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Empowering Professionals in Aging Webinar Series

The Home Instead® network’s Family Caregiver Support Web Seminar Series features free monthly seminars for senior care professionals on a variety of topics that can help set them apart as experts in their field.

Support Can Help Stressed-Out Spouses of Cancer Patients

For those who are taking care of a spouse who is seriously ill, a good piece of advice is to make sure that caregiver stays as healthy – physically and mentally – as possible. That’s why respite help is so important. Home Instead CAREGiversSM are often called to give weary family caregivers a break.

Home Care Helps Lessen Personal and Professional Cost of Caregiving

You’ve not been the same since your dad got sick. In fact, you’re not feeling the best lately either. Last time you were at the doctor your blood pressure was up. And the stress of worrying about whether or not Dad is safe is keeping you awake at night and making it harder to focus at work.

Caregivers For Seniors Need More Support

We often don't understand the many aspects of informal caregiving, including the positive effects it has on the person needing care and the potentially negative consequences it can have for an informal caregiver.

My 75 year old mother has health issues and is depressed. She lives with me and expects me to spend all my free time with her. I've taken her to a support group but she refuses to attend. What can I do?

Question: My mother is diabetic and has had chronic depression all her life. Despite medication and re-adjustments, she has become a severe recluse and expects me to spend all of my free time with her. She is only 75 yrs old and is completely mobile. She can still drive, shop and perform most self care…

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