We’re part of the CareGiving.com Holiday Blog Party!

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Welcome to DailyCaring! We’re so glad you stopped by

We hope you’ve been enjoying the CareGiving.com holiday blog party! We’re so happy to welcome you to our community of family caregivers.

 

A little about us

We’re the best free website & daily email newsletter for families who are caring for older adults. Our practical tips, useful resources, and relevant info help you solve day-to-day caregiving challenges.

The most helpful part? We get right to the point and keep our articles short.

 

Win a prize!

To celebrate the holiday blog party, we’re excited to offer a prize drawing!

One lucky winner will get a copy of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, by Barry Jacobs, and a Starbucks gift card.

To enter the prize drawing, leave one (or more) comments below telling us about your biggest caregiving challenge or what you’re most grateful for this year.

Please include your email address so we can get in touch with you if you win. Don’t worry, we won’t add you to our mailing list — unless you sign up on your own, of course!

 

Learn about caregiving in bite-sized pieces

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to caregiving, but you don’t have to know everything right away. We break things down into bite-sized pieces so you won’t feel overwhelmed.

Before you go, make sure to sign up for our daily email newsletter because we know you’ve already got too much to do. With our emails, you’ll get a daily dose of our helpful tips delivered straight into your email inbox — effortless!

 

Get extra support during the holidays

The holidays can be an extra-stressful time for caregivers. Take care of yourself by remembering to pause and take a few deep breaths whenever you start to feel stressed.

And, check out some of our helpful holiday tips:

 

Get answers to 3 common caregiving challenges

To get familiar with our website, check out our answers to these 3 common caregiver challenges:

 

We hope you enjoy your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Warm wishes for a peaceful holiday season,
Connie and Brian
Founders

 
Prize drawing details: One winner will be selected at random from the comments below this article. Multiple entries are allowed. Winning comment time and date stamp must be before 12 midnight Pacific Time on 12/12/15. To win, you must be over 21 years old, have a valid email address, and receive the prize at a U.S. shipping address.

11 Comments

  • Reply December 18, 2015

    Connie Chow

    Congrats to our drawing winner Lillie!

  • Reply December 12, 2015

    Kaye Swain

    Thanks for a very interesting article for the Caregiving.com Holiday Progressive Blog Party. I’m looking forward to reading the next article as well, with holiday ideas. I care for my senior mom and one of our challenges is technology. As it gets better, it also gets more challenging and often leaves her (and other elderly seniors) left behind.

    Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas and New Year’s.

    Kaye

    • Reply December 12, 2015

      Connie Chow

      Hi Kaye,

      Thank you for stopping by! We’ve got quite a few articles with holiday ideas for seniors and caregivers. Check them out here — http://dailycaring.com/tag/holidays/

      If you or you mom have questions about technology, I’m happy to help answer them.

      Happy holidays!
      Connie

  • Reply December 12, 2015

    Denise Brown

    I’m so enjoying your website!!

    It’s been terrific to be connected to you and your great work. 🙂 I’m so glad you’ve joined our blog party!!

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

    • Reply December 12, 2015

      Connie Chow

      Hi Denise,

      Thank you for visiting! I’m so glad you’re finding our site useful 🙂 Thank you for inviting us to join this great holiday party — genius idea!

      Happy holidays!
      Connie

  • Reply December 7, 2015

    Hussy

    I’m delighted to learn about this site. I care for my husband, who is only 54, but I see some senior caregiving on the horizon — my husband’s mother, who at 78 is still able to live independently, but she does have a couple of health issues and is beginning to slow down.

    My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a little over two years ago. I am grateful for every day we have together.

    It’s great that so many sites are participating in the Holiday Progressive blog party — a wonderful way to learn about additional resources and meet more caregivers. I’ve been a member of Caregiving.com for a couple of years. I’m also a member of a CancerCare online support group for the spouses and family members of pancreatic cancer patients. In addition I frequent WhatNext.com, the Pancreatic Cancer Forum, and ACOR’s listserve for pan can.

    Happy Holidays!

    • Reply December 7, 2015

      Connie Chow

      Hi Hussy,

      Thank you for stopping by! I’m so happy you’ve found our site. It’s great that you’re using so many caregiving resources — there’s no such thing as too much support.

      I hope you and your family enjoy the holidays and look forward to seeing you around our website!

      Happy holidays!
      Connie

  • Reply December 6, 2015

    Chris

    What a great website, clear, clean and easy to find terrific information for Caregivers! This is my fourth year participating in the Holiday Progressive Blog party and while our Caregiving journey has ended, I still believe, and will always believe that it is an honor to be a caregiver! Now, 18 months past Caregiving, I am learning now how to care for myself. So in a since, I am still in Caregiving mode, it is just a different and new role.

    I think the biggest challenge Caregivers face is the realization that we need to set an daily intention for ourselves. Whether that is five minutes a day, just to be by ourself or a planned 30 minute walk or meditation, setting an intention while in the midst of Caregiving is essential to our own personal health and well-being. And you know who wants you to take better care of yourself, too? Your Caree!

    I’ve learned that the good days far out weighted the bad days while on our Caregiving journey, and I would do it again, without any hesitation.

    Enjoy the holiday blog party!!!!

    • Reply December 6, 2015

      Connie Chow

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for visiting and for the kind feedback! I’m so glad you find our site useful. My caregiving journey also ended this year, so there’s been a lot to adjust to. I agree, learning to care for myself is a very different mode to be in.

      I love the idea of setting a daily intention, it’s a great way to incorporate self-care into every day and not let it get pushed to the bottom of the list.

      Happy holidays!
      Connie

  • Reply December 6, 2015

    Lillie

    My name is Lillie, I’m a long time (17 years) caregiver to my mom who is a multiple stroke victim. My mom is 89 years old.

    The thing I am most grateful for this year is that there were no hospital stays. We did visit the ER one or two times but none of those required overnight stays in the hospital. I’m knocking on wood because the year is not over yet.

    I am also grateful that I have been able to spend another year with my mom, she is basically healthy. There is no disease process, just aging process.

    Thank you for participating in Caregiving.com blog party. I have been a member of Caregiving.com since 2009, I moderate a daily chat there and participate as much as I can, which is A LOT!

    • Reply December 6, 2015

      Connie Chow

      Hi Lillie!

      It’s great to “meet” you 🙂 Thank you for sharing what you’re grateful for — both are wonderful. And we’ll knock on wood about the hospital stays for you too!

      It’s so nice that you’re active in the Caregiving.com community – they’re lucky to have you as a chat moderator. We’re so happy you stopped by and hope you find the DailyCaring site helpful as well!

      Happy holidays,
      Connie

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