Pacing yourself

November 27, 2023 — If you develop health problems—mental or physical—what happens to your loved one? Their well-being depends on yours. So it’s vital that you keep yourself healthy and in balance, for your sake as well as theirs. Not taking the time to do this is the biggest regret of former caregivers. There is always a way. Take... Read More

Financial/legal aspects of caregiving

November 20, 2023 — Look for financial support for caregiving Medicare doesn’t pay for home care or other nonmedical support. You’ll need to find other options. Benefits. Does your loved one have long-term care insurance? Did they serve in the armed forces? (If so, they may be eligible for veteran benefits.) may uncover other sources. Local programs. Are... Read More

Family Caregiving 101

November 13, 2023 — Family caregivers typically spend four to five years caring for an aging relative. While gratifying, it can also be overwhelming. Pacing yourself for the long haul is part of the solution. This issue of our newsletter outlines the top support strategies recommended by millions of family caregivers who have come before you. Take advantage of... Read More

Flying with oxygen

November 6, 2023 — If your relative needs medical oxygen, it’s crucial that you plan ahead for plane travel. From oxygen requirements to battery power, you need to be sure they have enough to cover the whole trip. (You don’t want to run out midair!) You’ll need to cover not only the flight, but layovers and inevitable delays. First,... Read More