Presbyterian Senior Living is dedicated to educating caregivers, both new and experienced, on the ins and outs of caregiving, at every step of the way. Because caregiving isn't a cakewalk.
You've just found out that your loved one needs your help, or have been caregiving for less than a year.
You've been caring for your loved one for a while, and are looking for a little extra help.
The stress of caregiving is starting to take its toll. You may need significant outside help.
Maybe your loved one has reached a certain age, and is constantly asking for your help. Maybe your loved one has fallen, and needed to be rushed to a medical facility. Either way, this is the moment that you realize that caregiving will soon be a major part of your life.
This stage of caregiving is a lot of trial and error. You'll be learning from nurses, caregivers, doctors, and other professionals, but you'll also do a lot of learning on your own.
We've hand picked the content below to guide you through the first stage of caregiving. Spend some time reading and understanding what to expect here, and always remember that the focus is on your loved one.
As you start to assume more responsibility in your loved one's life, you may also start to feel more stress or anxiety. Caring for a loved one can be very fulfilling, but it does have its ups and downs.
Download this guide to learn how you can better manage your new life as a caregiver.
You may be worrying about your parents' financial situation. Here's how you can help.
How you can start the caregiving conversation with your elderly loved one.
Apps for your smartphone may be able to give you some much needed breathing room in your day-to-day life.
You've been caring for your elderly loved one for a year or more, and you know the ins and outs of their needs. Most day-to-day duties are being taken care of smoothly and without issue, but sometimes unexpected problems can crop up.
Once you get into a groove taking care of your loved one, things can get a little easier. However, that doesn't mean it'll be smooth sailing 100% of the time. Unanticipated problems can disrupt business as usual.
We've hand picked the content below to guide you through the second stage of caregiving. Spend some time reading and understanding what to expect here, and always remember that the focus is on your loved one.
Finding engaging activities for a loved one with Alzheimer's can be hard. Here are a few to get you started.
Adult Day Services can be extremely helpful for caregivers, but many people don't know what they are!
If your loved one suffers an injury, it's good to know what to expect for their rehab.
Maybe caring for your elderly loved one has taken over almost every aspect of your life, or you're struggling to get through each day without a breakdown. While caring for your loved one is noble, it shouldn't come at the detriment to your own health.
You may find yourself constantly exhausted, both physically and emotionally. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you may be beginning the process of looking for facilities that can help you alleviate some of the stress.
We've hand picked the content below to guide you through this stage of caregiving. Spend some time reading and understanding what to expect here, and remember, it's okay to ask for help.
Deciding what kind of care your elderly loved one needs can be a difficult task.
A Continuing Care Retirement Community may be the best choice for care for your elderly loved one.
If caring for your loved one is becoming too much of a strain, you may want to consider other options.
You may have come to the conclusion that a senior living community is the right choice for your elderly loved one. Now you're trying to decide which type of community is the best fit.
You'll be doing a lot of research on different communities and the benefits each one offers. You may also see some resistance from your loved one if they are reluctant to move out of their home.
We've hand picked the content below to guide you through this stage of caregiving. Spend some time reading and understanding what to expect here, and always remember that the focus is on your loved one.
What to look for in a senior living community.
How to tell if the community you're looking at is a great one.
The cities in PA that are the best for senior living.