Get your Senior Parents Tech Savvy

  If your parents are over 80, chances are, they never used a computer in the workplace, however, that doesn’t mean that they can’t learn basic computer skills to open a new world to them. Being able to connect with people online will help reduce loneliness, which impacts their physical and mental well-being. But how can ...

Is Your Senior Parent’s Home Safe?

15. March 2016 Safety 1
  Have you looked at your elderly parent’s home safety with a fresh eye recently? What changes can you make to provide a safer living environment for them?   My son’s school recently got a new principal and in the 16 days he has been on their campus, he has made changes to aesthetics that ...

Is it a Medical Issue or Just Age?

14. March 2016 Health 1
    As we get older, we expect that our body may not work as well as when we were in our 20s. So, how do we know when an ailment or annoyance is more than just “getting old?” How do you know if the body aches are more than just old bones or the ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers this Week

    There are approximately 44 million caregivers in the U.S. today. Balancing the demands of caregiving with the needs of work or children makes it is difficult for caregivers to get the help they need. I’ve rounded up my 5 favorite caregiver articles for the week so you don’t have to search for them. ...

Getting Past Overwhelm

Getting Past Overwhelm
  How to Stop the Constant Busy-ness and Practice Self-Care   Almost three years ago, I had just had my youngest son and was really struggling with my health. I have an autoimmune disease and take immune system suppressors to manage my condition, however, during my pregnancy, I went off my medication. I was in ...

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 ...

Keeping Your Parents Safe from Fraud

04. March 2016 Safety 0
  Sadly, we live in a world where there are people who look to take advantage seniors. They know that the older generation tends to be more trusting and take advantage of their trust in several ways.   Here are a few scams or criminal activity to warn your parents about – or be cautious ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers this Week:

  Since launching Caregiving Made Easy, I have started following news in the senior and caregiver space. I thought it would be helpful to do a weekly roundup of my favorite five articles that might be of interest to my readers. They may be related to wellness, caregiving, challenges, or just something fun to share. ...