Perceptions of Caregiving January 2021 Update
"You will never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today."
- Amy Leigh Mercree, author
COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Seniors
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors are available based on county and age requirements. Get the latest updates and information on NVCOVIDFighter.org.
Caregiver Support Initiative Email Discussion Group
The Caregiver Support Initiative Email Discussion Group is a virtual forum for family caregivers to connect with caregivers to start a discussion, ask questions, and give advice on caregiving-related topics. Below are some stories family caregivers have shared:
Topic: Caring for a family member with dementia:
"Cherish your good memories and in time the memories of the time with dementia will recede, although they will always be there. It is time now to take stock of yourself and your goals for the future. Make certain that your legal papers are all in order, and that you have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health in hand.
As my husband used to tell his patients, don't make any major decisions for at least a year. We have watched people move far too soon after a death, and it is often a disaster. We have also found that people who volunteer or have something constructive to do are far happier in their new life as a single person. It is time to take care of you."
Read other stories and share your caregiving experiences by joining the email discussion group. There is no cost to become a member. Sign up at https://washoecaregivers.org/connect/ or call 775-333-5499.
Perceptions in Caregiving Blog
Vic Railton wrote the blog "Perceptions in Caregiving." In the article, she talks about the importance of why caregivers should not take things personally when it comes to caring for someone and how it helps better navigate the dynamics of your everyday relationships.
To read the full blog, click here.
Caregiving During The Holidays Article
Luiza Benisano wrote, "Caregiving During The Holidays" on This is Reno. The article talks about the importance of preparing for family caregiving ahead of time through the perspective of family caregivers. The family caregivers also share the difficulties COVID-19 has additionally brought upon caregiving and the surprising silver lining they found despite this unprecedented time.