Steps to Help Aging Parents Accept Help

How to Gently Take On the Caregiver Role with Aging Parents       If you have begun to notice changes to your aging parent’s well-being, it can be hard to know how to respond. Do you ignore the forgotten bill payments? Do you pretend you don’t notice the new bruises from a recent fall? ...

Traveling With Your Elderly Relative

How to Make Traveling Easier with Someone with Mobility Challenges       When I was a kid, my mom picked up my grandmother every Saturday to take her to lunch and shopping. When she lived with my uncle and had an easier time getting around, it wasn’t challenging. Unfortunately, as time passed, my grandmother ...

7 Signs Your Aging Parents Are Struggling

How To Detect Problems With Your Parents’ Health Or Well-Being       Whether you are a long-distance caregiver or live in the same neighborhood as your parents, it can be difficult to detect changes in their health or well-being. In some cases, the changes come on slowly, making it hard to notice until one ...

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 ...