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 By Dani Kebschull    Health    June 1, 2022

Family caregiver support program wants your feedback

During the month of June, staff at the Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will be traveling from Seward to Nikiski to introduce the program to more people and to gather feedback from family caregivers, as well as potential family...

 
 By Dani Kebschull    Health    May 1, 2022

Respite and caregiving without guilt

Why is it that the words “respite” and “guilt” seem to go hand in hand? Why do caregivers feel we are somehow failing our loved one by admitting that we need help, need time to recharge our batteries, or just time to play a little? Perhaps...

 

Caregivers must focus on their own nutrition

Are you a family caregiver? You may not think of yourself that way, but if you spend time tending to the needs or concerns of a person with an ongoing illness, injury or disability, you are considered a caregiver. Approximately 85% of people with dem...

 

Tips for family caregivers during the holidays

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many caregivers can become overwhelmed physically and emotionally. Jane Felczak, RN, a family caregiving expert, offers these practical tips to help caregivers make it through the holidays without losing...

 
 By Dani Kebschull    Health    June 1, 2021

Family caregiver tip of the month

If you are a family caregiver and have been feeling as if you are particularly stressed out by all the duties and responsibilities that come with your role, you are not alone. Here are some facts about caregiver stress from Caring.com: 40% of...

 
 By Dani Kebschull    Health    May 1, 2021

Family caregiver tip of the month

Caring for someone else can and will involve all the management skills you can muster. Depending on your loved one’s needs, you might be managing a variety of things from medications to bathing, to transportation. The more organized you are, the ea...

 
 By Dani Kebschull    Health    June 1, 2019

Day centers are more than places for naps

Have you heard of adult day services and if you have, what does it bring to mind? Hopefully not a group of seniors sitting in recliners, napping. Adult day services (sometimes also referred to as “day care”) provide quality care and companionship...

 
 By Dani Kebschull    Health    July 1, 2013

Family caregiver tip of the month

(Taken from Action for Happiness) Gratitude is known to be good for us and those around us. Yet it isn’t always our automatic response and we often take the good things in our lives for granted. So we have to consciously learn to get into the...

 

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