Reader's Tips

Send us your Senior Care Tips for a chance to win

Here is where we celebrate our readers by sharing their caregiving tips. Join the youCARE contest! From now until the end of the year, you could win $250 for sharing your favorite tip with us! Just send a photo of you and your loved one, along with a tip or some advice you have for other caregivers. It could be a sentence, a paragraph, or a full article. Whatever you have to say, we want to hear it! All submissions will appear right here, on this page.* Every six weeks throughout 2013, we’ll select a winner, who will get a $250 Visa® gift card. You can get the full list of rules hereSo, send us your story and good luck! 

 

Read all the YouCare Contest Entries here OR submit YOUR Caregiver Tips here.


Featured Caregiver Tip

Empathy is an important part of being a senior caregiver by Angil Tarach-Ritchey

Because of an experience I had when I started in eldercare in 1977, as a 17 year old girl working in a nursing home, I know how important empathy is in care, and know that when care providers know about the lives of their patients/residents prior to becoming a care recipient, they are more empathetic.

My grandmother was not the same person she had always been, once the dementia took control of her memory. Continue reading.

 


Your Caregiver Stories and Tips

Caregiver Tip Submission - Jayne Sallerson

  • Don't be afraid to speak upMy biggest tip is to be a persistent advocate for your parent when they are getting medical attention. Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask a lot of questions! 

Caregiver Tip Submission - Anonymous submission

  • Ask for help. Ask other family members, friends or consider highing a professional, non-medical caregiver for help. 

Caregiver Tip Submission - Anonymous submission

  • Find supportYou don't have to go through this alone. Find a local caregiver support group, which will help you understand that what you are feeling and experiencing is normal for someone in your position.

Caregiver Tip Submission - Anonymous submission

 

* We reserve the right to not publish any submission that we feel is either inappropriate or not relevant to the topic of senior caregiving.