Tag: resources

56 Best Senior Caregiving Tools

If you’re a caregiver, undoubtedly you’ve scoured the Internet for information, services, and support to help you in your caregiving journey. But how many times have you walked away from the computer overwhelmed by the sheer number of websites out there? Thankfully, Ryan McEniff, owner of Minute Women Home Care, took the time to evaluate... Read more »

Caregivers and Dancers Alike! Come Dance for Dementia on May 18

You might be wondering, What does she mean when she says “caregivers and dancers alike”? But I make that comparison with a sincere heart. You see, caregivers and dancers have something in common. They are both brave. They both put themselves out there to do something not many people do. And they both learn to... Read more »

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Offers Training in Crucial Caregiving Skills

Caregiving involves practical skills like providing personal care and managing long-term care finances, but it also requires emotional, relationship and self-care skills to keep the caregiver healthy, grounded and connected to a support network. In fact, I would argue that developing these “wellness” skills beyond practical knowledge is probably the most important process for family... Read more »

Virtual Senior Center Helps Isolated Elders Stay Connected

If you are caring for someone who lives alone or is isolated due to health and mobility challenges, I encourage you to look into this innovative program. CJE Senior Life – an organization providing a wide range of high quality senior services to Chicagoland for over 40 years – has introduced its Virtual Senior Center... Read more »

IMD Guest House Meets Critical Need of Patients, Caregivers

Every now and then I learn about a service for caregivers that knocks my socks off. When I do, it brings me great joy to tell my readers about it so they can access such valuable help. The latest service to catch my attention is the IMD Guest House. The what, you say? I’m not... Read more »

Working Family Caregivers Needed to Try Online Tool

Are you caring for a family member while also working? If so, trying to manage your family member’s care might feel pretty overwhelming. Here’s an opportunity to advance research in caregiving while also benefiting from an online care management tool that can help you stay organized. Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is looking for volunteers... Read more »

Caregiving During a Power Outage: Three Key Resources

As I sit here in our warm little house, feeling grateful for the working furnace, I can’t help but worry about those who may have experienced a power outage during this extreme weather. Among the most vulnerable to dangerous effects of power loss are those who require the help of caregivers in order to meet... Read more »

Event Alert: Caregiving in America, November 14th in Chicago

Right smack in the middle of National Family Caregivers Month, Chicagoland caregivers are being treated to a very special event. Hosted by The Washington Post, “Caregiving in America” will focus on the growing number of caregivers in our society, with a special emphasis on the “sandwich generation” – those caring for an aging parent as... Read more »

Now More Than Ever, Let’s Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

Family caregivers matter – now more than ever. Why? Because caregivers are the silent heroes of our society, and their numbers are growing every year. Because there simply aren’t enough services to support caregivers in their compassionate quest to care for others while desperately trying to find some balance in their own lives. “Now More... Read more »

October 26th Health and Wellness Event a Great Idea for Chicagoland Caregivers

Calling all Chicagoland caregivers! Here’s a fantastic health and wellness event I suggest you check out. Not only will you gather some great information for yourself – it will make a fun outing for you and your loved one as well. Here are the details: What: Be Well, Do Well 47th Ward Health and Wellness... Read more »