Archive for the ‘Stress and Depression’ Category


14 Stress Relieving Tips for a Care Giver to Survive an Elder Loved One’s Hospital Stay

Hospital visits can be very stressful for care givers.  When our loved one must spend time in the hospital, they are in need of all of our attention and there are many questions to be answered.  How can we keep our stress levels down?  I’ve found being prepared ahead of time helps me stay focused […]

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Care Givers for Elders – What Do I Need to Have for An Emergency Room Visit?

I have been a care giver for several aging seniors over the years.  One of the things I had to “grow into” was the knowledge about what to do when emergency visits happen.  As my elders aged, hospital visits seem to increase.  The first few times, my husband and I only had the presence of […]

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Elder Care – What If You’re the Only Sibling Near By or Willing to Help?

Years ago, taking care of our elderly Mom and Dad was a different situation.  Many families had a maiden sister or aunt who stayed home with the parents and took care of them until they passed.  The maiden care giver didn’t have another job and was supported by the family members who married and moved […]

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How to Handle the Stress and Depression of Elder Care

Stress happens to everyone.  For someone who is involved in elder care giving, it can be magnified a hundred fold.  There are many studies which show the care giver has a higher chance of experience stress related illness.  Chronic depression, often, plagues care givers.  Is is possible to alleviate some of this crushing stress? First […]

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