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Family Caregiver Tips for Overcoming Boredom with Routine Care Tasks

It’s hard to admit but even harder to avoid. Feeling bored with your role as family caregiver is a common response to spending a great deal of time together, completing the same tasks, engaging in the exact same activities, and running out of interesting conversation topics. This isn’t at all linked to your feelings for […]


Having Patience Takes Practice for Family Caregivers

Does your blood pressure soar when you finally finish filling your cart with groceries, only to find just one checkout lane open and a line of annoyed shoppers ahead of you? Or when you arrive five minutes early for a doctor’s appointment, only to wait 45 minutes to be seen? Having patience is a skill […]


Top Tips to Help Family Caregivers Be Better Senior Advocates

Trusting someone you love into the care of somebody else is never easy, particularly for a senior member of the family. Whether at home or in a care facility, you’ll have questions you need answered. You’ll also want to be ready to advocate for the senior to proactively address any potential problems and also to […]


Are You Feeling Unappreciated as a Family Caregiver?

From the moment you woke up this morning up until the end of a tiring day, you’ve given your all to your older family member. You provided help with showering and dressing, prepared nutritious meals, cleaned the house, all while making sure your loved one was happily involved in meaningful activities, made it for their […]


It Takes Two: The Dual Purposes of Family Caregiver Journals

Many of us are writing down notes all of the time: grocery lists, to-do reminders, appointments, meetings, events…the list goes on and on. If you are a family caregiver, you’ve got even more reasons for writing, while you manage another person’s life in addition to your own. Journaling is an excellent way to keep everything […]


How to Be the Best Family Caregiver for Someone with a New Diagnosis

It may have been suspected, or perhaps broadsided you out of the blue. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that’s going to make independent life challenging. While there are a number of unknowns, one thing is for sure: she’s adamant about remaining at home – meaning you’ll have some decisions […]


How to Let Go of Family Caregiver Guilt

Family care providers give a great deal of themselves to take care of their loved ones, often surrendering their own desires and needs during the process. It seems natural to assume then that caregivers would feel great about themselves, with high self-esteem and sense of purpose. Yet the opposite is usually true, with many family […]


Maximize Elderly Health: Top COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Being aware of where to turn with regard to the current, most reliable info on COVID-19, particularly as it pertains to the elderly and those who provide care for them, is essential – and can be confusing. Because of so many sources and differing opinions on this important topic, we want to help make it […]


Family Caregiver Depression: You May Be At Risk

There is no question that it’s a wonderful honor to care for those we love. Family caregivers experience a closeness and connection with those in their care that very often far outweighs the downsides. However, unfortunately there are difficulties that come along with caring for a senior loved one. A continuous to-do list to make […]


Home Care Investigates: Family Caregiver Fears

“Of course Dad can move in with me!” More family caregivers are making this commendable choice each and every day, signifying the beginning of a change in lifestyle they can only fully have an understanding of once in the middle of it. Even though the positive aspects of providing care for an older parent are immeasurable, […]


What Every Orange County Family Caregiver Should Know

If you’re providing care for a senior loved one, it’s probable that you fell into the responsibility without any formal training: you saw the requirement, and gallantly stepped forward to fulfill it. Yet, at CareWorks Health Services, substantial training is provided to each of our professional in-home caregivers before they are fully equipped to safely […]