Living Well on a Fixed Income

    Living on a fixed income can be challenging. As we live longer, we get concerned about how far our savings will last, if there are savings. Even if you don’t live on a fixed income, you may not want to spend extra money on necessities so that you can use it for more ...

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 ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

    Happy Friday! I hope you have had a mild week and had the opportunity to practice self-care. I overdid it earlier in the week so am trying really heard to practice self-care to get back on track.   Did you know May is Older Americans Month? Older adults are a growing and increasingly ...

Three Minutes, Three Stress-Busters

    Here it is – the final installment of the three minute series. Have you been implementing the strategies? I’ve been working to squeeze them into my day. I have to say, the trash gathering and cleaning tricks have really helped me. I was able to invite a friend over for dinner yesterday and ...

Thursday Inspiration

My rheumatologist was telling me about a patient who had just left her office who is angry at the world because he is struggling with his condition. She had shared an article on the importance of sleep with chronic conditions and he wrote “moron” over the author’s name because what could the author possibly know ...

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 ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

    Happy Friday! I hope you had a wonderful week and have a relaxing weekend planned to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones.   Here are my 5 favorite stories for caregivers this week. Enjoy!   7 Tips for Helping Seniors at the Doctor’s: Being a Health Advocate: This article provides details on ...

Thursday Inspiration

I spent the day at the doctor with a former client, who is now a close friend. She is 92 years old and one of the strongest women I know. Because of her age, and the fact that she is always dressed to the 9s, people in the waiting room kept coming over to tell ...