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National Caregivers Day

by Deah on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:10 AM

Caregivers have become the foundation of long-term care worldwide. Without the tireless and thankless dedication of caregivers our health care system would truly be stretched beyond its limits.

Caregivers Face Higher Risk of Mental Health Issues

by Deah on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:35 AM

I can see where it is possible that caregivers can face a higher risk of mental health problems. Not only in caregiving roles I have played, but while witnessing others, I have seen the physical and mental exhaustion. When we get to that point and then do not take care of ourselves, we not only face possible mental health issues but other illnesses as well.

Caregivers Legal Rights

by Deah on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:42 AM

A caregivers duties and responsibilities may include many things such as: bathing and grooming, toiletry needs, dressing, preparing meals, shopping, preparing and administering medications, housekeeping, laundry, transportation to appointments, therapy, and so much more. While taking care of all of these needs for a loved one you may also have your own household and family duties.

Lack of Planning

by Deah on Thursday, January 4, 2018 8:33 AM

As we go about life in our earlier years, we do not give much consideration to what our elder years are going to look like - financially or physically. This lack of planning can cause a great burden on the family if not given proper consideration. As we baby boomers are now entering this stage of life, we will put an even bigger burden on our loved ones and possible on our long term care options.

What it Means to Be a Caregiver

by Deah on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:53 PM

Often, becoming a caregiver creeps up on a person. It starts by someone asking you to do a small task for them and builds from there. The next thing you know you are running more errands, doing the shopping, preparing meals, and taking them to appointments. That’s how it started for us with my parents and my mother in-law. It was a sudden event for taking care of my father in-law. These sudden caregiver duties can be triggered by a sudden debilitating medical event such as a stroke, heart attack, cancer, etc.

November is Time to Celebrate Family Caregivers

by lori paterno on Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:02 PM

Celebrated each November, National Family Caregivers Month is a time set aside to recognize and honor family caregivers across our nation. Family members devote countless hours every day providing care to their loved ones. As Barack Obama declared in 2012, “We recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.”

The Toxic Caregiver

by Deah on Monday, August 28, 2017 4:53 PM

I find it amazing that people with the same common goal can have so many different opinions on how to get there. There always seems to be that one toxic person who can cause complications. I read somewhere that at the root of the “trouble maker” is the dissatisfied notion that he or she is not being paid enough attention. In my personal experience, I can see where this might be true. That one person might be present when siblings and/or other family members are providing joined caregiving duties. While most of the time it is enormously helpful to have their help, it can also be a source of grief and stress.

Giving Thanks to Family Caregivers

by Deah on Monday, November 14, 2016 11:31 PM

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to say thank you and offer support to the 40 million plus family caregivers in the United States. These people are our friends, neighbors, relatives, and coworkers.



When Do I Get a Break?

by Deah on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:14 AM

As I was driving this morning, I found myself starting to tear up about the things left undone at home and company coming later this week, staying through the weekend.

Deah Bowes

Asking for Help

by lori paterno on Thursday, February 6, 2014 11:06 AM

I don't know about you - but I hate asking for help.  I hate it for so many reasons I don't even know where to start.  I think the main reason is that I do not like admitting that I need any help in the first place!  I like being independent and not needing to wait or rely on other people.


Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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