Caring for a Toxic Parent

  I had a difficult senior client who had three children. Of her children, only one son would check in on her once every three weeks for 30 minutes – no exaggeration. The other two, she hadn’t heard from in years.   Some might say, wow, what terrible children, but they only saw the frail ...

Should Your Aging Parents Still Drive?

01. March 2016 Safety 2
Should Your Aging Parents Still Drive?
Signs Your Aging Parent is an Unsafe Driver   For six months, I had a sweet, 88 year old man call my company every 2-3 weeks, asking different questions about our senior transportation service. He would tell me he was planning to have his wife stop driving soon, so he was gathering information. Sadly, one ...

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? ...

Can Your Medication be Making You Fall?

26. February 2016 Safety 0
  Falls are one of the most common causes of trips to the emergency room for seniors. Some result in minor bruising, while others can result in major health consequences such as broken hips, or worse. Once you’ve addressed the fall risks in the home, you may want to take a look at other potential ...

Thursday Inspiration

25. February 2016 Inspiration 0
My son has been learning about Black History Month in his first grade class. His current favorite famous man (not to be confused with his favorite man – daddy) is Martin Luther King, Jr. and his favorite famous woman is Harriet Tubman. In honor of his favorite man, I’m sharing a quote from Martin Luther ...

Small Ways to Find Joy

24. February 2016 Self Care 0
Small Ways to Find Joy
  Bring Joy to Your Week to Practice Self-Care   I recently attended a workshop on mindfulness, which is something I have been trying to incorporate into my life, but admittedly, have struggled with. There have been several research studies that prove the impact of mindfulness practices on everything from depression relief, a reduction in ...

How to Keep the Parent/Child Bond as a Caregiver

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using this link.   As your roles are reversed and you suddenly become the caregiver to someone who was once your caregiver, it may become difficult to relate and find the right balance. You may jump in like you were ...