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Carol .. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I'm a business owner helping families connect with Senior Services through-out the U.S. I know what it's like to be a family caregiver living at a distance from my elder parents. I helped them through the aging process. It was tough on us since I lived 125 miles away from them. I developed... Full Bio
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BackUp Care for Employees by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Did you know that more organizations are starting to use backup care? Employers are considering adding as a work/life benefit because it can reduce absentee ... Read on »
Caregiving and Anger - A Paradox? by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving As a caregiver, no doubt you know you are doing a wonderful, loving thing in caring for your elder...and....do you ever feel anger? Are you ashamed of it? Do You ... Read on »
Caregiving Made Easy - A Survival Kit for New Caregivers by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Preparing for the Caring Journey I look back on the past six years spent caring for Mom and Dad-worrying myself incessantly, hoping for a miracle in vai ... Read on »
So You're a Caregiver! by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Congratulations, you're a caregiver! Welcome to the world of ambiguity and confusion. I'm happy to meet working family caregivers because I know that you understa ... Read on »
Are You a Caregiver? Beginning the Process by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Since we’ve determined ‘who’ caregivers are, here are some things to think about as you begin your caregiving process. The Elder You Care for is an Adult ... Read on »
Are You a Caregiver? by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It’s rarely possible to pick out a caregiver in a crowd. Why? Because we, who care for loved ones, don’t think we’re fulfilling a role! It’s just part of who we are ... Read on »
Working Caregivers, the Silent Population by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When reading articles about working family caregivers, we are often times called The Silent Population. Makes me think why are we silent? You'd think with jugglin ... Read on »
Do You Listen Well? by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving One of the best skills for a caregiver to develop is listening! As someone once quoted to me, God gave me two ears and one mouth. Sometimes it's difficult to listen ... Read on »
Great Place to Work for Family Caregivers by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Now that's a topic I want to see addressed more often. If you're a working family caregiver, what would some of your expectations be? I know what mine are!! First, ... Read on »
The Buzz on Caregiving Burnout by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Most family caregivers are thrown into the endeavor of helping their aging mom, dad, grandparent or relative soon after a senior event. That's what happened to me a ... Read on »
Celebrating Dad by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This week is dedicated to celebrating dad! It's over a month ago that he passed from my world unto a better one. I know it's better than the one he lived in for sev ... Read on »
Caring for an Aging Senior by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When I read stories about caring for aging relatives especially when the caregiver is a young mother, shows me the irony in caregiving roles. We contribute to anoth ... Read on »
Tips for Working Caregivers Helping Aging Parents by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When starting down the path of caring for aging relatives, the road is gets very wide. The number of resources available to you is great but the focus on "which ... Read on »
How to Deal with Costly Medications by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Medications and medical costs can rob your bank account! My mom's monthly charges for prescription drugs... over the top! I remember seeing her bills exceed $10, ... Read on »
Caregiver Stress Options by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Reading information on "taking time out for yourself" can help with imbalances. Work/life responsibilities is one of the biggest imbalances we seek to mellow out ... Read on »
A CheckList Every Family Needs by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving We prepared well in advance knowing where our parents current accounts and policies were located. That's something my dad insisted we knew about, just in case. ... Read on »
Dealing with Working Caregiver's Challenges by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Welcome back! Are you looking for ways to meet head-on the challenges of balancing work and caregiving? What's helpful are the phone calls.. checking on m ... Read on »
Working Caregivers, the Challenges by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving An interesting study funded by MetLife Foundation and presented by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP: The frequently reported unmet needs of working ca ... Read on »
More Tips on Avoiding Senior Scams by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving ABC News and USA Today report on the costs of caring for elderly parents. When it comes to helping to pay for your elderly parents' expenses, shou ... Read on »
WorkingCaregiver Semi-finalist for Al Marks Inventive Mind Grant From Idea Cafe by Carol .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving WorkingCaregiver.com Semi-finalist for Al Marks Inventive Mind Grant From Idea Cafe AUSTIN TX/EWORLDWIRE/July 23, ... Read on »