Caregiving

Seniors and Siblings: How to Build Family Consensus in Caring for Aging Parents

When your parents’ health makes living on their own a dangerous option, family emotions run high. It can be as difficult for your brothers and sisters to accept a change in your parents’ living arrangements as it is for the seniors themselves. Attachments to the family home, neighborhood, and memories often cloud good judgment on what needs to be done today. READ MORE

Can’t Be There? Senior Care Can!

Stepping in to help Mom and Dad as they get older allows them to remain in their home and stay safe and happy. But sooner or later, you’ll find that you can’t always be there. You might get sick, your work schedule might change, or you might even have to relocate. READ MORE

What To Do When A Loved One Dies

Consider this…we naturally do not want to think about the loss of a loved one and yet, it is inevitable at some point. A loved one may die at home, in a facility or hospital, under hospice care or not, or in an unforeseen location. Not only are you in a state of shock or grief or both…you have to think about the practical details of what to do now.READ MORE

The Top Questions Caregivers Ask

Helping an aging parent or relative continue to live safely, independently, and connected is a tough role to undertake. And when a family member takes on the role and volunteers to become a caregiver, it’s done with little support and guidance. Most of us learn what to do one moment at a time. READ MORE

Holiday Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

As we prepare for the holidays, there are some safety issues seniors and caregivers must consider. Many of us approach the season with little thought for our older relatives. But that’s not to make you feel ruthless, it’s just a fact. It’s common that younger and healthier family members never consider the environmental and nutritional issues when they invite an older adult to a function. READ MORE

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