LA Elderly Resources

LA Elderly Resources It is stressful enough caring for an elderly loved one. Take a peek into the world of acronyms, abbreviations, and definitions for eldercare. Placements of Care SNF-Skilled Nursing Facility Setting with nurses capable of more involved care like administering medication, tending to wounds, tube feeding (enteral feeding) among other procedures. ALF- Assisted […]

The Blessing of a Used Book

As it became more clear that the pandemic would be around for a while, I began to think more critically about how I use my time in positive ways. I continued to engage in the common practices–exercise, time in nature, organizing closets, finding new recipes to try etc. All have become part of my household […]

How Can I Prevent Caregiver Burnout?

Being a caregiver to an elderly client/ loved one can sometimes feel like an exhausting endeavor.  Here are some steps you can take to help prevent caregiver burnout: Find someone you trust — such as a friend, co-worker, or neighbor — to talk to about your feelings and frustrations. Set realistic goals, accept that you […]

Compassion Fatigue: When Caregivers Go Beyond Burnout

Most caregivers experience times when the fatigue and frustration of providing care for a loved one can border on caregiver burnout. Even though I’ve handled caring for multiple elders and their unique needs reasonably well, there have been moments when I’ve wondered how much longer I could keep it up. During those times, I came […]