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? ...

How Seniors Can Maximize Their Time With Doctors

Don’t Waste Time At Medical Appointments       As doctors get more and more busy, it is important to go into your appointment prepared so that you make sure all of your concerns are addressed. Most medical appointments are booked in 15 minute increments-sometimes even less-so going in unprepared can cost you, health-wise.   ...

Concerns for Our Aging Parents

As the saying goes, “We’re not getting any younger.” Suddenly, your mother or father can no longer keep up with the housework, or their car has a few more dents and dings than it had in the past. Are you and your parents prepared for this new reality? Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with the ...

Becoming the Caregiver

Your parents have always cared for you, so what happens when the roles reverse and your parents need you to care for them. Whether they need minor help like making their home fall safe or major help after a new medical diagnosis, at some point, most of us will become the caregiver for our parents. ...