasons...

How To Read With Your Grandchild

Family Caregiving Updated: August 07, 2012

It is very important that children have a good start with reading from an early age and have opportunities to practice reading. To do well in school,...

Entering Into Pet Ownership

Family Caregiving Companion Animals Updated: May 24, 2012

Many adult children wonder about bringing pets into their parents' lives. Sometimes, the parents want the pet and the adult child wonders about the wisdom of...

Pet Visits and Older Adults

Family Caregiving Companion Animals Updated: April 26, 2012

Caregivers are becoming interested in pet therapy as some studies have shown that pets may influence health (relieving stress, lowering blood pressure,...

Neighbors Needing Help

Family Caregiving Updated: September 27, 2011

How do you balance being concerned with protecting the dignity and privacy of older adults?  It is important to remember is that each individual situation...

The Healthy Caregiver

Family Caregiving Updated: September 27, 2011

You are not alone.The Healthy Caregiver Decision Tool will help you find resources to help you stay healthy as you provide care for someone else.Help is on...

Talking to Older Family Members About Concerns

Family Caregiving Updated: August 17, 2011

“My mother has always been strong and independent. However, her health has been declining rather rapidly lately. I suspect that the time is approaching when...

Loss and Grief - Unexpected Death

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

When death occurs unexpectedly, survivors are typically in a state of shock. It’s later that they begin to feel the full impact of the loss. At this time,...

Loss and Grief - Support Groups

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Support groups can be very helpful since they bring together people with a common bond to share and encourage one another. There are many different types of...

Loss and Grief - Activities to Help You Grieve

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Losing someone special, regardless of the relationship, can be difficult. Here are several practical suggestions that may assist in your journey of healing...

Loss and Grief - Coping After Suicide

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Most survivors of suicide are left with lots of unanswered questions. As a result, the grief is much more complex. It’s important to remember that while...

Loss and Grief - Losing a Parent

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

The loss of a parent is the most common form of bereavement, and even as adults, we are seldom ready for the death of a mother or father. Regardless of our...

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