Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Caregivers Who Need To Supplement Income

Easy Way For Caregivers To Supplement Their Income!

Even if you are a 24/7 caregiver, you need a respite.
For caregivers who have left their jobs to look after
an aging parent, these economic times have left many
wondering what's to become of them.

Some caregivers work part-time while having an
elderly parent live with them. (this was my case)

Whatever the circumstances of your caregiving
situation happens to be, money always seems to
be in short supply.

And finding a way to increase the household income
is a godsend. I've known several people who have
provided businesses in their area with vital
information and got paid to do it.

This may be an idea that would work for you in
your caregiver world...

Easy Way For Caregivers To Supplement Their Income!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stress Relief For Caregivers

Caregivers have a very stressful life. Yes,
you love the care receiver. But, if any of
you have cared for someone who is ill or
an aging parent, you know what I'm talking

It is so important that you don't neglect your
own health. You must do whatever it takes
to keep stress under control.

If you need to get someone in to look after
your care receiver so you can take five, then
so be it.

Take a walk. Work in the garden. Meditate.
Visit friends. Read. Listen to music. Just BE!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How Caregivers Can Find Work From Home Jobs

Mom will be gone 2 years this month and I still think
how much easier it would have been if I would have
been able to have had a work from home job...

Thankfully, she didn't need me full time until the
end and I was able to take a leave from work. Not
everyone is in that position.

If you are a caregiver who must be at home but
still would like a way to have a job and still be
available for your loved one, there now are answers.

I think this is a godsend. There are legitimate
work from home job opportunities for all skills
and qualifications.

I'm sure you will be able to find something on this
work from home job bank that will fit your lifestyle
and needs. Something right for you and your family.

Good luck!

Make Money Online! Visit the Internet's Leading Work From Home Job Bank.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Aging Parents and The "Only Child"

Can you say "only child" and "guilt"? Hmmm,
you're feeling guilty, aren't you?

My Mom passed away in May 2006. I'm still
guilty! And I worry. About everything. I used to
think I'd outgrow it. I'm still waiting. And I'm OLD!

Seems to me I had these same emotions when I
was 10 years old. That's when I knew. That I was
the one they were going to depend on "in their
old age".

We "only children" have it both good and bad.

There are no siblings to argue with over what should
be done for our parents and who is going to do it. Good!
There are no siblings to share the load and give you
a hug and emotional support we so desperately need
at this time. That's bad!
Then when we have to say the final "Goodbye", we
go home alone. If you have a partner or children of
your own, they become your lifeline.

If like me, you're divorced/no kids, you are alone.
This is why for the "only child", you must look for all
available help. Call every agency in your area and find
out what services are there for you and your aging parent.
You may be very surprised.

I waited too long. Thought I could do it all myself. But
as Mom became more feeble and unable to do things
for herself, it was heaven to have the help provided in
the community. Don't wait. Even if you don't need help
right now, at least check them out. They will guide you.
So when you both need outside assistance, it's there for you.

Here are two resources you may find right for you...

The CareGiver Community

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Grieving Process: How Can Anyone Really Help?

Grieving...The hardest part of life's certainties.

If we live and love, we will grieve. Even if the
person we grieve for happens to die at 100, we
always wish for just one more good-bye.

Of course, the absolute worst grief comes when
a parent has to grieve their child. If the child is
stricken with a disease or dies in an accident, it's
horrendous enough. When a child is murdered...
how does anyone ever wrap their minds around that?

I've been fixated on the grieving process, especially
in these last few weeks. A 12 year old child from our
community was murdered. Even people who never
even met her are now in the grieving process.

If someone we know are grieving, how can we help?
How can we help ourselves? When my Mom passed
away, the most comfort to me was just to be hugged.

Or having a phone call, knowing someone cared enough
to let me talk my feelings out. No matter how much
time passes, those gestures are always remembered
by the person in grief.

But many find it hard to comfort someone. They don't
want to say or do the wrong thing. So they do nothing.

If you are at a loss of how to help someone who has
lost a loved one, please...just give them a long substantial

Being part of this community that is now reeling from
this child's murder, has caused me to look for some
sort of help.

"Is There Anything I Can Do?" is a beautifully written
guide to understanding what to do to help someone
you know and love through the grieving process.

If you'd like to take a look...
Click Here!

And remember, never turn away because you're afraid.
Open your arms and gather them to you. Our town is
doing a lot of that since February 14th....

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Caregivers and Feeling Alone

The CareGiver Community

Being a caregiver can be a very lonely time.
Your friends may not even know what you're
going through or dealing with.

Sometimes we feel we should be able to handle
it all on our own. But, this can lead to depression.

As more and more people are becoming caregivers
because of the aging population, thankfully, there
are people out there who care enough to offer
help and "community".

The CareGiver Community

When I was my Mom's caregiver, I didn't know
about this wonderful, supportive site shown to
me by my dearest friend.

You'll want to visit this site if you are caring for
an aging parent, a child, a family member,

If I could have my mother back and do it all
again, I wouldn't try to go it alone. I would make
use of all the help available. I would have been
happier and healthier. And I know it would have
been an added blessing to Mom.

Don't live with my regrets. It will be too late,
all too soon.

The CareGiver Community

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year To All Caregivers!

To everyone who drops by here, I want to
wish you a Happy New Year! Maybe you've
read an article of mine somewhere and that
led you here to my little blog.

(If you wanted to read more posts concerning
caring for aging parents, just scroll down the

I thank each one of you who took the time
out of your hectic days to visit. And, I know
how hectic they are. At the risk of sounding
sappy...I wish mine were like that again.

Because I miss my Mom. Even the bad times.
Which when we were going through them, I
never thought I'd say! Funny, isn't it?

So for 2008, I wish the best for all of you.
Reach out and take the help that's out there
for you. You simply can't do it all yourself.

When someone offers to help you, take them
up on it, please!

Look after yourself. That's the most crucial
thing of all. Because as a caregiver, you're
body is enduring things you are not even
aware of at the time. You just do it.

May this coming year fill you with a new
sense of peace, tolerance and understanding.

Exaggerate the good times. Minimize the hard
times. Give hugs. And, for pity's sake GET
HUGS. We need the human contact. What
else matters?

Tell your mother, father or whoever it is
you are showing your love and concern for,
"I love you."

Love and blessings for 2008!