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 ...

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 ...