Washoe Caregivers Blog: Read the Latest Posts from Caregivers and Professionals

One Simple Practice

A friend shared a phrase with me once that has kept me from becoming overwhelmed.  It is simply, “Just focus on one thing.  One thing.”  When that feeling of overwhelm starts creeping into my consciousness, I literally say out loud, “One thing, Vic. Just one thing.”  Hearing that simple phrase re-centers my head and my… Read More

When My Partner Needs Therapy Intervention, It’s All About Relationships

 It may be that your care partner will need physical, occupational or speech therapy as part of an intervention to improve and maintain the quality of life for the both of you. While you may only visit your physician occasionally, therapy sessions usually go for many visits over a period of time. The start of… Read More

Preventing Financial Scams

There are many kinds of financial scams. Strange calls asking for your Social Security Number. A romantic partner controlling your finances. Caregivers exploiting the elderly. Predatory loans. Someone claiming you have been scammed and they need to verify your bank account number. The Community Foundation’s Preventing Financial Scams Initiative was created to help both young… Read More

When “Friends” Become Too Much

Following yesterday’s blog, “Authentic Independence,” I mentioned being cautious of certain individuals.  First, be aware and beware of individuals who suck you dry emotionally.  Take inventory of who you are around and what they are doing to you, as well as what they are doing to your time.  Their presence in your life may very… Read More

Preparing for the Unexpected: Planning for Long-term Care Expenses

    Health care is expected to remain one of the biggest expenses in retirement. Medicare, along with Medicare-approved insurance plans such as Medigap or Medicare Advantage, may cover a large part of traditional medical expenses. However, it does not cover all health care expenses. Long-term care is potentially the largest of these. That’s why it is… Read More

Adding Life to Years

The CARE Act Did you know some 40 states, including Nevada, have enacted the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act? The CARE Act requires hospitals to recognize the vital role of Caregivers when care recipients (of any age) are admitted to a hospital (and after being discharged) by providing Caregivers with resources, training, and information… Read More

Respite Care for Caregivers

The dictionary describes respite as, “A short period of rest or relief from something difficult.” Being a caregiver for an adult, whether that adult is a parent, spouse, child, other family member or life partner, is one of the most difficult tasks that life hands to people. Caregiving is a 24-hour job, 7 days a week.  Taking… Read More

GRIEF AND GRIEVING FROM A PERSONAL VIEWPOINT

The dictionary defines grief as, “Deep sorrow, especially that is caused by someone’s death.”   “Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay.  Grief is not a sign of weakness or a lack of faith, it is the price of love.” – Author unknown People grieve in many different… Read More

Why Support Groups Are Essential For Caregivers

Many people are born with an innate sense of selflessness; one that motivates people to go out of their way to help others before they help themselves. We all know someone like this; maybe it’s the neighbor who always shovels a pathway through the snow on your driveway the morning after a storm, that one… Read More

Becoming Someone Else’s Hero

The truth of the matter is, when you are a caregiver, you go beyond your job. You go beyond yourself. You become a nurturer and a healer. You learn how to become empathetic and compassionate to those in need. You learn the virtue of being patient. You learn to be flexible with your time because… Read More

Honor Jones: Family Caregiver and Volunteer

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Ride Sharing and Caregiving

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Caregiver Employee Toolkit

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Recognizing When You Need A Break

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Caregiving in the Sandwich Generation

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Caregiving – Do I Include Family and Friends?

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A Guide to Getting Paid for Family Caregiving in Nevada

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Three Resources to Help Caregivers Facing Social Isolation and Loneliness

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Creating and Expanding Your Circle of Support

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Saying Goodbye

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Community Conversation on Caregivers in the Workforce – Get Your Questions Answered

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Family Estate Planning Series Answers Caregiver Questions

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Fraud, Scams, and Tips to Help Protect Yourself: Part 3

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Fraud, Scams, and Tips to Help Protect Yourself: Part 2

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Fraud, Scams, and Tips to Help Protect Yourself: Part 1

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Nevada Caregiver Awards Luncheon

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When Caregiving Ends

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Technology helping us Age in Place

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Welcome to Washoe Caregivers!

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