Tag Archive | caregiving

Caregiving Pulls Prime Age Women from the Workforce

On average, nearly one in four women aged 45 to 64 are unpaid caregivers according to the 2015-16 American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly one in seven women 35 to 44 are serving in this role. Apparently, since early 2000 the number of prime age women began to decline after […]

The Impact of Caregiving on Employment

The Impact of Caregiving on Employment

Will employers ever realize that the cost-cutting measures to remove many of the wellness programs they used to invest in could actually make a big difference to their bottom line? The trend seems to be on encouraging better health for the employees through monetary incentives to do everything from drinking more water to getting in […]

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

The three major phases of my caregiving journey included fighting to be the caregiver, learning what that job means, and the weight of that responsibility.

Grief is a Sneaky Beast

Grief is a Sneaky Beast

I’m learning to focus on what is ahead.

3, 2, 1, … Enjoy Your Loved Ones When You Can

3, 2, 1, … Enjoy Your Loved Ones When You Can

Caregiving can end as quickly as it may start. May you enjoy the moments you have.

Three Reasons to Hire An Aging Life Care Manager

Three Reasons to Hire An Aging Life Care Manager

As a caregiver, there is so much we don’t know, and I think it’s worth the money to call in an Aging Life Care Manager.

Dreaming of Mom

Dreaming of Mom

I was so happy when I woke up from a dream where mom didn’t have dementia. They started after mom died, and I hadn’t realized that for the last few years of mom’s life, she always had dementia in my dreams. For the first time since mom passed away, I had a dream about her […]