How Family Dynamics Can Impact Caring for Elderly Parents

elderly parentsPerhaps your family rivals those on Walton’s Mountain in its unconditional love, unwavering patience with one another, and determination to stick together through thick and thin. But if your family members are like most, there’s definitely some degree of dysfunction, some leftover stubborn sibling rivalry, and in some cases a bit of residual competitiveness to be Mom’s and Dad’s favorite. As the care needs of elderly parents increase and the family once again has to band together to support them, old childhood hurts can resurface and family dynamics can be exacerbated. [Read more…]

Don’t Be a Victim of Caregiver Fatigue: Stress Reduction Tips for Your Busy Life

Caregiver Fatigue“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” Has this been your mantra lately? Those in the sandwich generation in particular – who simultaneously care for children and aging parents – can easily become overwhelmed with being pulled in so many different directions. We invite you to set aside just a few precious moments to implement these sanity-saving tips and avoid suffering from caregiver fatigue: [Read more…]