What Do You Really Want?

Blue flower

Blue flower (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

What do you really want? I want love and the means to take care of my family. I have very little time or money! Sound familiar? The problem with my situation is; I’m a caregiver to my Mom and my Husband and I don’t have the time to make money but I do have the love so that keeps me going!

I have spent more money on scams, trying to make money from home on the net. The sad thing is I know I am not the only one! I am a hard worker, love my family and pets. I just keep on trying to get by and it is so irritating to be duped so many times just trying to care for my loved ones. I know, if it sound too good to be true, we’ll you know the rest. Anyway I am still trying so wish me luck and any sound advice or criticism, send my way!

I have started a site called Caregiver Blues and from the comments I have received I guess it isn’t too bad, but wouldn’t you know it? I have made no money from it and the site is down again. Sometimes it is depressing!  I’ll keep on trying but I have nothing more to pay out so I’ll just keep plucking along with what I have and hope for the best. Thanks for listening to my ramblings, I’m sure I’ll be more positive on my next post. Well, Maybe.

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Thursday January 03, 2013 – Issue #620
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If you are receiving this issue of caregiver newsletter as a forward, and would like to get your own  subscription, click to subscribe.From The Editor

Back to the Future

Throughout history, there have been many examples that prove looking backwards is not such a great idea (just ask Lot’s wife), so I hope it does not bode poorly that I am doing so in my first message of 2013.  Besides, my doctor was adamant I reduce my salt content.

With that said, I could not let another week go by without talking about one of the highlights of 2012 for me.  I am referring to joining the celebrants at the 25th anniversary gala of the Rosalynn Carter Institute on October 25th.  I had just interviewed former First Lady Carter for the cover of the September/October issue Today’s Caregiver magazine and it was a great pleasure to be able to spend time with her at the gala…read more

Take Care

Gary Barg Editor-in-Chief gary@caregiver.com

Celebrating a caregiver legend for 25 years of support.http://t.co/G9TahmB4 #caregiving #caring #care #alzheimers # dementia #alzheimersreadby todayscaregiver (garybarg)

Caregiver joins his striking caregivers

Caregiver joins his striking caregivers (Photo credit: Simon Oosterman)

Five Star Homecare Now Offering Homecare Services in Boca Raton, Florida: Its Your Health, Its Your Choice

Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) December 28, 2012

As a home health agency, Five Star Homecare places caregivers into the home of patients. Five Star Homecare is consumer oriented and aims to help patients stay at home for as long as possible by providing services along the homecare continuum of care including skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy and home health aide services while recovering from chronic illnesses.

Five Star Homecare is committed to providing high quality services by qualified staff in a manner that promotes quality of life, patient safety and customer satisfaction. The companies number one priority is to meet the needs of patients recovering from illness.

With a customer-driven focus Five Star Homecare continues to reach out to consumers including patients, healthcare professionals, and both professional and community-based organizations to educate and to foster associations and partnerships with the healthcare industry in South Florida.

Five Star Homecare is strongly committed to providing the highest quality of care. Through rigorous recruitment efforts Five Star Homecare seek professionals uniquely qualified, and that demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature. Five Star Homecare seeks continually to hire and train individuals that possess a proven record of leadership, compassion and an understanding of what being a part of the team requires. Being apart of the Five Star Homecare Team requires a total commitment to the needs of Five Star Homecare customers and clients.

Five Star Homecare is a focused, results-driven home care agency. Recruiters at Five Star Homecare seek the best candidates for the job by taking the time to understand customers needs and long term plans. Recruiters only select individuals who can perform and prosper within the Five Star Homecare companys culture. Five Star Homecare caregivers assist patients in their recovery, from illness of chronic disease in the comfort of home. preventing hospitalizations. This allows patients to feel more comfortable and secure. It also relieves the patient’s family of the hardships of being full-time caregivers. The focus of Five Star Homecare is not to become the biggest home care agency in South Florida, but to become the home care agency that is known for placing a strong emphasis on quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction.

Five Star Homecare actively seeks to recruit and train the most highly qualified nurses, caregivers, clinicians and administrative staff persons. The success of Five Star Homecare is directly related to the employees that work here and how successful these employees are at meeting the needs of clients and customers. Five Star Homecare invests the time and resources necessary to help build a five star team of employess by assisting this team to fullfill personal objectives and career goals.

Five Star Homecare seeks to hire and train individuals that possess a proven record of leadership, compassion and an understanding that being a part of a five star team requires a commitment to customers needs. There are many opportunities for training and leadership. Most importantly Five Star Homecare strive to motivate and retain team members who demonstrate exceptional character, talent and trustworthiness.

If you are a healthcare professional looking for a caring, family-oriented company where you can thrive, then please contact Five Star Homecare! Finding the right healthcare team the one that best matches personal style and professional goals can change a person’s whole life for the better. Interested in a rewarding career with Five Star Homecare please visit: http://fivestarhomecare.com and click the Apply Here Today Link, Complete Form and Submit Resume.



Caregiving is not a role people usually choose. It seems to choose us, emerging from events and circumstances beyond our control. Spinal cord injury, debilitation or sudden illness may come without warning. This is a job that cannot be skirted and cannot always be delegated. It can be difficult, physically and emotionally. It can be time-consuming. While caring for loved ones can be enormously satisfying, there are days, it seems, that offer little reward. Caregivers, the men and women who care for family members and loved ones, deserve to be recognized and supported for the vital part they play in the lives of people with paralysis. Caregivers may work in isolation from others in similar circumstances but they share much in common. It is important that caregivers connect with each other, to gain strength and to know that they are not alone. It is essential that caregivers know about tools — the homecare products and services — that might make their jobs easier. It’s also important that caregivers are aware of community and public resources that offer assistance. Caregivers also need to know that support and respite systems exist to address the well-being and health of caregivers themselves.
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Caregiver tips for the holidays

Caregiver tips for the holidays
Whether you're an active family caregiver, or a behind the scenes supporter of family members who are ill, the holidays can add more stress to your caregiving role. Preserving holiday traditions and celebrating them the way you always have may need to …
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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout: 7 Tips for Caregivers of Young Adult Cancer
A number of researchers have studied this topic and the following is a list of tips compiled from their work on how to handle stress and avoid caregiver burnout. 1. Do not handle everything alone. It is important to have realistic expectations. You are …
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The CareGiver Partnership Offers Online Resources to Help Caregivers Stay
In addition to the Caregiver Resource Library, The CareGiver Partnership staff also has written more than 1,000 articles on issues important to family caregivers, such as preventing falls at home, safety tips for caregivers of those with dementia, and …
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Cost of Dying: At-home caregivers face challenges, sacrifice

Cost of Dying: At-home caregivers face challenges, sacrifice
The day she brought a hospital bed into her den, Susan Meyers’ role in life changed dramatically, from adoring mate to devoted caregiver. Like one of every six Californians, she was taking on a job that doesn’t pay, but costs sleep, savings and …
Read more on San Jose Mercury News


Dec. 2 Letters: Caregivers, green strategies
The Virginia Caregiver Coalition would like to thank the more than one million family caregivers in the Commonwealth. Caregiving takes a toll on their physical, financial and emotional health. Family caregivers provide over one million hours of care to …
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Calif. caregiver who served poisonous mushrooms banned for life from senior care
The caregiver who admitted to serving poisonous mushrooms to seniors in Loomis, Calif. is now banned from ever working at a state-licensed community care facility, CBS station KOVR in Sacramento reports. The dish resulted in killing four elderly …
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