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perfectionism
By Andy Ratana, 4:30 pm on October 15, 2017

If you’re a caregiver and a perfectionist, you may be facing an uphill battle. Caregiving is a demanding job and it’s critical to accept that not everything will be perfect. As a caregiver, there are many things you cannot control and at the end of the day the most important…

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By Andy Ratana, 11:04 am on July 23, 2017

Technology changes everything and that includes caregiving. Over the next ten years, it promises to make caregiving easier and improve the ability to care for loved ones. Whether you’re a dementia caregiver or long-distance caregiver, there are more and more resources to help with caregiving every day. The human touch will also be…

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By Andy Ratana, 8:37 pm on June 26, 2017

We have written a lot about the physical and emotional impact of being a long-distance caregiver, along with the high levels of stress that can lead to caregiver burnout. There is one more important issue to discuss and that is the impact that long-distance caregiving responsibilities can have on work….

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aging-loved-one
By Andy Ratana, 11:06 am on February 7, 2016

As the number of people over the age of 80 continues to grow more quickly than the number of people born, there is an increasing need for long-term care options. Many of us are finding ourselves in a position where we will either need to be a family caregiver or hire a professional caregiver. As someone who has dedicated her career to the care of seniors, I am aware of the qualities we can develop in ourselves as family caregivers or look for in professional caregivers to ensure our loved ones are cared for with the dignity and compassion he or she deserves. Here are 7 habits of highly effective…

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