Category: Caregivers

Are You Affected by Caregiver Stress

Are You Affected by Caregiver Stress?

Being a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have, but it’s also one of the hardest and most stressful. About one third of the adult population in the United States is a caregiver to a…
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How To Motivate Seniors to Participate in Activities

Studies show that lifestyle factors significantly contribute to overall wellbeing as we get older. Staying active can help people stay healthy as they age. Day to day habits such as regular physical activity, cognitive training, and social engagement is believed…
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How Can a Caregiver Manage Stress?

A caregiver is anyone who provides assistance to another person in need, whether it is a family member or a stranger. No matter how resilient or sturdy you are, caring for a loved one or another adult can be physically…
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How Do You Deal with a Caregiver Fatigue?

Being a caregiver to someone you love can be rewarding, but also emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting. Caregiver fatigue, also known as caregiver burnout occurs when stress from everyday caregiving duties becomes overwhelming, causing a state of emotional, mental, and…
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Qualities of a Caregiver

What are the Qualities of a Caregiver?

While aging in itself is not a reason to seek caregiver support, many elderly people are affected by different physical or mental conditions and diseases that require some form of assistance. Also, people with dementia or other chronic or incapacitating…
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Responsibilities of a Caregiver

What are the Responsibilities of a Caregiver?

Responsibilities of a caregiver can vary depending on the needs of the person you are providing the care for and your relationship with that person. No matter how strong your connection with the person you care for is, caregiving duties…
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Relieve Caregiver Burden

What Are Some Ways to Relieve Caregiver Burden?

Caring for someone with a disability, illness, or injury can be a rewarding experience, especially if the person you care for is someone you love. However, caregiving can be tremendously challenging too. Caregiving stress is something that every caregiver experiences…
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Can a Spouse Be Paid as a Caregiver?

According to a study by the Family Caregiver Alliance, about 43 million Americans provide care without pay to aging, ill, or injured family member. For many families, unpaid care leads to a severe financial burden and ongoing stress. There are…
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Compassion Fatigue

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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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.