Caregivers in the Workforce


Caregiving during COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented time for everyone. People of all ages are at risk of contracting the Coronavirus, with seniors being the most vulnerable and at high risk, which can pose as a serious concern for family caregivers. Our current situation can also prove to be a stressful time for family caregivers in… Read More

Respite Care and its Barriers

Respite is defined as: for family care partners who provide ongoing care to someone with a chronic or disabling condition or for a family facing undue hardship or crisis. Respite means planned or emergency care provided to a child or adult with a special need in order to provide temporary relief to the family care… Read More

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care has been defined as “interdisciplinary care that aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients with advanced illness and their families. It is offered simultaneously with all appropriate treatment. It aims to control pain, help facilitate communication among treating clinicians and the communication of clinicians with patients and families. It… Read More

Why Support Groups are Important

Support groups can be helpful if you are facing a major setback in life, or if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is important that you do not go through it alone. Studies have shown the impact on caregivers can be detrimental when they are burnt out and could potentially be… Read More

One Simple Practice

One simple practice a friend shared with me 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 next… Read More

Therapy Intervention is All About Relationships

Therapy is truly beneficial for your mental health. To ensure that you receive the most benefits out of a therapy session, you must consider the relationship you have with your therapist.  It may be that your care partner will need physical, occupational or speech therapy as part of an intervention to improve and maintain the… 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

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

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