Holidays and Caregiving

The Holidays are upon us, and even in a good year, the Holidays can be incredibly stressful. If we take the time to think about the pressure that we put upon ourselves to make sure everyone has a “perfect” holiday, we will come to realize that we are putting too much stress on ourselves.  There are cookies to bake,Continue reading “Holidays and Caregiving”

Medicare Open Enrollment

If you have turned on a TV lately you already know that it is Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period from October 15th thru December 7th. Most people try to ignore or avoid this time completely, but truly that is not in your best interest. Now is the time to look ahead to 2022 and think about any medical things that mayContinue reading “Medicare Open Enrollment”

Resilience: How to handle those “Curve Balls” life throws your way.

Resilience is the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events.  Being resilient doesn’t mean you don’t experience stress, emotional upheaval and suffering, it’s about how you handle it.  Resiliency can be learned or acquired over time, here are some helpful tips for honing your resiliency as a Caregiver.

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated, How to protect yourself and others

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated againstContinue reading “When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated, How to protect yourself and others”

Vaccine Card Scams: Don’t Flaunt your Card

As the COVID-19 Vaccine makes it’s way through the nation people are eager to get it and show their loved ones that they’ve received it. I’ve seen many pictures of friend’s vaccine cards on various social media sites, most of whom are nurses, showing the world they’ve received the vaccine and encouraging others to getContinue reading “Vaccine Card Scams: Don’t Flaunt your Card”

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

The changes in someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia tend to happen gradually over time. It becomes noticeable that they repeat comments or questions in a 10 minute conversation or forget names of family/friends they’ve known for years. A loved one may not be able to retain new information or they mayContinue reading “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”

Welcome to “Caregiver to Caregiver”

Welcome to “Caregiver to Caregiver!” And say hello to our team of Caregiver Consultants, Merry McGowen, Carol Soma and Mary Kay Laabs, who are eager to support caregivers and their senior loved ones in Faribault County. We work individually and in small groups to provide education and information that will be useful to you now.Continue reading “Welcome to “Caregiver to Caregiver””