Author Archives: LifeFone

Five Signs It’s Time To Give Up Driving

Being the caregiver for someone you love can be a rewarding experience for you, and for them.  Though, there are times when you have to face some challenges.  Probably the most daunting is facing the question of whether it is time for your loved one to stop driving?  At Caregivers Connection, we have five signs that may indicate that it’s time for a person to give up driving. Continue reading

Full Time Caregiving – Is It Time?

Determining if the time is right for your loved one to have full time caregiving can be difficult.  The burden to make that decision usually falls upon family members to recognize the signs that their aging parents may need some help.  At Caregivers Connection, we have some questions to help you make that determination. Continue reading

Six Medication Safety Tips

At Caregivers Connection, we are aware that one of your greatest concerns is the safety of your loved one.  Whether or not they are properly taking their medication is probably high on the list of things you think about when you are not with them.  Here’s six medication safety tips that are easy for you, and them, to follow. Continue reading

Four Types Of Exercises To Help Prevent Falls

As a caregiver, you are already aware of the risks of falling for your loved one.  It’s easy for them to become dizzy if they get up too quickly, and sometimes medications can cause their equilibrium to be off.  However, there is research that shows they can exercise to prevent falling.  Caregivers Connection suggests these four types of exercises to help prevent falls. Continue reading

Three Common Challenges of Caregiving

According to former First Lady, Rosalyn Carter; “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”  In other words, at some point, everyone will face the challenges of being a caregiver. We at Caregivers Connections, have put together a list of three common challenges of caregiving, along with some tips to handle each successfully. Continue reading

Four Signs To Gauge Your Loved Ones’ Health Post-Holidays

The Holidays are behind us. It’s time to take a breath, and look forward to the new year.  As a caregiver, not only do you think about your health, but also the health of your loved one for whose care you are responsible.  As is often the case, the holiday season takes a toll on our health.  It can also take a toll on the health of those in your care.  You may be wondering; how do I gauge their health? Caregivers Connection has four signs to gauge your loved ones’ health. Continue reading

Four Tips To Increase Mobility

As your loved one ages, it’s common for them to experience a loss of mobility. When they’ve spent their entire lives unaided, learning to walk with a walker, cane or even using a wheelchair is a struggle. As a caregiver, it may be hard to know how to help them. At Caregivers Connection, we would like to offer four tips that can encourage them to increase their mobility. Continue reading

Five Tips To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

As a caregiver, you’ve more than likely heard: ‘take care of yourself’, ‘your health is important to your loved one’, and other thoughtful words along that line.  The problem is, many shrug it off thinking, ‘I don’t have the time to take care of myself’. The truth is, it’s important to take care of yourself. Here are five steps to help you avoid caregiver burnout. Continue reading