Get Caregiving Support If Your Parents Didn’t Plan Ahead

Resources and Services Available to Low Income Seniors       Caregiving isn’t just emotionally and physically demanding. It can get expensive. On average, caregivers spend between $5,000 and $20,000 per year on caregiving expenses.   Between co-pays for medication or medical appointments to caregiving support or devices and equipment, the expenses add up quickly. ...

Qualities Of A Good Caregiver

How To Determine If You’ve Hired A Good Caregiver         Hiring a new caregiver can be daunting. You’ve interviewed candidates or an agency and think you’ve found the right person. How do you know if you’ve hired the right person?   I have worked with many families over the years and have ...

Enjoying Time with Aging Parents

Create a Schedule That Incorporates Fun Into Your Aging Parent’s Week       We all get busy and it can be hard to squeeze in fun activities when you work, have a family and are a caregiver for an aging parent. Unfortunately, social isolation can lead to depression in the elderly. While making sure ...

Resources for Caregivers

How to Find Help with Caregiving Challenges       Are you watching your parent age and wondering what you can do to get them help in the home or support? Or have you already become a caregiver due to a sudden injury or illness and are drowning with little time to find help?   ...

How to Hire a Caregiver

  Whether your parents need a little help around the house or 24 hour care, hiring the right caregiver can be a daunting task filled with emotions. While this is ultimately a business relationship, the emotional connection is critical to ensuring your parents are comfortable with having someone in their home, doing tasks they can ...

Helping Your Elderly Parent Downsize

  If your elderly parent has lived in his/her home for several decades, chances are, it is full of a lifetime of memories and stuff. As they age, they may start wanting to downsize their belongings in anticipation of moving in with family or into an assisted living facility, or even to a new condo ...

How to Build a Caregiver Support Network

  Caring for another person can be isolating. You can get so stuck in the day-to-day care and struggle to keep it all together, that you aren’t able to find support and reach out.   Don’t try to carry the whole burden of caregiving yourself. It can be difficult to ask others for help, but ...

Senior Wellbeing Check

    Have you had some concerns about your elderly parent’s wellbeing but don’t know what is normal and what isn’t? Here is a quick guide to evaluating some of the common concerns we have about our aging parents.   Are They Depressed or Lonely? If they have lost a spouse, friends or relatives, they ...