Getting Your Medication Without a Car

Sometimes going online for purchases can help with getting your medications without a car.

Contributed by PillPack. PillPack is a full service pharmacy that makes it easy to take the right medication at the right time.

Having to fill and refill prescriptions can be an arduous task. Whether you have one prescription, multiple refills, or are helping someone else with their monthly medications, getting to the pharmacy is one more errand on top of everything else you already have scheduled. Getting to the pharmacy can be especially difficult when dealing with lack of mobility, medical conditions, or limited access to transportation. We have a few suggestions for getting rid of this errand so you can make more time for the important things in life.

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How to Write a Will in 5 Steps and Why You NEED One Now

Learn how to write a will and get your documents organized.

Contributed by Everplans. Everplans ( is a website that helps people create, store, and securely share all of their important information, documents, and wishes that their families might need if something were to happen. Everplans also provides thousands of useful articles, checklists, and local resources—whether you’re a new parent, retiree, or recently bereaved.


Most people know it’s important to have a will, but are too nervous to get the process started because they don’t know how to write a will. Writing a will may seem like a daunting task, but by following a few simple steps it can be easily accomplished—and can leave you with a feeling of great accomplishment.

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5 Home Improvement Tips for Caregivers

These screws and bolts come with a set of home improvement tips.

Contributed by Madison Engle

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be time consuming and stressful, but it is important not to let their assets fall to the wayside. This is especially important if they own an older home, as it may have been neglected while your loved one’s health deteriorated or other life events became a higher priority. Try to take as much pride in their hard-earned assets as you would take in your own. Follow these five home improvement tips to make sure your loved one’s home is safe and comfortable for them and one less source of stress for you.

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The Assistance Desperately Needed for the Family Caregiver

A hand reaching out, like a family caregiver reaching for help.

For 80% of people who have chronic or long-term health problems, family caregivers aren’t just a convenience but an incredible gift. Aging individuals are able to remain in their own homes, return home earlier following hospitalization, and save money as opposed to using a home care agency service or a long term care facility. There’s just one problem: while the family caregiver is taking care of the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the disabled or chronically ill individual, she is failing to take her own needs into consideration. 

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4 Ways Online Calendars Make Life So Much Easier

Learn how to write a will and get your documents organized.

Contributed by Nathan McVeigh

Busy caregivers use online calendars, email reminders, day planners, and a slew of other tools to keep themselves in the right place at the right time. The same can definitely be said for anyone with multiple children, a pair of aging parents, or any other group of important people who have to organize certain needs. With such a responsibility placed on one person, there is a way to make sense of when to accomplish what: online calendars.

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Kids Help, Too: How to Support Young Caregivers

A mother leans against her daughter showing that kids help, too.

Contributed by Michelle Hassler

When discussing options for family caregivers, spouses and adult children often come to mind. However, the stresses of caregiving extend beyond more traditional caregivers. In fact, many children take on the responsibility of caregiving in the home with statistics that are staggering. Currently, well over a million children in the U.S. meet the criteria of being a caregiver. According to a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, “1.3 million children spend their time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness or substance abuse.” The study also concludes that “on average, children caregivers spend about 2.5 hours per weekday and 4 hours on weekend days caring for their loved ones.” When you think about it, that is a lot of time – especially for a child or teenager.

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How to Save Time in The Kitchen

A woman preps her meal with a friend in order to learn how to save time in the kitchen.

Contributed by Tiffany Silverberg

When you are juggling the many responsibilities of being a caregiver, mealtimes can be absolutely overwhelming. With three meals a day, not including snacks and drinks and other kitchen incidentals, it can seem like all your time and energy is spent there – cooking, cleaning up, and starting it all again. If you feel like you are spending all your time in the kitchen, just to stay on top of meal preparation, here are a few tips for how to save time and get back to everything else you love – or maybe even put your feet up for a bit.

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10 Ways to Raise Money for Charity and Have a Blast

A bunch of people celebrating together in order to raise money for charity.

Contributed by Michelle Hassler

Volunteering to raise money for charity is a rewarding and giving act. However, who says you can’t have fun while collecting funds for a worthy cause? In fact, a unique or popular activity will likely attract more people to contribute to your organization. At the same time, you are fostering community togetherness and social action. Partnering with local businesses is also a good idea, as they may have additional resources and customer reach within the community. Here are some fun ways to motivate others to give while having a blast!

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Here’s Your Back to School Checklist for Caregivers

As a child raises his hand in class, he's glad his caregiver had a back to school checklist for all his needs.

Contributed by Haley Burress 

August and September bring new notebooks, sharpened pencils, a few jitters, and lots of excitement for the new school year. With the lazy days of summer behind you, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to get back on a daily schedule, especially if you are caring for a loved one or child with significant medical needs. The Lotsa Helping Hands Back to School Checklist will keep you on your toes and confident as your family eases into your new routine.

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