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les travailleurs de la santé sont

les nouveaux super-héros du monde Célébrer les travailleurs de première ligne pendant la pandémie de coronavirus
Officer and Care Coach Maura Horton

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_CAREGIVING CHAMPION

Day by Day with Yvonne Whitley

_ESSENTIAL

The new definitions of essential caregiver or care provider

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A letter to the JUNIPER community from our Chief Community Officer and Care Coach Maura Horton

_CARE COACH caregiving champion

Day by Day with Yvonne Whitley

Yvonne Whitley shares her caregiving journey with her son Charles, as well as some words of wisdom for anyone in a similar situation.

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introducing

the care coach

Maura Horton, The Care Coach, is a voice of guidance and experience for caregivers and their families. She was her husband’s primary caregiver during his decade-long battle with early onset Parkinson’s disease. While caring for him, Maura pioneered the concept of adaptive clothing that prioritized function and fashion equally. She invented a patented magnetic closure system for clothing and launched MagnaReady®, the world’s first magnetic shirt.

Maura continues to be a driving force of the adaptive movement, working to develop holistically inclusive designs that span tech, wellness, home, beauty, style and more. A spokesperson in the industry, Maura has been quoted in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Prevention and Caring. com. She has appeared on major television news networks including CNN, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and Fox News. Maura has also been a guest speaker at the American Parkinson Disease Association’s Magic of Hope Gala, the Davis Phinney Foundation Little Big Things conference, and the White House’s Design For All Showcase.

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Tips for
self-care

Goodbye Guilt

Caregiving can be riddled with guilt. There can be internal voices in our head that we struggle with daily. Guilt for not being or doing better. Guilt for things we think we could have done or guilt for things we shouldn’t have said. Not every day, every moment or every interaction is perfect, and we all have moments where we would like a redo. It is important not to dwell on it. We will be better the “next time” if we forgive ourselves.

Tips for
self-care

Take Notes

We often take notes or journal about who we are taking care of for reference or to bring to an upcoming doctor visit. We do this to document change, see patterns and or progressions. Why not jot down information on you… the caregiver… How you are feeling? Was it a good day for you, too? Was there something you noticed about yourself? This is extremely helpful so you can also look back and remember how you were feeling during a certain time or situation. You might be pleasantly surprised to see gratitude and love recurring in your notes.

Tips for
self-care

Mayday! Mayday!

Ask for help! Conversations often go like this, “Please let me know if I can help in any way,” and our responses are often “No thanks” or “I will,” and yet we rarely do! Don’t wait until the ship is sinking to ask for help. Surround yourself with people who want to help, even if it’s just in a small way. Help is cumulative. It all adds up. We, as humans, seem to function better with purpose. Accept someone else’s purpose to help you.

Tips for
self-care

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Self-reflection is often hard but so very important in being the best we can be. Take a minute to breathe, gather thoughts and look inward. Take time to value the accomplishments you may have had. Take time to be thankful for a good moment or a laugh. Take time to see how strong you are.

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self-care

Run Your Race

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt. Try to not compare your journey or day to someone else’s. In caregiving, you will have unique challenges, layered with complicated decisions. What you may choose for you or your loved one will be different than others and that is OK! There isn’t a formula for caregiving. You cannot assume just because something may have worked for someone else, that it will work for you. Find your path.

Tips for
self-care

Keep It Simple

When game planning your day, week, month or morning, learn to simplify. We have often been taught that the more we do in a day, the better. However, when it comes to caregiving, we need to make things less daunting. Trim the things that wear you down during your day. Simplify your life. If something intimidating lies ahead of you, try to break it down into small steps to achieve your goal. Know that living an uncomplicated life can help make things seem more manageable.

_CARE COACH monthly Q+A

Q+A

Expert tips and advice from the care coach each month.

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recommendations

Podcast

Mitch Albom Tuesday People

EPISODES TO HIGHLIGHT

episode 33
Finding Compassion Through Listening
episode 27
As we return To Life, How do we watch out for other?

You will enjoy reliving, relearning and reapplying lessons from this best-selling book through conversation and recordings of Morrie and his journey through the life and ALS. The lessons penned 20 plus years ago are more than relevant today.

We are one human family -
Morrie Schwartz

Bookshelf

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

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As a caregiver, we all can benefit from wise compassion and the realization that we are more similar than we are different. Read along for a sense that talking to and sharing life’s journey canultimately lead you to growth and healing.

“Don’t Judge Your Feelings; Notice Them. Use Them As Your Map.” Lori Gottlieb
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Apps

CareZone.com
Lotsa helping hands

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CareZone.com

Manages and organized Health info and vital services. Includes medication and reminders and free delivery of medications, which means no waiting at the pharmacy. It also works with health insurances to find out savings with medicare.

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Lotsa helping hands

A centralized place to create a community to help coordinate meals and help for family and friends.

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_CAREGIVER pick of the month

CareZips®

Designed with Caregivers in mind, CareZips wash-and-wear unisex pants open from the waist to the knees through three strategically placed zippers. This enables easier access and freedom for the caregiver, while offering the adult more comfort, confidence and dignity.

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DOCUMENTARY

A mother and son’s photographic journey through dementia

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credit: Tony Luciani
French (CA)
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