Caregiving Shortcuts to Lighten the Load

  If you are part of the sandwich generation, you are in a unique position of managing two households at very different stages. Keeping up with caregiving responsibilities and the tasks of two families can be overwhelming. How does one person manage the cooking, cleaning, laundry and care for two households, while providing care well? ...

Can Your Medication be Making You Fall?

26. February 2016 Safety 0
  Falls are one of the most common causes of trips to the emergency room for seniors. Some result in minor bruising, while others can result in major health consequences such as broken hips, or worse. Once you’ve addressed the fall risks in the home, you may want to take a look at other potential ...

Thursday Inspiration

25. February 2016 Inspiration 0
My son has been learning about Black History Month in his first grade class. His current favorite famous man (not to be confused with his favorite man – daddy) is Martin Luther King, Jr. and his favorite famous woman is Harriet Tubman. In honor of his favorite man, I’m sharing a quote from Martin Luther ...

Small Ways to Find Joy

24. February 2016 Self Care 0
Small Ways to Find Joy
  Bring Joy to Your Week to Practice Self-Care   I recently attended a workshop on mindfulness, which is something I have been trying to incorporate into my life, but admittedly, have struggled with. There have been several research studies that prove the impact of mindfulness practices on everything from depression relief, a reduction in ...

How to Keep the Parent/Child Bond as a Caregiver

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using this link.   As your roles are reversed and you suddenly become the caregiver to someone who was once your caregiver, it may become difficult to relate and find the right balance. You may jump in like you were ...

8 Things Happy People Do

17. February 2016 Self Care 4
Tips To Have A Positive Outlook     Have you been in a winter slump? We were supposed to have a rainy winter this year, but sadly, the rain hasn’t quite hit California yet, so while I know we are very lucky weather-wise, the rest of the country is struggling.   Being in cold, damp ...

Combatting Loneliness in Seniors

Loneliness Causes Physical And Mental Health Issues       While worrying about your parents’ social connections doesn’t seem like it should be at the top of your list of concerns, it actually is so much more important that we realize. Did you know that feelings of loneliness can negatively affect both physical and mental ...