caregiver resources

Top 26 Resources for Family Caregivers

Families give 80% of the long-term care in this country to loved ones, and their need for information is growing. Unfortunately, family members do not receive training, and the care they give is learned by trial and error.

Often, caregivers make the mistake to think they should not burden others with their feelings because they are not the one who is ill. Talking about the illness of an aging parent and how you feel about it can help relieve stress.

If you’re giving care to a young child or parent, the first step is to educate oneself about the care a person needs. There are several facets of the care a recipient requires from you, but here are the top three:READ MORE

Tree Planting Arbor Day

Celebrate National Arbor Day – April 24

Arbor Day is a chance for us to celebrate nature through the planting and care of trees. The holiday is observed nationally on the last Friday in April, however many states observe this special tree-planting day at different times throughout the year, depending on their growing season.

Arbor Day was officially established in America in 1872 when the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture accepted a resolution from J. Sterling Morton to set aside a special day for planting trees. J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska Territory in 1854. Being lovers of nature, Mr. Morton and his wife, Caroline, surrounded their home with trees, shrubs and flowers. Mr. Morton, who became editor of Nebraska’s first newspaper, used the paper as a forum to educate the public about the importance of trees and agriculture. READ MORE

Healthy Aging Tips

Healthy Aging Practices

People can change their lives any time of the year but the springtime is one of the best seasons. It’s the most refreshing time after being cooped up all winter. And it offers hope and new beginnings.

But setting healthy goals demand effort and planning. We pray, wish, write down, join, swear, assess, let go, add, and calculate. Why then after so much energy, come the summer, we’re nowhere near the finish line?

For some people, making physical, emotional, and spiritual changes are easy and natural. While for others, it’s next to the impossible!READ MORE

Home Health Care

How Patients Use Home Health Care

Patients and families find value in receiving health care at home. The best times are during a chronic health episode, post-acute care, and after a medical treatment. The results will yield high patient improvements and lower health care and out-of-pocket expenses.READ MORE

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