Caregiving

 Rick and three of his siblings pose with Nora (in orange)

The Angel Who Brightened His Mother's Final Years

Living 3,000 miles away, Executive Editor Rick Hamlin wished he could do more for his aging mother. Then came a caregiver named Nora...

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Adult siblings discuss a loved one's situation

Share the Care: 7 Tips for Sibling Family Caregivers

An expert on family ties and aging offers suggestions to help siblings cooperate in caring for parents.

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Rick Hamlin with Nora, his late mother's caregivern

This Caregiver Became Like Family to Rick Hamlin

Listen as Guideposts' Executive Editor has a conversation with Nora, the inspiring woman who cared for Rick's mother in her final years.

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An unknown caller on a smartphone.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved One from Covid-19 Scams

Knowing what to look for is your first line of defense against fraudsters who prey on the vulnerable.

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Tips to Help Caregivers Handle the Challenges of Covid-19

Making contingency plans and staying virtually connected with others can make it easier to navigate through this time.

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5 Tips for Caregiving for Loved Ones Through Video Chats

Physical distancing measures are preventing in person visits, but that doesn't mean you can't provide care. 

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Jeanette and her mother

Was She Up to the Challenge of Caring for Her Difficult Mother?

She ultimately gave up the guilt and accepted that her best was good enough.

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A frustrated caregiver

6 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Anger

Caring for a loved one can be difficult and frustrating at times. Here are some ways to productively deal with this difficult emotion.

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Her Fears Made Her Angry at Her Husband of 60 Years

When her husband fell twice in six months, she should have been sympathetic. Why was she resentful instead?

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Luanne and husband Bob

A Caregiver's Well-Deserved Staycation

As the primary caregiver for her husband with Alzheimer's, she struggled to take time for herself. But a restorative sanctuary was just blocks away.

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Joel and his grandma Barb

Her Autistic Son Taught Her to Live in the Present

During a visit to her mother-in-law with Alzheimer's, her son opened her eyes to God's many blessings.

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A caregiver comforts an Alzheimer's patient

The Angels Who Carried His Mother Home

Summoned to his mother's hospice bedside, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan learned that she was in good hands for her homeward journey.

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