Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association

Caregiver Tips for Holiday Season

Winter Bulletin
Winter Bulletin

Winter Bulletin

Brookdale National Group Respite Program

We often hear that some of the most comforting and affirming words come from other caregivers who are also learning along the way. The practical tips and sound advice from those that are on this caregiving journey can also be very grounding and helpful. This bulletin offers guidance and insights specific to this time of year as traditions, relationships, and the potential for heightened stress come into focus.

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Holiday Tips for Caregivers (and anyone with parents)

Read and share with others, Holiday Tips for Caregivers (and anyone with parents), by Kira Reginato, who offers a resource rich website for caregivers, that includes a blog, radio show podcasts, and an Eldercare Tips page. Visit: https://callkira.com to learn more helpful information and to sign-up for a free eNewsletter. Read more here.
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Gifts of Caregiving: Healing Relationships

The article, Gifts of Caregiving: Healing Relationships, by Susanne White is a fine example of the reflections and encouragement found at the Caregiver Warrior website, where practical and moral support is presented in abundance. Take a look at: https://www.caregiverwarrior.comwhere you will find resources and a downloadable, free eBook for caregivers. Read more here.

All photographs by Vicki Victoria. Raised in San Francisco by a single mother, Vicki Victoria appreciated the community-based programs and services that helped her and her family. As an adult, she then embraced a career in nonprofit services and working with elders. Vicki is also a visual artist who paints and photographs, among other talents and passions.

When Vicki’s mother’s health became compromised, she convinced her to stay with her, helped to guide her mother to healthier food choices, and introduced gardening and a regular walking program. After a year, her mother was well enough to return to her own home.

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