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 ...

Engaging Someone With Limited Mobility

    If you are caring for someone with limited mobility, it can be difficult to come up with new activities to keep them active and reduce boredom. There are the usual suspects like TV, radio or reading, but a person can only watch so many television shows and sitting in front of the television ...

Helping Your Parents Age in Place

    If given the choice, most people would prefer to age in place. They are comfortable in their home. They have memories in their home. They have relationships in the community. There are a number of reasons why, but is it always possible?   Barring health or cognitive limitations, it can be possible for ...

Coping with a New Medical Condition

  What to do When Your Elderly Parent Gets a Difficult Medical Diagnosis   If you or your senior parent has had the great fortune of living most of your life as a healthy individual, dealing with a new medical condition can be daunting. Suddenly they went from someone who sees their doctor once or ...

Balancing Caregiving Tasks with Your Family’s Needs

  One of the most difficult caregiving issues – outside of the actual caregiving tasks – is finding a way to balance caring for your elderly parent’s needs with your immediate family’s needs, particularly if you have children in the home. You’ve heard the term “sandwich generation,” but the full impact of that role is ...

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? ...