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Caregiving Workshops in Phoenix

Our friends at Duet are presenting a three-part workshop called “The Fundamentals of Caregiving and Elder Care.”  Facilitated by Director of Caregiver Services, Brett Petersen, each class will run 90 minutes and focus on a specific caregiving topic.  The workshops … Continue reading

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“Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First – Then Assist the Others”

This common airline safety message is actually a great reminder for those who are providing care for a loved one. To best take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. If you are the adult child of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Walter Mosley

Rarely do you find a writer that can capture the “voice” of someone with dementia. It truly takes someone who has experienced it up close and has the humanity to understand and respect that person’s dignity to capture it on … Continue reading

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Empowered Self-Care: FREE Tele-Class Series

Providing care for a loved one is often draining – both physically and emotionally – which is why we encourage caregivers to take some time to focus on caring for themselves!  Learning how to better handle the stress and demands … Continue reading

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Caregiver Challenge: The Realities of Alzheimer’s

I found this video and felt I should share it with you. Caregiving has many challenges and I personally feel that no one can judge the choices of caregivers forced into choices that none of us ever want to face. … Continue reading

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The Kids Live in the “Big City”

It used to be that families and all their generations lived together. Much of this was economically driven. Either you lived on a farm and it took everyone doing their part to get all the jobs done or maybe you … Continue reading

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Attention Caregivers…Do You Need a Time Out?

Caregiving can be one of the most stressful activities a person can endure.  Not only is it physically draining, it is often extremely emotionally draining as well.  Our friends at the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Caring for Your … Continue reading

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CHANCE OR CHOICE? Why You Need Help with Long-Term Care Planning

I recently met with a representative of another country’s government to discuss long-term care (LTC). At the end of my description of client options, including assisted living, adult day care, group homes and in-home care related programs, his comment was, … Continue reading

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Fighting for Independence- July 4th, 2010

As we celebrate our country’s Independence Day, it occurs to me how important independence is when it relates to caring for a loved one.  We are part of a country that values independence. Whether it is in the story of … Continue reading

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“Devotion Dilemma”

I came across this article in the Arizona Republic this week regarding an elderly wife caring for her ailing husband.  It is reminiscent of countless stories I have heard…and reflects the challenges spouses/partners face in these types of situations.  Is it worth the risk of one’s own … Continue reading

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