Caregivers in the Workforce

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  1. Welcome to nevadacaregivers.org! The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative is directed at the needs of unpaid family caregivers to seniors. We are proud to share the launch of our new and improved resource directory, nevadacaregivers.org, formerly known as washoecaregivers.org. The user-friendly website will help ease the confusion that caregiving can sometimes bring. […]

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  2. Preparing to care for an aging parent ahead of time is important for everyone to do. The year I turned 42, my mother became depressed. She had to...

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  3. The majority of the time, the caregiver will set high expectations for how they can help the care recipient. In reality, their goals are unrealistic, and as a...

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  4. There is a good reason why all caregivers need their paper bags… For caregivers, there is a different weight that comes with knowing you are responsible for another...

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  5. Caregiving can be rewarding and challenging. When an individual is diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis, it’s staggering, not only for the...

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  6. Caring for her father during a pandemic, Bonnie read shares her story and why it is important to check on your loved ones daily. Bonnie shares how difficult...

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  7. Hiring a professional caregiver can stir up a lot of emotions. I have heard everything from relief and a breath of fresh air, to fear of someone in...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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...

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