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a guest post written for Happy Healthy Caregiver by family caregiver Claire Wentz As we age, people rely on the help of friends and family to check up on them and ensure they are healthy and safe. However, it’s not always possible for us to be nearby in order to drop in on our senior […]

The post Caring for a Senior Loved One Far Away with the Help of Technology appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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A guest post written for Happy Healthy Caregiver by family caregiver Kristen Heller. It’s hard to describe how fast your days go by when you are caring for someone else. I imagine it is like having a child, except I can’t say for sure. I have spent most of the last few years caring for […]

The post Five Ways to Incorporate Self-care into the Life of a Caregiver: A First-hand Account of What Life as a Caregiver Looks Like appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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A guest post written by Victoria Sanders. According to the Caregiver Action Network, almost 40 percent of adults in the United States are caring for a loved one who is living with illness, physical limitations, or dementia. While everyone’s circumstances are different, it’s clear that there are many people in a caregiver position. With so many […]

The post 13 Common Misconceptions About Senior Caregiving appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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Spring is here! Well, at least in Georgia it is. With a new season we get to witness a variety of changes. We see birds chirping, flowers blooming, green grass sprouting, and leaves returning. Change can be good. Change can also be tough – really tough. Especially when a boat load of changes erupt all […]

The post Essentials to Embracing Change as a Family Caregiver appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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As family caregivers, we write care plans for our care recipients. As parents, we share our children’s routines with babysitters. As committed employees, we draft transition plans and instructions when we leave work for a few days. What we often don’t do as human beings who are juggling multiple competing priorities is reflect on how […]

The post Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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A guest post written for Happy Healthy Caregiver by Angel Carers. Caring for someone living with dementia can be a challenge – it’s a complex condition that can often be difficult to understand. People with dementia often have memory problems, mood swings, anxiety and can often feel isolated. Whether you’re caring full-time for someone with […]

The post Dementia Care: Tips for Dementia Caregivers appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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Eating healthy. Exercising regularly. Getting enough sleep. Keeping up with our wellness appointments. All of these are important healthy habits that we as family caregivers intend to do. We know how to provide excellent care for others health but when it comes to our own healthy habits…we may not give ourselves a passing grade. Why? […]

The post Healthy Habits to Add, Subtract, Swap or Batch appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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Before we wrap up 2017 and put a bow on it, I like to reflect back on what worked in 2017. Last year was the first year I wrote a wrap-up post. Two years in a row makes it a tradition, right? Reflecting on 2017 helps me focus on what is good with Happy Healthy […]

The post What Worked for Happy Healthy Caregiver in 2017 appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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Can you feel the holiday hustle and bustle? The busyness of the holidays can swallow us up and before we know it we find ourselves speedskating from task to task. Then, when we come up for air we find we are three days late in changing the wall calendar over to the new year. Instead, […]

The post Holiday Hacks to Save You Time & Conserve Energy appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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a guest post written by June Duncan One of the worst things you can do as a caregiver is forget to take care of yourself. Not only do you suffer mentally and physically, but the quality of care you provide may decline. And while your loved one is your priority right now, you have to […]

The post Self-Care for Caregivers appeared first on Happy Healthy Caregiver.

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