Self-Care Resources for Caregivers Through POCWASN

By Jennifer McDougall As caregivers, we know that self-care is essential. We talk about it a lot, but we don’t often follow through. We know it’s necessary, but there’s always something more urgent to do. It seems like a luxury we don’t have time for. Whether you take a day off to go to the…

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver Does Not Make You Selfish

By Jennifer McDougall If you’re a caregiver, you know all too well that there’s never enough time in the day. You’ve likely found yourself skipping meals, losing sleep, and feeling like your mind and body are ready to give up. And if you’re guilty about taking care of yourself—even though it’s necessary for your physical…

4 Helpful Steps When Working Remotely With a Special Needs Child

While working remotely saves you time and money on a commute, it is challenging to focus on tasks during the day when you have a young one with special needs at home. If you are trying to balance your time working from home while still caring for your baby or toddler with special needs, incorporate…

7 Ways to Boost Your Water Intake

By Jennifer McDougall We all know that drinking water is beneficial to our health, yet most Americans struggle to obtain enough water each day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, individuals in the United States consume an average of 39 ounces of water per day, which is just 60% of the standard recommended 64…

3 Areas for Caregivers to Focus on Self-Care

By Virginia Cooper Caring for a loved one is a special calling that requires time, understanding, and patience. While giving your time and attention to the special seniors in your life is vital for their overall health, it’s also important to take time to care for yourself. By regularly engaging in self-care activities, you can…

How To Boost Confidence Post-Pandemic

By Virginia Cooper  After having to social distance and quarantine intermittently, it can be challenging to return to a more normal existence. Some individuals may want to regain lost confidence as they re-enter the world. If you’re looking to rebuild your confidence, review the following tips below. Self-care services from POCWASN offer relief and relaxation…

Best Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

By Daniel Sherwin SelfCare4Caregivers  is an online community that knows what you’re going through and is there to support and guide you. They offer these tips for you on how to best care for yourself while caring for others. The importance of taking proper care of oneself no matter what phase of life you’re in…

11 Ways to Be a Better Parent for Your Child With Special Needs

What makes a great parent? This is the million-dollar question parents have been asking since the beginning of time. It’s a basic instinct to want what’s best for our kids, especially children with special needs. As parents of children with disabilities, we all hope our children can relish their younger years and thrive when they…

What to Give the Caregiver in Your Life This Holiday Season

By Harry Cline If you know someone who is a caregiver for a family member or as their full-time job, more than likely, they give a lot of themselves to those they care for. They are probably expected on call 24 hours a day and have to make many tough decisions all the time. It’s…