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Rick Lauber

Rick Lauber
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Rick Lauber is a published book author and established freelance writer. Lauber has written two books, Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide (Self-Counsel Press) as valuable resources for prospective, new and current caregivers. He is also very pleased to have been twice-selected as a contributor in Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Christmas! as well as Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat. www.ricklauber.com.

Ten Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers are much like motocross riders. Professional motorcyclists pit themselves and their roaring machines against each other and the challenging terrain. Despite looping around...

Budgeting Respite Time On A Budget

Caregiving respite time doesn’t always come cheaply … hope you’re sitting down! Hiring a personal careworker privately or through an agency to help you...

5 Things I Learned While Caregiving for my Parents

Ask any current or former caregiver to describe the role of caregiving and the answer you will often hear is “journey”. The definition is...

Respite Care is Easier than You Might Think

What is one of the most important things you can do when caring for an aging loved one? Care for yourself! I learned this...

Is Your Caregiving Cup Half Full or Half Empty?

As I slide into my office chair to settle in to write my morning’s cup of coffee rests on the corner of my desk...

5 Things To Learn While Caring For Aging Parents

Ask any current or former caregiver to describe the role of caregiving and the answer you will often hear is “journey”. The definition is...

Caregivers Need Others to Help Carry the Ball

Who is on Your Caregiving Team? Down, set, hut! In a game of football, the ball is snapped from a centre to the quarterback....

Where To Find Local Caregiving Resources

Chances are good that you have played a game or two of hide-and-go-seek in your time. One designated person will go on a merry...

Human Nature and Finding Joy In Caregiving

It can be the poor quality of food in a restaurant, the cold weather outside or the slow customer service in a store. Humans...

Hats Off To Dad – A Story of Caregiving and Alzheimer’s...

A salt and pepper-speckled tweed hat sits perched on the top of a file cabinet in my home office. The hat once belonged to...