Being open to history
One of my “go-to” places when I get discouraged is history. Just traveling back a few decades, let alone centuries, reminds me of how great it is to be alive today. . . .READ THE REST
Are you a part of the Sandwich Generation?
Are you a person who takes care of aging parents and your own children? If the answer is “yes,” you are considered part of the Sandwich Generation.READ THE REST
What is “aging in place”?
Aging in place simply means that a person — regardless of age — lives in the residence of his or her own choosing. Primarily, this phrase is used in regard to an elderly person maintaining a good quality of life while living in his or her own home. . . .READ THE REST
Embracing change and accepting help
Now that I have personally punched my one-way ticket to Geezerville, I find my empathy towards my fellow seniors growing ever more so. . . .READ THE REST
Choosing respite care
Deciding to choose respite care can be a difficult decision for some family caregivers. Common negative emotions include guilt on the part of the caregiver and sometimes anger or sadness on the part of those receiving the care. . . .READ THE REST
Adding fun to your caregiving activities
A well-rounded caregiver provides a loved one with quality-of-life care along with more routine daily living care. This means incorporating enjoyable, fun activities into all daily living tasks and throughout your contact with your care recipient. . . .READ THE REST
In-home care services you might not have considered
What can you do for your aging parent or loved one? A nursing home seems drastic and oh-so-final. It’s also expensive — sometimes downright unaffordable. But what other option do you have? . . .READ THE REST
When to have the conversation about in-home care
It’s not easy to have that dreaded conversation with an aging parent — you know, the one that begins “we have to get you some help.”READ THE REST