Family Caregiving

Stephanie and Mam Ma

A Take-Charge Caregiver Learns the Value of Asking for Help

Relocating three senior family members seemed a daunting task; accepting assistance made it possible.

Stephanie Thompson

The Challenges of Transitioning a Loved One into a Senior Facility

Longtime Guideposts contributor Stephanie Thompson shares some she learned from helping her husband's 90-year-old grandmother move from her home of 60 years into a facility 200 miles away.

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4 Ways Caregivers Can Assist During a Hospital Stay

How to make sure your loved is cared for while they’re under someone else’s watch.

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How to Pray for an Aging Parent

Six simple prayers to lift your parents up. 

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A caregiver tossing a healthy, nutritious salad in the kitchen.

The Importance of Nutrition After a Hospital Stay

Good food is one of the most valuable medications for your loved one’s healing.

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5 Ways to Combat Illegal Robocalls

Scam callers target older adults, but there are ways to protect your loved one.

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A daughter taking care of her mother while having a laugh.

When You Become a Caregiver: Taking on a New Role

Caring for a loved one alters your relationship, but a wealth of resources can help you navigate. 

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A woman speaking out in a support group.

4 Ways to Reach Out When Family Members Are Angry

If family isn't helpful when you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, written updates and a support group can make inroads.

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A senior father and his caregiver daughter having a laugh in their home.

3 Tips to Handle a Loved One’s Hostility

When you keep in mind that dementia is the cause, it can aid your understanding.

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A woman speaks on the phone with a loved one she provides care for

5 Tips for Effective Long-Distance Caregiving

Stay in touch with the primary caregiver, hold conference calls with doctors and more.

A caregiver comforting her mother.

How to Talk to a Loved One Whose Judgment is Impaired

Gentle suggestions can help your loved one feel more secure under your watch.

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A caregiver has a sit down conversation with his senior father.

Advice for Dealing with a Loved One Who is Uncooperative

If your family member is resistant to getting an Alzheimer’s evaluation, a calm discussion can make a difference.

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A caregiver talking to his diverse group of friends.

How to Deal with the Emotions of Caregiving

Here are six ways on how to handle your emotions throughout the course of caring for a loved one.

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Todd and Karla meet life’s challenges with prayer and a smile; photograph by Scott Goldsmith

A Health Crisis Bolstered Her Faith and Their Marriage

Her husband was paralyzed following a cerebellum hemorrhage. Would he walk or talk again, much less compete in his beloved marathons?

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