Category: Caregivers

Compassion Fatigue
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What Is Compassion Fatigue?

When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care they can experience compassion fatigue. According to the American Institute of Stress, compassion fatigue is: Also called “vicarious traumatization” or secondary traumatization (Figley, 1995). The emotional residue or strain of exposure to…
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Suffering from Compassion Fatigue
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What Helps Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion and a profound decrease in the ability to empathize. It is common among health workers and caregivers. Not only do jobs in those fields demand a lot, but the type of…
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Caregiver Stress Syndrome
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What Is Caregiver Stress?

Are you a caregiver? If so, there's a good chance that you've suffered from caregiver stress syndrome, whether you've realized it or not. As a caregiver, you take care of those who can't take care of themselves. This often requires…
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7 Stages of Dementia
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What Are The 7 Stages Of Dementia?

What Are The 7 Stages Of Dementia? The conditions or symptoms of dementia tend to vary greatly between each patient but always worsen over time. As the symptoms of dementia progress, they become more noticeable and have a bigger impact…
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Alzheimer's Patients Living Alone
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Can a Dementia Patient Live Alone?

Can a Dementia Patient Live Alone? Living alone is usually fine for someone in the early stages of dementia but they will likely need assistance later on. Living in a place that is safe, familiar and comfortable is important to…
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Helping Elder Parent Live at Home
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How Can I Help My Elderly Parent Stay at Home?

How Can I Help My Elderly Parent Stay at Home? No one wants to have the eldercare conversation with their parents, many of whom would prefer to maintain their independence. Nonetheless, as aging parents creep past retirement age and into…
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What Caregivers Do for Elderly
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What Do Caregivers Do For The Elderly?

What Do Caregivers Do For The Elderly? Caregivers are responsible for the physical care and emotional support of someone who can no longer care for them self due to illness, injury or disability. For the elderly, this is often due…
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What Is Personal Care for the Elderly?

What Is Personal Care for the Elderly? Personal care for the elderly is the support and/or supervision of the ADLs which stands for "Activities of Daily Living". Personal care is often provided by a family member, loved one, or a…
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Is Respite Care Covered by Insurance?

Is Respite Care Covered by Insurance? Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. It is usually charged by the hour or by the number of days…
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Who Pays for Respite Care?

Who Pays for Respite Care? Are you the primary caregiver of a family member and are considering getting respite care to provide some relief? Primary caregivers are often overworked, spending a majority of their time taking care of a loved…
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