Movie of the Week: The Fundamentals of Caring

The fundamentals of caring follows the story of a retired writer looking for a new job after a tragedy. He takes a care giving course and is hired by an English woman to look after her son who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It takes a while for the caregiver and patient to connect, but after they do they embark on a road trip across the US. Through their road trip they learn how to cope with the negatives and how to focus on the positive, it tells a great story about love, hope and friendship.

Clorox Hosts Special Chicago Caregiver Event

Senior caregivers based in or near Chicago, Illinois should consider taking some time for themselves and enjoy a little TLC care of Clorox®.

Caring for the elderly, especially in their own homes, can be a relentless and stressful endeavor. Those of us who take care of our senior loved ones know that there is little time left over to care for ourselves. Clorox® CareConceptsTM recognizes that fact and is planning a series of evenings in cities around the country to celebrate and honor those who care for others.

Chicago’s caregiver event takes place on Wednesday, August 20, and will provide some pampering activities, along with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and the opportunity to meet others in the caregiving community who experience all the joys and frustrations that you do.

There will also be a screening of the documentary “A Sacred Journey” by filmmaker Ernesto Quintero and a panel discussion among experts and caregivers on the topic: When Care Comes Home, exploring the challenges and inspirational moments of in-home caregiving.

If you bring along a photo submission of you with the person for whom you are caring, along with a brief description (i.e., “Caring for my mom since 2001”), Clorox® CareConceptsTM will donate $5 on your behalf to the REST Program.

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Logan Theater 2646 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Transportation: Car: Complimentary valet parking
Nearest CTA: Blue Line at Logan Square 


RSVP by Thursday, August 14 to RSVP@pdcpr.net or 708.305.5075
For more information: Visit WhenCareComesHome.com

Caregiverlist® has long been a champion of the family and professional caregiver. A few years ago, we held our own “Caregiver Day” and can attest to its popularity. Senior caregiving can be such an isolating experience—sometimes it’s just you and your senior. We highly recommend taking advantage of any and all opportunities to take some time and connect with others who know exactly what you are experiencing as a caregiver. We think the Clorox® CareConceptsTM special night out on August 20 will be a hit in Chicago. Look for other Clorox® CareConceptsTM caregiver night off events in Los Angeles on October 1 and Washington DC on November 13.

 

 

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers during the holidays to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo was taken in Hawaii, featuring cheerful waterfalls. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools.

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo Waterfalls

"I am the only me there is, that's what makes me so special."

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Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo features one of a kind sunset with clouds,  for caregivers and nurse aides to relax. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools.

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo Sunset

"The only source of knowledge is experience." 

Albert Einstein

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