Resources: Caregiver Support and Resources

Welcome to our Caregiver Support and Resources page, where we have compiled an extensive list of articles to provide guidance and assistance for those caring for elderly loved ones.
Our range of topics covers everything from monitoring cameras and GPS trackers specifically tailored for the elderly population, to assisting seniors in maintaining their dignity during daily activities such as bathing.
Discover valuable information about dealing with negative elderly parents, why patience is vital when working with seniors, and how to navigate through difficult situations such as siblings taking advantage of elderly parents.
Our resources also include steps for finding a live-in caregiver, how-to guides for nursing home volunteering and becoming an assistive technology professional, and links to top caregiving blogs.
Additionally, we discuss the importance of empowering the elderly, tips for long car trips for parents with dementia, and using whiteboards for dementia patients or in-home care communication.
This comprehensive resource page is your one-stop destination for information, advice, and support as you navigate through the rewarding but at times challenging journey of caregiving.

Volunteering at Nursing Homes

Volunteering at Nursing Homes: Complete and Realistic Guide

If you have compassion and patience, you can become a nursing home volunteer by contacting local facilities, getting a background check, and committing just 2-3 hours per week to provide meaningful companionship to residents through activities like reading, exercising, or assisting with meals.

Best Monitoring Cameras for Elderly

The Best Monitoring Cameras for Elderly Care (and Peace of Mind)

Choosing the best monitoring camera for elderly care requires reviewing features such as camera resolution, night vision capabilities, two-way audio communication, and privacy measures. Our senior product expert shows you how to select the ideal solution for your specific situation and create a safer, more connected environment for your elderly loved one.

Whiteboards as a Communication Tool

Using Whiteboards As A Patient Communication Tool In Home Care

Whiteboards can be an effective tool for patient communication. With minimal materials and proper safety protocols, caregivers can improve engagement and satisfaction with visual reminders, checklists, and color-coded labels, ensuring positive outcomes.

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How Do You Wipe Someone on a Bedside Commode?

It is important to ensure that your elderly loved ones are adequately taken care of at all times. So keep reading for helpful tips on how to wipe someone on a bedside commode correctly.

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Why Do Elderly Stop Bathing? 12 Surprising Reasons (& How to Help)

While the reasons an elderly person might stop bathing are numerous, most have to do with fear of injury, physical health concerns, or mental health problems. Use this guide to help identify potential causes plus learn some ideas that might help encourage the elderly to bathe.

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Why Is Patience Important When Working With The Elderly?

Patience is important when when working with elderly adults because they need more time to process information, can get overwhelmed easily, and dealing with more than you probably understand. Learn more about the necessity of patience.

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The Art of Dealing With Negative Elderly Parents [With Examples & Causes] 

It’s exhausting having elderly parents who are negative and seem to complain all the time. But with patience and understanding plus these tried and tested coping mechanisms, you can improve the situation. Here are several techniques for dealing with negative elderly parents that you can begin using today.

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Why Is Digital Literacy Important for the Elderly?

Digital literacy is important for seniors and the elderly because it has a direct impact on their quality of life by providing access to information and long-distance family, saving time on daily tasks, and can even provide critical tools to manage their health.

Signs Of The Elderly Giving Up On Life

5 Signs Of The Elderly Giving Up On Life

If you are afraid an elderly person you love might be giving up on life, here are 5 important signs to watch for: withdrawal, apathy, increased sleep, decreasing vital signs, and rapid progression to the end. Keep reading to learn more about each stage.

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How To Find A Live-In Caregiver For Elderly Parents

Live-in Caregivers help seniors manage their daily lives while living on-site with them in their home. So, when hiring one, you should vet them properly and make sure your senior loved one is safe. Here is how to find a live-in caregiver for seniors and the elderly

surviving a long car trip with a parent with dementia

Surviving a Long Car Trip with a Parent with Dementia

Traveling with older parents is always an adventure. But, dementia adds a whole new layer of complexity. The key to surviving a car trip with a parent with dementia is to bring familiar items, expect the unexpected, and to manage your own stress as well.

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Top 36 Caregiving Blogs to Keep You Sane and Let You Know You Aren’t Alone!

Many caregivers have turned to the web as a source of relief, therapy, and creative expression. The result is there are hundreds of blogs and websites on the internet that deal with the caregiving experience from the early stages to the eventual sad end. Here are best caregiving blogs for stressed out caregivers