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Home Instead Senior Care Celebrates 25th Anniversary with ‘Ready to Care’ Initiative

The campaign encourages people to take small actions to brighten a senior’s life.

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Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits

Helping an older adult care for a pet may boost your own sense of well-being.

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4 Tips for Preventing Social Isolation

Help your loved one get involved in the community and enjoy the benefits of connecting with others

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An older relative spending time with his family.

4 Tips for Arranging Successful Group Outings

Ask your loved one and friends where they want to go, then plan ahead

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How to Avoid Letting Caregiving Lead to Emotional Eating

Simple steps, like filling your kitchen with healthy snacks or connecting with others, can help you can stop using food to soothe stress

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Staying Positive While Dealing with the Challenges of Caregiving

B'ette Schalk shares how her faith and a grief support group helped her cope with the challenges she faced when her husband experienced deep depression and anxiety.

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How She Coped with Her Husband’s Depression

She watched—and grieved—as the man she loved fell into a cycle of anxiety and depression. Would she ever get him back?

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How to Handle the Stress of Caregiving

From reading a book to spending time with a pet, simple steps can help ease the stress of caring for a loved one.

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Having a good coping strategy is key for a caregiver’s emotional health.

6 Ways Caregivers Can Find Emotional Support

Having a good coping strategy is key for a caregiver’s emotional health.

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Continue doing the loving work you do with these caregiving tips.

5 Ways to Stay Positive as a Caregiver

Continue doing the loving work you do with these caregiving tips.

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Partner Spotlight: How the Ben Rose Institute Supports Caregivers

The BRI Care Consultation program provides invaluable resources and comfort to caregivers and their loved ones.

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5 Ways to Avoid and Repair Relationship Strain When Caring for a Loved One

Take steps to prepare for the changes in your relationship when you care for a loved one

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