Caregiving

An in-home caregiver smiling at her client.

6 Traits of a Good In-Home Caregiver

Knowledge, commitment and an ability to find joy are among the attributes of an effective professional caregiver.

A happy retiree at work.

Does Working After Retirement Improve Mood and Cognition?

Connection and engagement can be casualties of leaving the job force, but both are necessary to your well-being.

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For Working Mothers of Young Children, Job Flexibility is Gold

It isn’t easy to find a balance between work and family, but it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.

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Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on ‘The Longest Day’

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on ‘The Longest Day’

How three people in the early stages of the disease will celebrate this year’s summer solstice

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A woman video chatting with her aging parents.

What to Do When an Older Loved One Resists Covid-19 Restrictions

Gentle communication and understanding can make inroads.

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Shopping using a grocery app on a smartphone.

How to Make Sure Your Loved One Has Essentials During the Pandemic

Covid-19 restrictions have made shopping a challenge, but there are ways to do it safely and efficiently.

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4 Ways to Prevent Falls

Slips and trips can lead to injury, but there are simple ways to reduce your risk.

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She Discovered Her Calling for Caregiving in a Dream

This empty nester realized that caring for others was exactly what God had planned for her.

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 Rick and three of his siblings pose with Nora (in orange)

The Angel Who Brightened His Mother's Final Years

Living 3,000 miles away, Executive Editor Rick Hamlin wished he could do more for his aging mother. Then came a caregiver named Nora...

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A woman reading outside with her dog.

Are You Caring for Yourself as a Family Caregiver?

Ignoring your own health is a common and serious hazard of caregiving, but you can take steps today to protect your well-being.

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Share the Care: 7 Tips for Sibling Family Caregivers

An expert on family ties and aging offers suggestions to help siblings cooperate in caring for parents.

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Listening to Stories as a Way to Connect with Your Dad on Father’s Day

By stepping into your loved one’s world—even if it’s not your reality—you may both find a greater sense of peace.

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5 Suggestions for a Successful Father’s Day Celebration

Slowing down and embracing the moment can help make for a joyous occasion.

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Rick Hamlin with Nora, his late mother's caregivern

This Caregiver Became Like Family to Rick Hamlin

Listen as Guideposts' Executive Editor has a conversation with Nora, the inspiring woman who cared for Rick's mother in her final years.

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