My Favorite 3 Fast Breakfasts

    I am not much of a cook. I actually really dislike it and consider it a necessary evil – we have to eat, therefore I have to cook. So, given my philosophy, I am a fairly basic, borderline mediocre cook. Ironically, my husband and son both love to cook but my son is ...

Grocery Shopping Money and Time Savers

23. March 2016 Bargains 2
    Most caregivers are stretched thin – emotionally, financially and with time. Unfortunately, if you’re already stretched thin financially, it can be difficult to pay for services that save you time, but you don’t have a lot of time to get things done.   Regardless of how busy you are, there are still things ...

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 ...

Sibling Rivalry and Caregiving

  How to handle past rivalries so your parents’ care doesn’t suffer.   The best thing about having a sibling is that you have someone who knows every part of your history and childhood. They’ve literally known you since day one. Unfortunately, they also know which buttons to push and are either so much like ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers This Week

  Caregiving is a full-time job, which is incredibly difficult if you already have a full-time job and a family to raise. When you are already pressed for time, finding information on caregiving or issues important to your senior parent’s health is challenging, so here is my roundup of my favorite caregiving content I discovered ...

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 2
    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 ...