7 Ideas for Including Your Significant Other in Your Morning Routine

By Roz Jones

Does a morning routine have to be a lonely endeavor? 

Absolutely not! You can still carry out your morning routine if you have a partner living with you (or even just visiting). Better yet, you can make them a part of each step of your morning, giving you added time together and building your relationship. 

How? Try these simple ideas:

Start Slow

There’s nothing like the two-alarm method for starting your day. Use the first alarm to wake up enough to cuddle time with your partner. This is the perfect time for a slow start for both of you. When your second alarm goes off, you know it’s time to get out of bed. 

Pair Up for a Workout

Exercise together makes your significant other your accountability partner, while you get to do the same for them. Look for activities you can do together like jogging or playing tennis for added fun together.

Shower Together

Well, you wanted to bathe anyway. Showering together might not conserve as much water as you’d think, but it’s certainly a fun way to get clean in the morning!

Make Breakfast Together

Cooking together can be fun and rewarding. Or take turns, with one person cooking while the other sets the table. Then sit down and eat together for an added time to talk and reconnect.

Dance

Looking for a relaxing way to get the blood pumping? Why not put on your song and dance around the living room? This is a fun way to supercharge your morning and put a spring in your step.

Exchange Compliments

Sometimes we get pretty good at beating ourselves down with negative self-talk. We need to really learn when someone else says something nice about us. Every morning, tell the other person something you love about them or something you’re grateful for. These are words they can take to heart, building up their self-image. Now turn it around and take the words they say to you in this space to heart. Make their truth your own.

Kiss

Before one or both of you head out the door, say goodbye properly. A special embrace or kiss will make sure you both start your day with a smile. 

While not every piece of your morning routine will wind up including the other person, you’ll feel more deeply connected as you go into your day by making some intentional connection points in your morning. What a beautiful way to build your relationship!


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How to Thrive as a Solo Ager

By Roz Jones

As the population ages and people live longer, more and more individuals are finding themselves entering their later years without a significant other or family nearby. This can be an especially challenging time for those who are aging alone, or “solo agers” as they are known. If you find yourself in this position, don’t despair! There are plenty of ways to successfully navigate life as a solo ager. Let’s take a look at some of them. 

Maintain Your Social Connections 

One of the best ways to thrive as a solo ager is to remain socially connected with your friends, family members, and community. Make sure you keep in touch with those close to you on a regular basis. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help if you need it! Consider joining online discussion groups or local organizations that meet regularly so that you can connect with others who may have similar interests and experiences. 

Stay Mentally Active 

Staying mentally active is one of the most important things for solo agers to do—it helps boost your mood and keeps your mind sharp. Reading books, doing puzzles, learning new skills, and engaging in activities like painting or gardening can all help keep your brain active and engaged in meaningful pursuits. It’s also important to stay physically active when possible; getting exercise will not only help maintain good health but also provide much-needed energy during the day. 

Take Care of Yourself   

It’s also important for solo agers to take care of their physical health by eating nutritious meals, getting enough rest, taking medications as prescribed by their doctor, and scheduling regular check-ups with their physician. Taking proactive steps such as these can help ensure that any potential health issues are caught early on before they become more serious problems down the line. Additionally, setting up an advance directive—a document outlining how medical decisions should be made should one become incapacitated—can provide peace of mind knowing that one’s wishes will be respected should something unexpected occur. 
Navigating life as a solo ager can be difficult at times but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! By staying connected with friends and family members, engaging your mind through activities like reading or puzzles, and taking care of your physical health through diet and exercise, it is possible to age gracefully while thriving independently! With proper planning and support from those around us, we can all make sure that our later years are filled with joy no matter what our circumstances may be.

Do you need caregiving assistance and services in your state? Check out AARP’s Family Caregiver Resource Guides created to help family caregivers access key programs, services, and agencies within their loved one’s community. Click or tap on a state to find tools and support for everything from health, legal and financial assistance to respite care!


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Are you providing care to your aging parents as an only child? Check out my latest podcast to learn the ways you can navigate caregiving as an only child!

Caregiving can be hard for anyone, but being an only child may add additional challenges. 

As an only child, you may not have siblings to share the responsibilities of caregiving with, which can lead to feelings of isolation and burnout. 

Additionally, you may have a stronger emotional attachment to your parent, making it harder to separate your role as a caregiver from your role as a child. 

Join me in this episode to listen in to a conversation I had with my colleagues about how to navigate caregiving as an only child.

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Cardiac Arrest: What You Need to Know

By Roz Jones

On January 12, 2023, the world was shocked to learn of the passing of Lisa Marie Presley due to cardiac arrest and after watching the recent collapse of National Football League Buffalo Bills Player Damar Hamlin on January 2, 2023, during Monday Night football. Lisa Presley’s death and Damar Hamlin’s collapse serve as a stark reminder that cardiac arrest can happen suddenly and without warning. It’s important for us all to understand what cardiac arrest is and how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from it.

What is Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. The most common cause of cardiac arrest is a condition called ventricular fibrillation, which causes the heart’s electrical signals to become chaotic and disrupts its normal rhythm. Although there are many potential causes of ventricular fibrillation, one of the most common is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to and from the heart, reducing blood flow and causing chest pain or discomfort known as angina pectoris.

Risk Factors & Prevention

There are several risk factors associated with CAD, including smoking, high cholesterol levels, obesity, diabetes, family history, age (especially over 45), and male gender. To reduce your risk of developing CAD, you should follow a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise; maintain a healthy weight; quit smoking; eat a balanced diet; control your stress level; monitor your cholesterol level; avoid excessive alcohol consumption; and manage any pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.  In addition, you should be aware of the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest so that you can take action quickly if necessary – these include chest pain or discomfort; nausea; lightheadedness; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue or weakness; palpitations (feeling like your heart is racing); anxiety/panic attacks; dizziness/fainting spells; sweating profusely (especially cold sweat); severe headaches/migraines with no known cause; jaw pain/clenching teeth without reason.  If you experience any of these symptoms seek medical attention immediately!

Treatment & Recovery

If your aging loved one experiences a cardiac arrest they will need immediate medical attention – CPR may help but only an AED machine can actually restart the heart’s electrical activity in order for it to beat again normally. Once an AED has been used to restart their heart rhythm then further medical care may be necessary depending on the person’s medical history. Depending on how quickly treatment is received after experiencing cardiac arrest recovery time varies from person to person but generally involves strict lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking (if applicable) exercising regularly eating healthier etc…It might also involve taking medications prescribed by their doctor such as beta blockers ACE inhibitors etc…In some cases, surgery may even be required in order for them to fully recover from their experience with cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest can happen without warning but there are steps we can take to reduce our risk—and those steps start with understanding what it is and how it happens. Knowing this information could save your life—or the life of someone you love—so please take some time today to learn more about this serious condition. And remember: if you ever experience any symptoms associated with cardiac arrest don’t hesitate to seek medical help right away! It could make all the difference!


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6 Things to Do at Night Which Will Keep Your Morning Routine on Track

By Roz Jones

What’s the best thing caregivers can do to put their morning on track? Set yourself up for success the night before. 

Of course, better mornings are pretty easy once you have a morning routine in place, but your best mornings happen when you’re ready to hit the ground running. To do this, try doing these six simple things in advance. 

Check Your Diet

Eating too soon before bed or having caffeine in the evening can make for restless sleep. By limiting what you eat in the hours before bed and switching out to decaf, you’ll feel better in the morning.

Lay Out Your Clothes

Nothing wastes time like hunting for accessories or discovering you don’t have clean socks first thing in the morning. By taking care of these things now, you’ll cut your prep time in the morning in half.

Check Your Schedule

Do you have early calls or appointments to keep? You might need to adjust your wake time to avoid rushing. A simple check will keep you on track regardless of what you have planned for the day.

Make a List

Speaking of planning, what are your goals for tomorrow? Write down a short list (no more than 3 or 4 things) of what you’d like to accomplish for the day. This will help you stay on task and help when it comes time to transition into work from your morning routine.

Choose a Bedtime

It’s crucial for caregivers to get enough rest at night to ensure they are on track to provide care to our clients and loved ones. The average adult requires 7 – 9 hours of sleep. Of course, you know your body. How much sleep do you honestly require to feel good? Coordinate bedtime with your wake time. Allow enough time to get through your morning routine to ensure your morning is never rushed.

Set Yourself Up for Great Sleep

Finally, you’re never going to start off on a good foot in the morning if your sleep was terrible the night before. Pay attention to the small details, like ensuring your room is at the right temperature. Also, make sure your pillow is supportive and you have a quiet and dark space for the best sleep.

The best part of all of this? None of these items takes more than a few minutes to set up. Why not make them part of an evening routine? Now you’re on track for a great day, every day!


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Embracing Solo Aging: Aging Alone with Dignity and Strength

By Roz Jones

The world has changed drastically over the past few decades. People are living longer, and many older adults are choosing to age alone instead of in long-term care facilities. This is known as “solo aging”, and it presents both challenges and opportunities for older adults who choose this path. It’s important to understand what solo aging can mean for those who choose it, so that they can adequately prepare for the future. 

The Benefits of Solo Aging 

Solo aging can present a number of benefits for those who take this path. For starters, solo aging gives individuals the freedom to live their lives as they please, without having to rely on others or feel like a burden. Additionally, people who age alone often have more control over their schedules and daily activities than those who live in group settings such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Finally, solo aging allows individuals to maintain their independence and autonomy while still getting the necessary help they need. 

Challenges of Solo Aging 

Of course, there are also some challenges associated with solo aging that must be taken into account. For one thing, solo agers may not have access to the same type of social support that comes with living in a community setting or with family members nearby. Additionally, managing medical needs and appointments can be difficult without help from others or access to transportation services. Finally, solo agers may not always be able to get the same level of care that they would if they were living in a long-term care facility where trained caregivers are available 24/7. 

Preparing for Solo Aging 

For those considering solo aging, it’s important to plan ahead and make sure all your bases are covered before taking this step. Make sure you have an adequate support network in place—family members or friends who can provide assistance when needed—and look into organizations or services that can provide additional support such as Meals on Wheels programs or transportation services. Additionally, consider signing up for home health care services if needed so you can get the medical attention you require from the comfort of your own home.          Solo aging is an increasingly popular option among older adults today due to its many benefits—including increased freedom and autonomy—as well as its potential challenges—such as lack of access to social support networks or transportation services. However, by planning ahead and making sure all your bases are covered before taking this step, solo agers can ensure that they will be able to age with dignity and strength while still getting the assistance they need when they need it most. With proper preparation and forethought, anyone looking at solo aging can approach it with confidence knowing that they will be well taken care of along the way!

Do you need caregiving assistance and services in your state? Checkout AARP’s Family Caregiver Resource Guides created to help family caregivers access key programs, services, and agencies within their loved one’s community. Click or tap on a state to find tools and support for everything from health, legal and financial assistance to respite care!


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Are you trying to decide if you can provide care to your aging loved one and continue working your 9-5 job? Check out my latest podcast to learn how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your role as a caregiver!

You have your job — the one with a paycheck. And then you have your caregiving responsibilities — helping someone who means the world to you.

Work can be rewarding in more ways than one. So can caregiving. But together, it’s a demanding combination. You may feel like you’ve got more on your plate than you can handle on some days.

So how do you navigate caregiving and juggling your job? In this episode, I share how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your caregiver role.

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1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

7 Tips for Creating a Simple Morning Routine at Work

By Roz Jones

When you want to create a better day for yourself, you need to start out where you begin. This means having a morning routine at work as well as at home.

Think about this for a moment. A morning routine at home will set you up for success by getting you out of bed and ready to transition into wakefulness. 

Likewise, a morning routine at work can get you settled into a mindset of getting work done and ready to face the work world. Think of it as a series of steps designed to transition you into productivity.

How can you do this?

Start with How You Get There

Don’t arrive stressed out at the very last second. To set yourself up for success, it’s important to arrive with time to spare after a relaxing commute. Strategize to make this happen by allowing enough time to get where you need to go. Also, consider your route. Heavy traffic or construction is always more stressful in the long run, so you might want to adapt your route to a quieter one to reduce unwanted stress.

Schedule Check

What do you have going on today? What work is expected from you by what time? Get a mental picture of the day by noting what needs to happen when.

Set-Up

What needs to happen so you can get your work done? Are you lacking supplies or resources? Are there things you might need to delegate? Taking a few minutes to track down these items will help the rest of your day run more smoothly.

Habit Check

What detractors are already pulling at you, trying to derail your day? If you’re someone who checks your phone often or can get caught up socializing with coworkers, think about how you can limit these activities as part of your routine. For example, you might want to schedule email checks at certain times or limit socialization to break times.

Make a List

Jotting down the 3-to 4 big items you want to get done today will help give you a clearer view of what needs doing and set up your goals.

Get Comfortable

Before you buckle down to work, do you need coffee? A Bathroom break? Do these things now, so you don’t have to break concentration later. Also, take a minute to stretch if you haven’t yet.

Begin

Time to get going. Take the first item on your list and dive in, concentrating fully on what you’re doing.

Of course, adapt your routine to fit whatever you need to get started for the day. The key here is to be intentional in your actions, shift your mindset, and set yourself up for success. Do only what works for you.


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1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Navigating Solo Aging: Aging Alone

By Roz Jones

Aging alone is a growing trend, with an estimated one in five Americans over the age of 65 living by themselves. This means that more and more people are facing the challenges of aging without family or help from others. The good news is that with the right preparation and support, it’s possible to age alone without sacrificing quality of life. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about solo aging.

The Challenges of Solo Aging
Aging alone can come with its own unique set of challenges. These include loneliness, financial insecurity, inadequate housing, and lack of access to healthcare services. It can also be difficult for those who are aging alone to find meaningful social connections due to limited mobility or a lack of access to transportation. However, there are ways to mitigate these challenges and ensure that those who are aging alone remain safe, healthy, and comfortable.

Making Connections
One way to combat loneliness when aging alone is by making connections. This could mean joining a local senior center or engaging in activities that foster meaningful relationships such as volunteering or taking classes at a local college or university. It’s also important for those who are aging alone to reach out for help when they need it—whether it’s talking to friends or family members on the phone, hiring in-home care services, or seeking out medical assistance from trusted professionals if needed.

Ensuring Financial Security
Another challenge when solo aging is ensuring financial security over time. This includes making sure that one’s savings will last throughout retirement; setting up automatic payments for bills; and meeting regularly with a financial advisor to make sure all finances are in order for years ahead. Additionally, those who are aging alone should make sure their estate planning documents—such as wills and advance directives—are up-to-date so their wishes will be respected after they pass away.

Accessing Resources
Finally, it’s important for those who are aging alone to have access to resources that will keep them safe and provide them with necessary support throughout their golden years. This could mean hiring an in-home care provider; utilizing meal delivery services; finding transportation assistance; seeking out legal advice; taking part in programs offered through the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD); enrolling in Medicare; and/or joining community activities geared towards seniors such as book clubs or exercise classes. Taking advantage of resources like these can help make solo aging much easier and more enjoyable overall!

Solo aging can come with its own unique set of challenges but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! With the right preparation and support network in place—including making connections with other seniors, ensuring financial security through proper planning measures, and accessing helpful resources—those who are aging alone can still enjoy healthy lives full of purposeful activity well into their golden years! If you know someone who is facing these challenges now or may face them in the future, encourage them to seek out assistance so they can thrive during this stage of life!

Do you need caregiving assistance and services in your state? Checkout AARP’s Family Caregiver Resource Guides created to help family caregivers access key programs, services, and agencies within their loved one’s community. Click or tap on a state to find tools and support for everything from health, legal and financial assistance to respite care!


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We focus on items that get you excited about shopping again,
as we believe buying online should always be fun!


Are you trying to decide if you can provide care to your aging loved one and continue working your 9-5 job? Check out my latest podcast to learn how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your role as a caregiver!

You have your job — the one with a paycheck. And then you have your caregiving responsibilities — helping someone who means the world to you.

Work can be rewarding in more ways than one. So can caregiving. But together, it’s a demanding combination. You may feel like you’ve got more on your plate than you can handle on some days.

So how do you navigate caregiving and juggling your job? In this episode, I share how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your caregiver role.

ATTENTION: INSTAGRAM UPDATE!!!

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Caregiving can be a roller coaster of ups and downs. The information that you will receive from The Caregiver Cafe Weekly Specials Newsletter will support you as a caregiver. Remember…

1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

7 Things to Do Every Morning Which Start Your Day Off Right

By Roz Jones

Starting your day off on the right foot isn’t just important to a caregiver’s day. It’s absolutely crucial to your success. This is why it’s so important to start the day off right. You want to make the most of your day, and you know you need a better morning to do this.

Where to begin? Start by adding these seven items to your morning routine:

Get Up

The last thing you want to do is make a habit of hitting the snooze alarm. Those extra moments of sleep aren’t going to do anything to help you feel more rested when you start your day providing care. Really, if you’re dragging this much, you’d better go to bed earlier the night before, so you can get moving the second the alarm goes off.

Find a Calm Space

By meditating, praying, or using affirmations, you start the day positively. These are all actions that will put you in the right headspace you need to have a day filled with positive energy. The key here is to find quiet and do what works for you.

Drink

You’ve been going without water for a long time. Before you have your morning coffee, a tall glass of water is crucial to hydration. This is good for the body and mind, as a well-hydrated brain will help you make better decisions and think better.

Eat Breakfast

No matter what, you really do need to eat something. Likewise, you’ve gone without food for hours, and your body needs fuel to continue. What you choose to eat is important, so make a wise selection that suits your dietary needs.

Move

At the very least, you need to stretch in the morning to unkink your body from being in one position for so long. However, what you really need is something to get your blood flowing. This would be a great time for a morning workout.

Check Your Day

What do you have going on today? Make a point to look at your calendar first thing so you don’t forget any appointments and know what to expect out of your day. This will save you a lot of headaches later.

Do Something for You

Here’s where you can work on your favorite personal goals. Read, journal, listen to a podcast, or do something with a hobby you enjoy. A few minutes to yourself first thing in the morning does a lot for your mental energy and gives some meaning and purpose to the day. 

While this might not be your whole morning routine, it’s a great one to get started if you haven’t used one before. The best part? You’ll be amazed at how much more positive your day feels once you get in the habit of using it.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Creating Vision Boards with Your Aging Loved Ones

By Roz Jones

The process of aging can be difficult for both the person going through it and their caregivers. As our loved ones age, it’s important to find ways to connect with them and help them maintain a positive outlook on life. One great way to do this is by creating vision boards together.

What is a vision board? A vision board is a collection of images, words, and phrases that represent what you want to achieve in your life. The process of creating a vision board is a fun and easy way to reconnect with your loved one and get them excited about the future. Plus, it’s a great way to stimulate their creative side!

Here’s how to get started:

1. Gather Your Supplies

To create a vision board, you’ll need some basic supplies like a poster board, scissors, glue, and markers or crayons. You can also look for special collage kits at your local craft store. Once you have your supplies, clear off a large work surface where you can spread everything out.

2. Collect Images and Words

Next, start collecting images and words that represent what you want to achieve. These can be pictures from magazines, photos you print from the internet, or even personal handwritten messages. If you’re working with an aging loved one, try to focus on positive themes like happiness, travel, family, or friends. 

3. Create Your Vision Board

Once you have all of your materials gathered, it’s time to start putting your vision board together! Encourage your loved one to be creative and have fun with it. They can use as many or as few images as they like, and they can arrange them however they like on the poster board. 

4. Hang It Up and Enjoy!

When your vision board is complete, find a spot to hang it up where you’ll see it every day. This serves as a reminder of all the wonderful things you’re working towards in your life. Every time you look at it, take a moment to reflect on your goals and imagine achieving them. Achievement feels that much sweeter when you’ve got a beautiful reminder hanging on your wall! 

The process of aging can be difficult for both the person going through it and their caregivers. However, by finding ways to connect with our loved ones and help them stay positive, we can make the journey a little bit easier for everyone involved. Creating vision boards together is a great way to reconnect with aging loved ones and get them excited about the future. Plus, it’s a fun activity that stimulates their creative side! So gather up some supplies and give it a try today!


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Are you trying to decide if you can provide care to your aging loved one and continue working your 9-5 job? Check out my latest podcast to learn how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your role as a caregiver!

You have your job — the one with a paycheck. And then you have your caregiving responsibilities — helping someone who means the world to you.

Work can be rewarding in more ways than one. So can caregiving. But together, it’s a demanding combination. You may feel like you’ve got more on your plate than you can handle on some days.

So how do you navigate caregiving and juggling your job? In this episode, I share how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your caregiver role.

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3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Setting and Achieving Goals with Your Aging Loved One

By Roz Jones

When it comes to working with clients or even your aging loved one, one of the most important things you can do is help them set and achieve goals. Doing so not only helps them improve their quality of life, but it also helps build trust between you and them. Here are a few tips on how to set and achieve goals with your clients or aging loved ones..

1. Define the goal together: 

The first step in setting a goal with your loved one is to sit down together and figure out what it is they want to achieve. This can be anything from quitting smoking to eating healthier to getting more exercise. Once you have a general idea of what the goal is, you can start to work on creating a plan to help your loved one achieve it.

2. Set realistic milestones: 

Once you have a goal in mind, it’s important to start breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. This will help your client stay on track and see their progress over time. For example, if their goal is to quit smoking, a milestone could be going one week without having a cigarette.

3. Create a plan of action: 

Once you have the goal and milestones set, it’s time to create a plan of action. This should include specific steps that your client will take in order to reach their goal. For example, if they’re trying to quit smoking, their plan of action might involve joining a smoking cessation program and making a commitment to not smoke around other people.

4. Check in regularly: 

It’s important to check in with your loved one regularly to see how they’re doing and offer any support or assistance they may need. This not only shows that you care about their well-being, but it also allows you to make any necessary adjustments to the plan if things aren’t going as expected.

Setting and achieving goals with your aging loved ones is an important part of providing quality care. By taking the time to sit down and define what they want to accomplish, you can help them build trust while also improving their quality of life. Use the tips above to get started!


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5 Secrets Behind a Successful Vision Board

By Roz Jones

A vision board is essentially a physical manifestation of your dreams, goals, and desires. It’s a way to keep yourself motivated and inspired to achieve your objectives. But how do you create a vision board that actually works? Here are some tips to get you started.

1. Define your objectives. What do you want to achieve? What are your goals? Once you have a clear understanding of what it is you’re trying to accomplish, you can begin to narrow down what goes on your vision board.

2. Gather materials. This is where you get to be creative! You can use anything from magazines and newspapers to fabric and paint. Just make sure you have enough of whatever it is you’re using so that your vision board is large enough to contain all of your desired elements.

3. Start putting it together. This is the fun part! Begin by laying out all of your materials in front of you and then start arranging and rearranging them until you have something that feels right. There’s no wrong way to do this, so don’t worry if it takes some time to get everything just perfect. The important thing is that you’re having fun while doing it!

4. Hang it up where you’ll see it every day. This step is crucial! If you’re not constantly reminded of your vision, it’ll be all too easy to forget about it and move on to other things. So find a spot in your home or office where you’ll see your vision board every day and be reminded of what it is you’re working towards.

Creating a vision board can be a fun and therapeutic exercise that can help us caregivers focus on our goals and maintain motivation throughout our caregiving journey. By following these simple tips, you can create a vision board that works for you and helps keep you inspired along the way!


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Are You a Caregiver Dealing with Naysayers? Check out my latest podcast to learn the ways you can deal with the naysayers in your life!

If you get caught in a riptide, the best way to survive is to swim with it. Go in the direction it’s carrying you. People drown when they try to overpower the tide instead of using its energy to go somewhere else.

The same principle holds true for overcoming naysayers when working as a caregiver

If you’re dealing with an active naysayer, and you try to overpower them, you will (emotionally) drown in negativity. Instead, you have to move with their energy, not fight it.

In this episode, I share a couple of ways you can deal with naysayers.

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Ready, Set, GOAL DIG

By Roz Jones

Are you a caregiver who feels like you’re constantly running in circles but not getting anywhere? Do you have a to-do list a mile long and never seem to be able to check everything off? If so, it’s time to start goal digging!

What is goal digging, you ask? It’s simple: it’s setting yourself small, achievable goals that will help you move closer to your big-picture objectives. Think of it as a road map for your caregiving journey. By breaking down your goals into manageable steps, you can make significant progress without feeling overwhelmed.

Ready to get started? Here’s how to become a goal-digging caregiver!

1. Determine Your Destination

The first step in any journey is deciding where you want to go. In other words, what are your overall objectives as a caregiver? Do you want to provide the best possible care for your loved one? Improve your relationship with them? Maintain your own mental and physical health? Once you’ve identified your destination, you can start plotting out the steps you need to take to get there.

2. Set Small Goals

As we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day. The same goes for reaching your caregiver goals! Trying to accomplish too much at once will only lead to frustration and burnout. Instead, focus on smaller achievements that will help you slowly but surely reach your destination. For example, if your goal is to improve your relationship with your loved one, start by setting aside ten minutes each day to talk with them about something other than their care. Or if you’re trying to maintain your own health and well-being, commit to going for a walk three times per week. 

Remember, baby steps lead to big accomplishments!

3. Celebrate Your Successes

It’s important to celebrate every victory—no matter how small—on your path to becoming a goal-digging caregiver. Why? Because each success will motivate and encourage you to keep going when things get tough (and trust us, they will!). So whether it’s crossing an item off your weekly task list or spending quality time with your loved one, take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come. You deserve it!

4. Enlist Help When You Need It.

Caregiving is a team effort, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it! Whether it’s hiring professional help or reaching out to friends and family members for support, enlisting assistance will lighten your load and leave you more energy and time to focus on achieving your goals. 

Caregiving is a rewarding but challenging journey. Luckily, by goal-digging—that is, setting small, achievable goals—you can make significant progress without feeling overwhelmed. And when you do reach those big-picture objectives, be sure to take a moment to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished! Finally, don’t forget that caregiving is a team effort—so enlist help when necessary in order to ensure everyone’s success.


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3 Tips for Creating A Successful Vision Board

By Roz Jones

A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams, goals, and aspirations. It’s a way to bring your future into focus and keep yourself motivated to achieve your statement. Creating a vision board can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s important to do it right in order to get the most out of it. Here are some tips for creating a successful vision board.

Keep it Simple

Your vision board should be simple and focused. Don’t try to cram too much onto it or you’ll end up with a cluttered mess. Pick a central theme or area of your life that you want to focus on, such as your career, health, or personal relationships. From there, you can narrow down your choices of images, quotes, and other items to include on your board.

Make it Meaningful

The items you choose for your vision board should be meaningful to you. They should represent your deepest desires and aspirations. If you’re not passionate about what you’re putting on your board, it’s not going to be effective. Take some time to really think about what you want to include before you start putting anything down.

Choose Inspiring Images

The images you choose for your vision board should be inspiring. They should make you feel excited about your future and motivated to achieve your goals. Avoid using any negative or uninspiring images on your board. Anything that makes you feel discouraged is only going to hold you back.

Creating a vision board can be a fun way to bring your future into focus and stay motivated to achieve your goals. Keep these tips in mind while putting together your own vision board, and you’ll be sure to create something that truly inspires you!


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Are You a Caregiver Struggling with Procrastination? Stop losing out on 55 Days from procrastinating and check out my latest podcast to learn why we procrastinate and how we can improve and maximize our time!

 We all procrastinate differently, and we have all put off something that we needed to do. But how many times have you put off the same task and in how many areas of your life do you procrastinate?

So why is procrastination bad and how does procrastination affect our lives? If you think that it’s just as simple as postponing things, you’re not entirely wrong. But procrastination affects us deeply. In fact, it can affect many aspects of our lives aside from simply not getting things done.

In this episode, I share a couple of reasons why we procrastinate and how we can improve and maximize our time.

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

A Caregiver’s Guide to Goal Setting

By Roz Jones

Goal setting is an important part of self-care. When we set goals, we are taking charge of our lives and charting a course for our future. Achieving our goals gives us a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that can boost our mood and confidence.

Caregivers often have a lot on their plate, and it can be easy to let goal-setting fall by the wayside. But taking the time to set goals for yourself is an important part of taking care of yourself. When you are clear about what you want to achieve, you are more likely to achieve it. And when you achieve your goals, you’ll feel good about yourself—which is an important part of self-care.

How to Set Goals

  1. The first step in setting goals is to decide what you want to achieve. What are your long-term and short-term goals? What do you want to accomplish in the next week, month, or year? Once you have a general idea of what you want to achieve, you can start setting specific goals. 

Your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. In other words, your goal should be something like “I will walk for 30 minutes every day” rather than “I will exercise more.” A specific goal is more likely to be achieved than a general one. 

  1. You should also make sure that your goal is something that you can realistically achieve. If your goal is too ambitious, you may get discouraged and give up before you reach it. On the other hand, if your goal is too easy, you may not get the satisfaction of accomplishing something challenging. 
  1. Finally, make sure that your goal is relevant to your life and something that you really want to achieve. Achieving a goal that is important to you will be much more rewarding than achieving a goal that isn’t as meaningful. 

Once you have decided on a specific goal, write it down or tell someone about it so that you are accountable for achieving it. Then, make a plan for how you will achieve your goal. Break down your goal into small steps that you can complete over time. For example, if your goal is to walk for 30 minutes every day, start by walking for 10 minutes per day and build up from there. 

Setting realistic, achievable goals for yourself is an important part of self-care. When you take the time to set goals and develop a plan for how to achieve them, you are taking charge of your life and making choices that will help you improve your well-being. When caregivers make self-care a priority, they are better able to care for their loved ones—so don’t hesitate to set some goals for yourself today!


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3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

The Power of Vision Boards

By Roz Jones

As we age and our loved ones continue to age, it’s important to keep our minds active and engaged. One way to do this is by creating vision boards with our aging loved ones. Vision boards are a great way to encourage creativity, conversation, and connection. Plus, they’re a lot of fun to make!

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a collage of images, words, and phrases that represent your dreams and goals. The process of creating a vision board helps you to clarify what you want in life and gives you a roadmap to achieve it.

Why Vision Boards are Important for the Elderly

As we age, it’s easy to become disconnected from our dreams and goals. Creating a vision board can help your aging loved ones reconnect with their passions and remind them of what’s important to them. The act of physically putting together a board also helps to keep their minds active and engaged. And finally, working on a vision board together can be a great way to start conversations and build connections.

How to Create a Vision Board

The first step is to gather supplies. You’ll need a large piece of poster board or foam core, scissors, glue or tape, magazines, and any other materials you want to use (markers, crayons, etc). Once you have your supplies gathered, sit down with your loved one and begin going through the magazines, cutting out images and words that represent their dreams and goals. Encourage them to be creative and have fun with it! Once they have a good selection of images and words, help them arrange them on the poster board or foam core. Once they’re happy with the arrangement, glue or tape everything down. Hang their finished vision board in a place where they’ll see it every day as a reminder of their dreams and goals. 

Creating vision boards with your aging loved ones is a great way to encourage creativity, conversation, and connection. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Follow the steps above to get started. Who knows—you might just discover some dreams and goals that you share!


Are You a Caregiver Stressing About Finding Time For Yourself this Holiday Season? Check Out My Latest Podcast to Learn Tips You Can Use to Find Time For Yourself!

Many caregivers are perpetually tired from the emotional and physical demands that result from caring for their loved one. Just the thought of your normal routine plus decorating the house, attending special events, shopping for gifts, and preparing special food for the holidays can be overwhelming.
But what if you had more control over the events, expectations, and relationships that often make holiday times so stressful? This could make a huge difference in the way you and your loved one experience the season. 

In this episode, I share tips on how you can find time for yourself during the holidays while still catering to your loved ones.

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

The Benefits of Goal Setting

By Roz Jones

Let’s Get started with Goal Setting

You know the drill. You’ve been meaning to accomplish a task for weeks, maybe even months, but for some reason or other you just…haven’t. It’s not that you don’t want to achieve your goal, it’s that something always seems to get in the way. As a Caregiver, you know life happens, and before you know it another day has gone by without any progress being made.

Caregivers are especially susceptible to this type of scenario playing out. With so much on our plates at any given time, it can be difficult to find the focus necessary to complete a project from start to finish. That’s where goal setting comes in! By taking the time to sit down with your client and create a goal-oriented plan, you can increase the likelihood of success while also providing much-needed structure and support.

The Benefits of Goal Setting

There are numerous benefits to engaging in goal setting with your clients. Perhaps most importantly, goal setting can provide a much-needed sense of direction during what can often be an overwhelming and chaotic time. When everyone is pulling in different directions, it can be difficult to know where to focus your energy. By honing in on specific goals, you can help your clients stay focused on what’s important and avoid getting bogged down by unnecessary distractions.

In addition, goal setting can help build trust between you and your client. When you work together to create a plan and set achievable milestones, it shows that you are invested in their success. This can be an invaluable component of the caregiving relationship, particularly as your clients begin to rely on you more and more for support.

Finally, goal setting is simply a good way to promote healthy habits! When we have specific goals that we’re working towards, we’re more likely to stick with healthy behaviors like eating well or exercising regularly. This is true for both caregivers and those receiving care; by coming up with goals that everyone can commit to, you’re promoting wellness on all fronts.

If you’re looking for a way to add structure and purpose to your caregiving relationship, goal setting is a great place to start! Working together to identify specific goals gives everyone involved a sense of direction and promotes healthy habits throughout the process. Plus, accomplishing goals together can help build trust and strengthen the bond between caregiver and client alike. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!


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Take Back Your Joy This Holiday Season After Losing Your Loved One

By Roz Jones

The holiday season is a time to come together and celebrate with friends and family. For many of us, this time of year is a reminder of what we are thankful for and how much we have to be grateful for. But for those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a difficult and painful time.

If this is your first holiday season without your loved one, you may be feeling a range of emotions including sadness, anger, anxiety, and loneliness. It is totally normal to feel this way and there are things that you can do to help make the holiday season a little bit easier.

Prepare Yourself Mentally and Emotionally
One of the best things that you can do to prepare for the holiday season is to take some time to mentally and emotionally prepare yourself. This may mean talking to your friends or family about your expectations for the holidays, setting aside some time to reflect on your happy memories with your loved one, or even taking some time for yourself to relax and recharge.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the holiday season, it is okay to take a step back and take some time for yourself. Do not feel like you have to force yourself into the holiday spirit if you are not ready. It is perfectly normal to need some time to grieve before being able to fully enjoy the holidays again.

Create New Traditions
Another great way to cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one is to create new traditions. This could mean starting a new holiday tradition with your immediate family or close friends, volunteering your time at a local charity or soup kitchen, or even just taking some time for yourself to do something that you enjoy. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it is something that will help you remember your loved one in a positive light.

Seek out Support
Finally, do not be afraid to seek out support from those around you. Talk to your friends and family about how you are feeling, join a grief support group, or see a therapist if you are struggling emotionally. Remember, you are not alone in this and there are people who want to help you through this difficult time.

The first holiday season without your loved one can be tough but there are ways that you can make it easier on yourself. Prepare mentally and emotionally for the holidays, create new traditions, and seek out support from those around you. Just remember that it is okay if you need some extra time this holiday season as you grieve the loss of your loved one.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

How to Avoid Procrastination & Prepare for the Holidays

By Roz Jones

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they can also be a time of stress and anxiety. If you’re like most caregivers, you probably have a long list of things to do and not enough time to do them. Add in the pressure of holiday parties, gift shopping, and preparing special meals, and it’s no wonder so many caregivers end up feeling overwhelmed.

One of the best ways to reduce stress during the holidays is to avoid procrastination. That means getting started on your projects as soon as possible and setting realistic deadlines. It also means being organized and prioritizing your tasks. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to avoid procrastination and make the most of your holiday season.

Get started early

One of the best ways to avoid procrastination is to get started on your projects as soon as possible. That doesn’t mean you have to start decorating your house in October or start your holiday shopping in August (unless you want to, of course). But it does mean that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to start your preparations.

The sooner you start, the more time you’ll have to get things done and the less stressed you’ll be. And if you find that you’re getting overwhelmed, take a break! There’s no rule that says you have to do everything at once. Little by little, each task will get done and before you know it, you’ll be ready for the holidays.

Set realistic deadlines

If you’re like most caregivers, you probably have a long list of things to do during the holidays. But trying to do everything at once is a recipe for disaster. Instead, set realistic deadlines for yourself and break down your tasks into manageable chunks. For example, if you’re hosting a holiday party, set a deadline for when all the preparations need to be done. Then create a checklist of everything that needs to be done (e.g., send out invitations, buy food and drinks, decorate the house) and cross each item off as you complete it.

By setting deadlines and breaking down your tasks into smaller parts, you’ll avoid feeling overwhelmed and will be more likely to stay on track. Plus, there’s nothing more satisfying than crossing items off your holiday To-Do list!

Prioritize your tasks

With so many things on your plate during the holidays, it’s important to prioritize your tasks so that you don’t get bogged down by low-priority items. Start by making a list of everything that needs to be done (e.g., decorate the house, buy gifts) and then rank each task in order of importance. Once you’ve done that, focus on completing the most important tasks first and save the lower-priority items for later. This will help ensure that you don’t get sidetracked by less important tasks and will help reduce stress during this busy time of year. 

The holidays are a wonderful time of year but they can also be very stressful. If you’re struggling with procrastination or feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done, take heart! You’re not alone. By following these tips—getting started early, setting realistic deadlines, Prioritizing your tasks—you can avoid procrastination and make this holiday season joyful instead of stressful!


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5 Ways Caregivers Can Jingle Their Bells This Holiday Season!

By Roz Jones

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and coming together. But it can also be a time of stress and exhaustion, especially for caregivers. If you’re feeling the holiday blues, here are some ways to care for yourself so you can fully enjoy the season.

1. Get enough sleep. 

When you’re short on rest, everything feels harder. So make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you can’t get a full night’s sleep, try taking a nap during the day or going to bed earlier than usual.

2. Eat healthy and stay hydrated. 

Eating nutritious meals and drinking plenty of fluids will help you have the energy you need to get through the day. Avoid sugary drinks and processed foods that will only make you feel worse.

3. Exercise regularly. 

Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Taking a brisk walk around the block or doing some jumping jacks in your living room can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

4. Take breaks when you need them. 

Caring for someone can be all-consuming, but it’s important to take breaks when you need them. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, or watching your favorite TV show, take time for yourself every day to recharge.

5. Reach out to your support system. 

Whether it’s family, friends, or a support group, Lean on your loved ones when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Talking about what’s going on can help you feel better and may give you some much-needed perspective.

This holiday season, don’t forget to take care of yourself! By getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, taking breaks, and reaching out to your support system, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the holidays and create lasting memories with your loved ones.


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3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

The 5 Types of Procrastinators & How You Can Overcome!

By Roz Jones

There are mainly 5 common types of procrastinators. Determine which one you relate to the most & how you can overcome it.

  • The Perfectionist.
    Don’t let your obsession with details take up all your time. Instead, be clear about the purpose of the tasks and assign a time limit to work on each one. This pushes you to stay focused and finish within the desired time. 

    The perfectionist pays too much attention to making every perfect. They are afraid to start; afraid they won’t get every detail right. They can get stuck during the process of a task because they are too scared to continue.
  1. The Dreamer.
    The dreamer enjoys making plans more than taking action. They are often highly creative but find it difficult to finish the work.

    Stop yourself from being carried away by your endless creative ideas by getting your feet on the ground with specific goals based on the SMART system. Set the goal, break it into small tasks you can take action on and then follow through. When you have ideas pop into your head, jot them down to revisit later.
  1. The Avoider.
    The avoider is a worrier. They are too scared to attempt tasks they think they can’t handle. Instead, they would rather put off doing the work than be judged by others when they make mistakes.

    Focus on the worst task first. Spend your morning hours working on what is the most challenging to you. This gives you a feeling of having achieved something and helps build momentum for the rest of the day. Avoid checking emails first thing every day. And break your tasks into smaller sub-tasks.
  1. The Crisis-Maker. 
    The crisis-maker is someone who deliberately puts work off until the last minute. To them, deadlines (or crises) are exciting and they believe they work best when they are under pressure of a deadline.

    Realize that you are not doing your best work by waiting until the last minute. Instead, work on the project a little at a time. Try using the Pomodoro technique where you focus on working in short, focused bursts then give yourself a short break before starting again.
  1. The Busy Procrastinator.
    The busy procrastinator has trouble prioritizing tasks. They are the fussy ones who have too many tasks or refuse to work on what they think as unworthy of their skills. They don’t know how to pick the task that is the highest priority and best for them, so they simply put off making any decision.

    Set your priorities in the right order. Important tasks take priority over urgent ones. Urgent doesn’t always mean it’s important. Important tasks are the ones that will add value to your expected outcome.

Procrastination doesn’t have to always get you down. Did you find out the type of procrastinator you are? I hope you use these tips to continue kicking your procrastination habits to the curb as you prepare for the new year!


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3 Tips On Coping with Holiday Stress

By Roz Jones

The holiday season is a joyful time for many, but it can also be a very stressful time. For caregivers, the added stress of caring for a loved one can make the holidays feel overwhelming. Here are some tips for caregivers to help cope with holiday stress.

The holidays are a joyful time for many, but they can also be very stressful. For caregivers, the added stress of caring for a loved one can make the holidays feel overwhelming. Here are some tips for caregivers to help cope with holiday stress.

Plan Ahead

One of the best ways to reduce stress is to plan ahead. When you know what to expect, you can better prepare yourself and your loved one for the holiday season. Make a list of all the things you need to do and start checking items off as you go. Planning ahead will help you stay organized and on top of things during the busy holiday season.

Take Time for Yourself

It’s important to take some time for yourself during the holidays. Caring for a loved one can be demanding and exhausting. Take some time each day to do something that you enjoy, even if it’s just reading or taking a break from all the holiday preparations. You’ll feel better and be able to better care for your loved one when you take some time out for yourself.

Talk to Other Caregivers

You’re not alone in this! Talk to other caregivers and see how they’re coping with holiday stress. You may find that you have more in common than you realized and that talking to others who understand what you’re going through can be very helpful. There are also online forums and support groups that can be a great resource during this time of year. 

The holidays can be a stressful time, but it’s important to take care of yourself so that you can continue providing care for your loved one. Planning ahead, taking some time for yourself, and talking to other caregivers can help reduce stress and make the holiday season more enjoyable for both you and your loved one.


Did You Miss Last Week’s Podcast Episode on A Powerful Story of Love and Caregiving? If you did be sure to listen to it below!

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3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

5 Tips for Breaking Procrastination Habits

By Roz Jones

As you might guess, breaking your procrastination habit is going to be as difficult as creating a productive one. 

Here are some tips to help you along the way.

  • Become aware of when you are procrastinating. 
    • Figure out when and why you are putting something off. Increase your awareness of what you’re doing instead of the task that needs doing. 
  • Write down when and why you are doing it and how it makes you feel. 
    • This helps you establish a baseline and then you can analyze and recognize why you are doing it.
  • Switch it out.
    • Once you know why and when you’re following the procrastination routine, find a temporary or permanent replacement habit for it. For example, if you’re putting off a big project because you don’t have time for it, break it up into smaller tasks you can work on daily. 
  • Choose a new approach that works for you. 
    • Some people can quit a behavior all at once while others need to quit, gradually. Put into place accountability and rewards systems when you take action instead of procrastinating. 
  • Replace the bad behavior with positive behavior until it becomes a habit.
    • This can be as simple as using apps to help you be more productive and make it easier to get organized, so you know what you need to be doing.

Procrastination doesn’t have to always get you down. I hope these tips will help you to kick your procrastination habits to the curb as you prepare for the new year!


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5 Tips for Caregivers to Help Manage Holiday Stress – Part 2

By Roz Jones

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But for caregivers, the holiday season can be a time of increased stress. If you’re providing care for an aging parent or loved one, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the thought of adding holiday parties and shopping to your already full plate. 

Take a deep breath—you’re not alone. According to a survey by Home Instead Senior Care®, 64 percent of caregivers say they experience increased stress during the holidays. To help you stay sane during the next few weeks, we’ve put together a list of 10 tips for caregivers to help manage holiday stress. Last week we shared 5 tips to get you started with managing your holiday stresses. This week we will be covering 5 additional tips, to assist you with managing your holiday stress this holiday season.

Stick to a routine: 

Maintaining a regular routine will help reduce stress and provide some sense of normalcy during what can be a hectic time of year. 

Make time for exercise: 

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress—try to fit in at least 30 minutes each day, even if it means getting up a little earlier or walking around the block while your loved one takes a nap. 

Eat healthy: 

When you’re busy, it’s easy to let healthy eating habits go by the wayside—but nutritious food will help you stay energized and focused throughout the day. Make sure to eat regular meals and snacks and avoid sugary foods that will give you a quick burst of energy followed by an inevitable crash. 

Seek support: 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, seek out support from other caregivers or join a support group—sometimes it helps just knowing that you’re not alone in this journey. 

Ask for help: 

Don’t hesitate to ask family and friends for help—whether it’s watching your loved one so you can run some errands or simply lending an ear when you need someone to talk to, there’s no shame in asking for assistance when caring for an aging parent or loved one during the holidays (or any other time of year). 

Caregiving is a daunting task and it can be especially difficult during the holiday season. Remember you are not alone! I hope these 10 tips will help you through this challenging time.


A Powerful Story of Love and Caregiving

Arthur and Angela’s story is a unique one and in this episode, they share it all with us.

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3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

The Link Between Health, Stress & Procrastination

By Roz Jones

As you’ve probably experienced, procrastination can have a huge impact on your success in life. It can also have a big impact on your physical and mental health.

Procrastination is linked to mental health problems like stress and anxiety. When you put off tasks, it leads to stress over having to get things done at the last minute. This can lead to anxiety, fear, and feelings of depression.

This stress can then lead to physical symptoms that can be deadly such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Too much and continual stress is bad for your health as it can lead to insomnia, chronic headaches, stiff muscles, chest pain, fatigue, low sex drive, upset stomach, and obesity.

Procrastination leads to irritability, sadness, restlessness, and excitability, as well as a lack of focus or feeling, overwhelmed and anxious.

Our moods, resulting from procrastinating, can lead us to overeat, exercise less often, have social withdrawal, have angry outbursts, and have drug, alcohol, or tobacco abuse.

We might end up postponing health checkups that would catch problems early or not taking care of ourselves in a healthy way.

All of these can be prevented by reducing or putting a halt to procrastinating. We’ll look at ways to do this later.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

5 Tips for Caregivers to Help Manage Holiday Stress – Part 1

By Roz Jones

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But for caregivers, the holiday season can be a time of increased stress. If you’re providing care for an aging parent or loved one, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the thought of adding holiday parties and shopping to your already full plate. 

Take a deep breath—you’re not alone. According to a survey by Home Instead Senior Care®, 64 percent of caregivers say they experience increased stress during the holidays. To help you stay sane during the next few weeks, we’ve put together a list of 10 tips for caregivers to help manage holiday stress. Here are 5 tips, to get you started on managing your holiday stress

1. Start early: 

One way to reduce stress is to start your holiday preparations early. This will give you more time to take care of tasks and enjoy the season.

2. Delegate: 

Don’t try to do everything yourself—delegate tasks to other family members and friends. This will help lighten your load and allow you to focus on what’s most important.

3. Simplify: 

Don’t feel like you have to go all out this year. Keep things simple and focus on enjoying quality time with your loved ones.

4. Set realistic expectations: 

The holidays don’t have to be perfect—set realistic expectations and make plans that you can realistically execute without feeling overwhelmed. 

5. Take breaks:

Caring for a loved one can be exhausting—make sure to take breaks when you need them and don’t feel guilty about taking some time for yourself. 

The holidays can be difficult for caregivers who are already feeling stressed from their day-to-day responsibilities. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, take some deep breaths and remember that you’re not alone—64 percent of caregivers report increased stress during the holiday season according to Home Instead Senior Care®’s annual study. And use our tips above as a reminder that there are things you can do to proactively manage your stress levels during this festive time of year!


Are you planning to care for your aging loved one or client and don’t have a spouse or children to assist you with day-to-day tasks? Check out my latest podcast to learn about the steps you can take to get the support you need when the time comes!

Some of us chose not to have children, while for others it just didn’t happen. Our work or pets take their place. But, unfortunately, our jobs or cats cannot help us out in case of an emergency or if we become ill.

So how do we plan for elder care when we don’t have a spouse or children? In this episode, I share the steps one can take to get the support one need when the time comes.

Tap in to listen to all the value shared.

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3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

The Basics of Part D Medicare

By Roz Jones

You’re a caregiver. You understand the complex world of insurance and health care. But when it comes to Part D Medicare, you may feel like you’re in over your head. Part D Medicare is a prescription drug plan offered by private insurance companies that are approved by Medicare. It is available to people who have Medicare Part A and/or B, which covers hospital and medical insurance, respectively. 

What is Part D?

Part D is a prescription drug coverage plan that is available to Medicare beneficiaries. This plan helps to cover the costs of prescription drugs that are not covered under Original Medicare. Part D plans are offered by private insurance companies and each plan has its own list of covered drugs, called a formulary. 

How Part D Works

Part D plans vary, so it’s important to do your research to find the one that best meets your aging loved one’s needs. Some plans have low monthly premiums but high deductibles, while others have higher premiums but low deductibles. There is also a wide range in the types and costs of drugs covered by each plan. All plans must offer at least a standard level of coverage set by Medicare. 

Once you enroll your aging loved one in a Part D plan, they will usually pay a monthly premium. They may also have to pay an annual deductible before their coverage begins. After that, they will typically pay coinsurance or copayment for each prescription filled. Some plans charge a late enrollment penalty if you do not sign up for Part D when you first become eligible. 

Part D Medicare can be confusing, but as a caregiver, it’s important to have a basic understanding of how it works. By doing your research and comparing plans, you can find the one that best suits your aging loved one’s needs. And remember, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your local Medicare office for more information.


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Caregivers Trust Your Instincts!

By Roz Jones

Being a caregiver is one of the most rewarding, but also challenging, jobs out there. You are constantly juggling many different tasks and responsibilities, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed.  It is important to remember that you are the expert on your patients and their care and that you should always trust your instincts!

As a caregiver, you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. Not only do you have to provide physical care for your patients, but you also have to provide emotional support. It can be easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind and forget why you became a caregiver in the first place. Remembering why you became a caregiver can help you refocus and approach your job with fresh eyes. 

It is also important to build a support network of family and friends who can offer emotional support when needed. Being a caregiver can be emotionally draining, and it is important to have people in your life who understand what you are going through. These people can offer words of wisdom or just a listening ear when needed. 

Finally, always trust your instincts! You are the expert on your patients and their care. If something doesn’t feel right, or if you have a gut feeling about something, always listen to it. You know your patients better than anyone else, and chances are if something feels off then it probably is. 

Being a caregiver is a challenging but rewarding job. Always remember why you became a caregiver in the first place, build a supportive network of family and friends, and always trust your instincts!


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Part B Medicare: An Overview

By Roz Jones

As a caregiver, you may be responsible for managing your loved one’s health care. If your loved one is enrolled in Medicare, you may be wondering what Part B covers and how it works. Here’s a quick overview of Part B Medicare.

What is Part B Medicare & What Does it cover?

Part B is sometimes called “Medigap” coverage because it helps cover some of the costs not covered by Part A. This can include things like outpatient care, preventive services, and durable medical equipment. 

Who is eligible for Part B Medicare?

In order to be eligible for Part B Medicare, your loved one must be 65 years of age or older and a United States citizen or legal permanent resident. Your loved one may also be eligible if you are under 65 years old and have a disability.

What Doesn’t Medicare Cover?

There are some services that Part B does not cover. It is important to note that Part B Medicare does not cover hospitalization costs of nursing home care. These include long-term care, dental care, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Additionally, Part B has a deductible that must be met before coverage begins. Once the deductible is met, Part B pays for 80% of covered services. Your loved one is responsible for the other 20%. 

How much does Part B Medicare cost?

Part B also has an out-of-pocket maximum. This is the most your loved one will have to pay for covered services in a year. Once the out-of-pocket maximum is met, Part B pays for 100% of covered services for the rest of the year. 

As a caregiver, it is important to be aware of the different types of coverage that are available through Medicare. In this blog post, we’ve given you an overview of what Part B Medicare is and what it covers. We hope this information will be helpful to you as you navigate the world of healthcare with your loved ones.

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Are you a Caregiver who is struggling with being confident in the decisions you have to make for your aging clients or loved ones? Check out the latest episode of The Caregiver Cafe Podcast to learn why you should trust your gut!

As a caregiver, should you trust your gut when making decisions that affect your loved one?
Research has shown that when people base decisions on their instincts, they often come up with the correct answers to problems.

In this episode, I share why you should trust your gut when responsible for the health and well-being of a loved one.

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Medicare, Medicaid, and Hospice Care: What Services Are Covered?

By Roz Jones

When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it’s important to know what kind of care is available to them and how it will be covered. Hospice care is a type of skilled care that focuses on providing comfort and support to patients who are facing a terminal illness. While hospice care can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and at home, most hospice care is provided in the home.

Medicare and Medicaid are two government-sponsored programs that can help cover the cost of hospice care. In general, Medicare will cover hospice care for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less, while Medicaid will cover hospice care for patients with a life expectancy of two months or less.

What Services Are Covered Under Medicare?
Medicare will cover all services related to the terminal illness and its management, including:

  • Doctor services
  • Nursing care
  • Medical equipment (like hospital beds)
  • Prescriptions
  • Home health aides
  • Social work services
  • Dietician services
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Short-term inpatient care (for pain and symptom management)

What Services Are Covered Under Medicaid?

In addition to the services covered under Medicare, Medicaid will also cover:

  • RN Case Management Services (which may include physician services, social work services, homemaker services, and physical therapy)
  • Respite Care (to give caregivers a much-needed break)

When it comes time to make decisions about end-of-life care, it’s important to know what options are available and how they will be covered. Hospice care is a type of skilled care that focuses on providing comfort and support to patients who are facing a terminal illness. Medicare and Medicaid are two government-sponsored programs that can help cover the cost of hospice care. In general, Medicare will cover hospice care for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less, while Medicaid will cover hospice care for patients with a life expectancy of two months or less. Knowing what services are covered under each program can help you make the best decision for your loved one’s care.

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Get Part A Medicare and Be Prepared…

By Roz Jones

What is Part A Medicare?

Medicare Part A is the most important part of your aging loved one’s Medicare coverage. It pays for inpatient hospital care, certain types of nursing facility care, home health care and hospice care. If your aging loved one is eligible for Social Security benefits or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits and has paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years, they are probably eligible to get Part A without having to pay a premium.

How does my aging loved one pay for Part A Medicare?
Part A Medicare pays for itself through monthly premiums that are deducted from your aging loved one’s Social Security benefits. If your aging loved one is not receiving Social Security benefits, they can still enroll in Part A Medicare, but they will have to pay a monthly premium.

Eligibility
Your aging loved one is eligible for Part A Medicare if they are 65 years of age or older. If your loved one is under 65 years of age and has been receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration for at least 24 months.

If your loved one is not eligible for Part A Medicare, they can still enroll in Part B Medicare. Part A Medicare has no annual deductible and no coinsurance amount; however, there is a lifetime maximum benefit limit of $4000.

Part A Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program that covers hospitalization, skilled nursing facility care, hospice care, and home health care. If your aging loved one is 65 years of age or older, or if they are under 65 years of age and have been receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration for at least 24 months, they may be eligible for Part A Medicare. Most people who are eligible for Part A Medicare do not have to pay a monthly premium; however, there is a lifetime maximum benefit limit of $4000.

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Are you looking into admitting your loved one into an assisted living facility? Check out my latest podcast where I share 5 things you should be aware of when finding a facility!

It can be overwhelming to face the fact that your elderly loved one can no longer live independently. Finding a facility that can provide the assistance and care that your loved one deserves can be challenging, and there is a lot at stake.
Elder abuse and neglect are very real concerns in nursing homes and residential care facilities. It is of the utmost importance to do your due diligence prior to admitting your loved one into care. 

In this episode, I share 5 things you should be aware of as you look into admitting your loved one to a living assistant facility. 

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

How to Parent Your Parent – When Roles Are Reversed

By Roz Jones

Caring for an aging parent can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a challenging one. If you find yourself in the role of caregiver, you may feel like you’re parenting your patent. While this arrangement may not be ideal, there are ways to make the best of it. With a little patience and understanding, you can develop a good relationship with your parent and provide them with the care they need. 

Role Reversal Can Be Difficult

It’s not easy to see your parent as someone who needs your help. After all, they’ve been taking care of you for most of your life. But as they age, it’s likely that their health will decline and they’ll need assistance with activities of daily living. This role reversal can be difficult to adjust to, but it’s important to remember that your parent is still the same person they’ve always been. They just need a little extra help now. 

Try to Have Patience

It’s normal to feel frustrated when caring for an aging parent. After all, they may not be able to do things the way they used to and there may be resistance to your help. It’s important to try to have patience and understand that your parent is going through a lot of changes. They may be dealing with declining health, retirement, and other life transitions. All of these changes can be stressful, so try to be understanding. 

Communication Is Key

Good communication is essential when caring for an aging parent. You’ll need to talk about their care needs, budget concerns, and other important topics. These conversations can be difficult, but it’s important to approach them in a respectful way. Try to avoid speaking in absolutes or using ultimatums. Instead, focus on finding a solution that works for both of you. 

Caring for an aging parent can be difficult, but it’s important to remember that your parent is still the same person they’ve always been. They just need a little extra help now. Try to have patience and communicate in a respectful way, and you’ll be able to develop a good relationship with your parent and provide them with the care they need.


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Determining if Your Loved One Qualifies for Medicare

By Roz Jones

Many seniors qualify for Original Medicare (Parts A and B), which is a government health insurance program. Eligibility for Original Medicare is based on several factors, including age, citizenship, residency, and work history. Here’s a breakdown of each factor to help you determine whether your loved one qualifies. 

Age

The eligibility age for Medicare is 65. If your loved one is 64 or younger, they do not qualify for Original Medicare. 

Citizenship & Residency

To be eligible for Medicare, your loved one must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident who has lived in the United States continuously for at least five years. If they do not meet these criteria, they do not qualify for Original Medicare. 

Work History 

Medicare is primarily funded through payroll taxes. As such, most people who qualify for Original Medicare have worked at least 10 years in the United States and have paid into the system through payroll taxes. However, there are some exceptions. For example, people with certain disabilities or those who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) may also qualify for Original Medicare regardless of their work history. 

If you’re not sure whether your aging loved one qualifies for Original Medicare, use this guide as a starting point. Eligibility is determined by several factors, including age, citizenship/residency status, and work history. Keep in mind that there are some exceptions to these rules—for example, people with disabilities or those with ESRD may still be eligible even if they don’t meet all the criteria listed above. When in doubt, it’s always best to contact the Social Security Administration directly to find out for sure whether your loved one qualifies for this important health insurance program.

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Do you know your love language? Check out my latest podcast to learn more about how you can express love to your aging clients or loved ones in the role of a Caregiver.

The 5 love languages as shared by Gary Chapman have been transformational in the lives of many individuals who are looking to build relationships with their loved ones and these are also applicable in caregiving.

In this episode, I share how love can be expressed in caregiving. The caregiver role is one that is full of so many emotions and yet the central expression is love.

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Help! I have no children but I need a Caregiver!

By Roz Jones

You may not have children, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a caregiver. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic illness, recent surgery, or simply need help around the house as you get older, hiring a caregiver can be a great solution. But before you bring someone into your home, it’s important to do your homework and make sure they’re the right fit. Here are four questions to ask.

Do they have experience? 

This may seem like an obvious question, but it’s one that’s worth asking. You want to make sure that the person you’re hiring has experience in the type of caregiving you’re looking for. If you’re looking for someone to help with basic tasks around the house, for example, you don’t necessarily need someone with medical training. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with a more serious health issue, you’ll want to make sure the caregiver has the necessary skills and experience. 

Are they licensed and insured? 

Again, this is an important question to ask—particularly if you’re considering hiring an in-home health care provider. You’ll want to verify that they are licensed and insured in case something happens while they’re on the job. 

What are their availability and hours? 

Caregiving is a demanding job, so it’s important to make sure that the person you hire is able to commit the time and energy required. Discuss their availability and hours upfront so there are no surprises down the road. 

What are their rates? 

This is another question that’s important to address upfront. Caregiving can be expensive, so you’ll want to make sure that the rates are within your budget before moving forward. 

Conclusion: 

Hiring a caregiver can be a great solution if you’re dealing with a chronic illness, recent surgery, or simply need help around the house as you get older—but it’s important to do your homework first. Make sure you ask potential caregivers about their experience, licensing and insurance information, availability, and rates before making your decision. Once you’ve checked all of those boxes, then you can move forward with confidence knowing you’ve found the right fit for your needs.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Reviewing Your Aging Loved One’s Medicare Benefits

By Roz Jones

Medicare open enrollment is approaching fast with the enrollment period beginning on October 15th. As your loved one’s age, it’s important to review their Medicare benefits annually to make sure they’re still getting the best coverage possible. Here are some tips for Caregivers to consider when reviewing your aging loved one’s medicare benefits:

Understand the Benefits

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant). Medicare helps pay for doctor’s services, hospital care, home health visits, and other medical services. In addition to also covering some prescription drugs.

Your aging loved one may be eligible for Medicare if they:

  • Are 65 or older;
  • Have been receiving Social Security disability benefits for 2 years;
  • Are blind or disabled; or
  • Have End-Stage Renal Disease.

Check Your Loved One’s Enrollment

If your aging loved one is already enrolled in Medicare, you should be able to verify from the Social Security Administration. The first thing you should do is check their enrollment information to make sure it’s up-to-date. Ask them if they have their own Social Security card or other documents that show their Medicare enrollment like a statement of benefits or an annual notice about their coverage. If not, ask them to request an update online or by calling 1-(800) 772-1213.

Look at the plan options offered by Medicare during open enrollment and compare them with what your loved one currently has selected. Ensure they are getting the right level of benefits based on their age and health status. This will help you understand how changes might affect him or her financially (and how costly those changes may be). If he/she plans on switching plans this year anyway, now would also be a good time for him/her to pick out new glasses or contacts before they get older and harder to find in stores!

Check that they are getting the right amount of coverage at each stage of life so that there aren’t any gaps in coverage due to deductibles or co-pays in retirement years when medical costs are higher than before retirement age.

Review and Update Your Loved One’s Information

Also if there have been any changes, be sure to review and update your loved one’s information. Make sure their address, phone number, and other contact information are all up to date.

If you find that your loved one’s Medicare coverage needs have changed since the last time they filed claims and paid premiums on their own (or if they’ve never filed before), it’s important to review the benefits carefully so that there are no gaps in coverage. You can learn more about Medicare benefits, enrollment, and updates by visiting medicare.gov or calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

I hope this assists you with understanding Medicare benefits and the enrollment process, but I know it can be confusing and overwhelming at times. If you have any questions or concerns about your aging loved one’s coverage, please don’t hesitate to visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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Is your faith deteriorating while working in the role of a caregiver? Check out my latest podcast to listen to part 2 and find out how Dr. Herbert suggests Caregivers can restore their faith!

In this episode, we continue our conversation about caregivers in a health crisis with Dr. Herbert and we discuss our love for God, Why God, and Who is gonna help me, God.

Much of our love for God can lead us to take up caregiving roles, it may affect our physical well-being and this will have us questioning God on where He is.

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Providing Care for a Family Member in Jail

By Roz Jones

As a caregiver, you may find yourself in the position of providing care for a family member who is incarcerated. This can be a difficult and challenging experience, but there are steps you can take to make it easier on both you and your loved one. Here are some tips on how to provide care for a family member in jail.

  1. It can be difficult to maintain contact with a family member who is incarcerated. You may feel like you’re always playing catch-up, trying to figure out what’s going on in their life. The best way to stay connected is to set up regular communication, whether that’s through phone calls, letters, or visits.
  2. If you’re able to visit your loved one in jail, take advantage of that time by really listening to them and chatting about things other than their current situation. It’s important for them to know that you still see them as the same person, despite their current circumstance. And if you can’t visit, make sure to keep the lines of communication open so they know they can reach out to you whenever they need to.
  3. When it comes to providing care for a family member in jail, one of the most important things you can do is make sure they have access to health care. In many cases, inmates are not given the same level of medical care as they would be if they were not incarcerated. This can lead to serious health problems down the road. 
  4. If your loved one has a chronic condition, make sure they are receiving the medication and treatment they need. If they need surgery or other medical procedures, advocate for them to get the care they need. In some cases, it may be possible for you to bring them outside medication or supplies if the jail does not provide them. 
  5. It’s also important to make sure your loved one is getting enough exercise and healthy food. Inmates are often confined to small spaces with little opportunity for physical activity. And while the food served in jails is typically nutritious, it’s often not very appetizing. If possible, send your loved one care packages with healthy snacks and other treats that will help them stay fueled throughout the day. 

If you have a family member in jail, know that you are not alone. Millions of Americans have a loved one in jail, and there are things you can do to help them through this tough time. Providing care for a family member in jail can be challenging, but it’s important to do what you can to support them through this difficult time. It’s also important to remember that your loved one needs your support now more than ever. By staying in communication and advocating for their health and well-being, you can help make their experience just a little bit easier.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Resources for the Only Child Caregiver

By Roz Jones

Being an only child caregiver, can feel very isolating. You may feel like you’re way in over your head and you have no one to turn to for help or support. But there are many resources available to only child caregivers. Here are a few of the best:

The National Caregivers Library

The National Caregivers Library is a great starting point. They have information on everything from how to deal with difficult behaviors to managing your own stress levels. You can also find support groups in your area or join an online community of caregivers. These groups can be a valuable source of support and information.

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network is a national Family Caregiver Support Program. They offer educational materials, peer support, and referrals to local programs. They also have an online forum where caregivers can connect with each other.

National Alliance for Caregiving 

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit organization that offers support and resources for caregivers. They offer educational webinars, a caregiving library, and an online community.

Talk To Your Family and Friends

You should also talk to your family and friends about your new role. They may be able to offer help and support that you didn’t even know you needed. And don’t forget to take care of yourself. This is a difficult time, and it’s important to make sure that you’re taking care of your own needs as well as your aging loved one’s

Being a caregiver is never easy, but it’s especially challenging when you’re doing it alone. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you through this tough time. Take advantage of them, and lean on your support system—you’ll get through this!


Is your faith deteriorating while working as a Caregiver? Check out my latest podcast to learn ways you can restore your faith!

The caregiving experience is not a light-hearted one, caregivers need care too and sometimes may lose their way.

However, your faith in God is always a reminder that He will come through for you in times of need.  So what happens when the faith is deteriorating and a caregiver is in need?

Dr. Herbert highlights this in Part 1 of this episode.

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1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Caregiving As An Only child

By Roz Jones

As an only child, you may have thought that you would never find yourself in the role of caregiver. But as your parents age, it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that you may need to step in and provide care. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you find yourself in the role of caregiver for an aging parent.

Be Prepared for Higher Expenses

As your parents age, they may need help with day-to-day tasks like cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They may also need assistance with medications and transportation. If you live in a different city than your parents, you may need to travel back and forth frequently to provide care. All of these factors can add up to higher expenses. So it’s important to be prepared financially if you find yourself in the role of caregiver. You may need to make some sacrifices in other areas of your life in order to accommodate the increased expenses. But it’s important to remember that your parents have sacrificed a lot for you over the years, and this is just one way you can show your love and appreciation for them.

Make Time for Yourself

Caregiving can be a full-time job, and it’s important to take some time for yourself amid all the chaos. Make sure to schedule some “me” time into your week so that you can de-stress and recharge. Whether it’s going for a walk, reading your favorite book, or taking a yoga class, taking some time for yourself will help you be a better caregiver in the long run. You might also want to consider joining a support group for caregivers so that you can connect with others who are going through similar experiences. 

Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario 

No one likes to think about worst-case scenarios, but it’s important to be prepared nonetheless. If your parents don’t have a will or power of attorney in place, now is the time to help them get those documents in order. That way, if something happens and they’re unable to make decisions for themselves, you’ll be prepared. It’s also important to have a conversation with your parents about their wishes regarding end-of-life care so that you know what they want and don’t want in case they’re ever unable to communicate those wishes themselves. 

Providing care for an aging parent can be difficult, both emotionally and financially. But by being prepared and taking some time for yourself, you can make the transition smoother for both you and your loved ones.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Caring for Parents From Afar: 4 Tips for Caregivers Living Abroad

By Roz Jones

It can be hard enough to keep up with our own lives, let alone worry about our elderly parents living far away. But as our parents age, it’s important to check in on them and make sure they are safe, healthy, and happy. There are a few things you can do to make sure they are getting the care they need, even if you can’t be there in person. If you live in another country or far away from your parents, here are a few tips for caring for them from a distance.

Keep in Regular Contact

Set up regular check-ins. Whether you call, video chat, or text, make sure to touch base with your parents on a regular basis. This can mean calling, texting, video chatting, or even just sending a weekly email. This will not only allow you to check in on their well-being, but also give them a chance to share any news or worries they may have. You can also use these check-ins as an opportunity to teach them how to use new technologies, like video calling, if they are not already familiar with them. Staying in touch will not only let them know that you are thinking of them, but it will also give you a chance to check in on their well-being and see if they need any help.

Hire Professional Help

If your parents need more care than you are able to provide from afar, you may want to hire professional help. This could be a home health aide to come by a few times a week, or even someone to live with them full-time if they are unable to care for themselves. Just make sure to do your research and find someone who you trust and who will treat your parents with respect. 

Put Together An Emergency Plan

In the event of an emergency, it’s important to have a plan in place so that you can quickly and easily get in touch with your aging loved ones. Make sure your parents know how to reach you in case of an emergency and put together a list of local contacts who can assist them if needed. It’s also a good idea to sign your parents up for an emergency alert system so that they can receive updates and instructions from authorities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency situation.

Power of Attorney 

Another important thing to do is to designate someone as your parents’ power of attorney. This person will be able to make legal and financial decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so themselves. You should discuss this with your parents and whoever else you are considering before making any decisions. 

Caring for your parents from afar can be difficult, but it is possible. The most important thing is to keep in regular contact with them and check in on their well-being. If they need more care than you are able to provide, you may want to hire professional help or designate someone as their power of attorney. By taking these steps, you can rest assured knowing that your parents are getting the care they need even when you’re not there in person.


Are you transitioning into the Caregiver role? Check out my podcast to learn how you can prepare yourself for this position.

In this episode, we speak to Chris Giles who is preparing to care for his mother, and how he is working towards it. 

Preparing for the role of the primary caregiver is not a finger snap and Chris shares what led him to make this decision.

Are you transitioning to the caregiver role like Chris? This is the episode for you.

Press play on it.

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1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

What Will I Need for Post-Hospitalization Care for my Aging Loved One?

By Roz Jones

When a loved one is hospitalized, there are many things to worry about. But once they come home, there are also a lot of details to take care of. Here is a list of what you will need to prepare for post-hospitalization care. Each person’s needs may vary, so be sure to talk to your loved one’s doctor and nurse about what specific instructions they have. With careful planning, you can make the transition from hospital to home as smooth as possible.

As a Caregiver, you will need to stay with your loved one at all times for the first 24 hours after they come home. It may be beneficial to arrange for another family member or caregiver to assist with taking care of your loved one. After that, you will need to ensure that there is someone available to help with meals, personal care, and any home modifications that may be needed.  

  1. Home modifications – Depending on your loved one’s condition, you may need to make some changes to your home. For example, if they are bedridden, you will need to make sure there is plenty of space for them to move around in and that all the furniture is arranged in a way that makes it easy for them to get in and out of bed. If your aging loved one will be wheel chair bound, install a wheelchair ramp and widen doorways. If you have stairs you want to make sure you install rails on both sides of the stairways, in addition to adding grab bars in the bathrooms. This is to ensure youor loved one has easy access inside and outside of the home. Be sure to lower any shelves and organize necessities to ensure your loved one is able to independently reach items whe needed. 
  2. Personal care assistance – Now that your loved one has been released from the hospital they may need your help with bathing, dressing, using the toilet and grooming. You will need to make sure that someone is available to help them with these tasks. Make sure to create a schedule and stick to it so your loved one is properly cared for at all times.
  3. Meal preparation and nutrition – You will need to make sure that your loved one is getting enough nutrients by planning well-balanced meals. If they are on a special diet, you will need to make sure that all their food needs are met. In addition, you should make sure your loved one is eating healthy foods that are easy to digest. Prepare yourself to cook or order in meals to meet your aging loved ones dieting needs.
  4. Medication management – Be sure to keep track of all the medication that your loved one is taking, as well as when and how to take it. You will also need to coordinate refills with the nearest pharmacy.
  5. Transport services – If your loved one is not able to drive themselves, you will need to arrange for transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, etc. This may include assistance with getting in and out of the car, or using public transit. 
  6. Companionship and socialization – Spending time with friends and family can help your loved one recover more quickly. But if you live far away or are unable to visit often, you may want to consider hiring a professional caregiver to provide regular conversation and activities to keep your loved one mentally stimulated.

Post-hospitalization care can be a lot smoother for both you and your loved one if you take the time to plan ahead. Make sure to have all of the necessary supplies on hand, arrange for transportation, and line up any needed home health services. If possible, try to enlist the help of a friend or family member who can assist with post-hospital care. With a little bit of preparation, you can make returning home after a hospital stay an easier process for everyone involved.


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How to Prepare for Your Aging Loved One to be Discharged from the Hospital

By Roz Jones

Caregivers play an important role in hospital discharge planning. After your loved one has been hospitalized, the time will come when they are ready to be discharged and go home. This can be both an exciting and stressful time, as you prepare to take on the role of caregiver. If you are a caregiver for an aging loved one who is being discharged from the hospital, there are several things you can do to ensure a smooth transition.

It is important to be involved in the discharge planning process. Be sure to understand all of the discharge instructions from the hospital. Talk to your loved one’s doctor and nurses about what to expect when going home. Make sure you understand any instructions or medications that need to be given. This includes medication schedules, diet restrictions, and any recommended activity levels.

It is also important to have a plan in place for follow-up care, including appointments with specialists and home health care services. Plan for any special needs your loved one may have when they return home. This may include arranging for transportation, setting up medical equipment, or making changes to the home to accommodate disabilities. Make sure your home is safe and comfortable for your loved one, with plenty of rest areas and easy access to necessities.

Be prepared to take on additional responsibilities when your loved one comes home. This may include providing medications, assisting with meals or bathing, and helping with physical therapy exercises.

Assemble a list of resources that can help you care for your loved one. This may include contact information for their doctor, support groups for caregivers, or local home health agencies.

Caregivers play a critical role in hospital discharge planning and ensuring a safe transition home for their aging loved ones. Planning ahead can make all the difference in making this process as smooth as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to discuss them with your loved one’s doctor or nurse.


Are you a Caregiver for a loved one who is incarcerated? Are you trying to find ways to cope? Did you catch last week’s podcast? Check out part 2 of my podcast to learn about the impact of incarceration where you will learn tips on how to deal with the children involved and ensure their mental health is in check!

In this episode, we continue last week’s conversation about having loved ones who are locked up and how it affects their family.

As the caregiver for children whose family members are incarcerated, it can be hard to navigate a relationship with them and this can have a toll on the caregiver and child.

So how do you deal with the children and ensure their mental health is in check? Listen to this episode.

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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

How Caregivers Can Make The Most of National Grandparent’s Day

By Roz Jones

September 11th is National Grandparent’s Day, a time to celebrate the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. While the day is mostly about showing your appreciation for the older generation, it can also be a great opportunity for Caregivers to spend time with and gain some advice and wisdom from their elders. Here are five tips on how to make the most of this special day.

  1. Thank your grandparents for all they’ve done for you: Believe it or not, grandparents are indispensable. Whether they are looking after young children in the family or cooking a meal for Sunday dinner, grandparents seem to always show up when needed. Express your gratitude for them by simply saying “thank you”.
  2. Spend time with them, whether that means going out to eat or visiting them at home: Include your grandparents in your plans for the day on September 11th. Whether you are looking to go out to eat for the day or looking to cook dinner for the evening, extend an invitation, you may just make their day!
  3. Show them how much you appreciate them with a small gift or thoughtful gesture: Sometimes simply saying thank you isn’t adequate enough. Check out this article to find out 10 ways you can show gratitude when “Thank You” is inadequate.
  4. Tell stories about your childhood and the things you loved doing together: Reminiscing on the good times is always a great time to spend time with your loved one and can end up putting a smile on their face. Take a stroll down memory lane to make your grandparent laugh or smile.
  5. If your grandparents live far away, Facetime or Skype with them so they can be a part of the day: If your grandparents live far away, don’t worry, with the age of technology there is always a way to include your grandparents on their special day.

Whether you’re spending time with your grandparents today or not, make sure to take the time to appreciate them. They’ve likely had a lot of life experiences that they can share with you if you’re willing to listen. And who knows? You may learn something new that changes the course of your life.


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver.