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Should My Aging Parent Move in with Me?


At some point you may be asking yourself “Should I ask my aging parent to move in with me?”. Deciding if you should move an aging parent into your home takes some thought. Here’s how to determine if it’s the right call.

Should My Aging Parent Move in with Me?2020-10-19T09:05:04-04:00

Tips for Caring for an Ill Spouse


Many older adults who are caring for an ill spouse are also too proud to ask for help, which then places the health and wellbeing of both parties at risk. To help ensure that doesn’t happen to you, use these caregiving tips from the experts.

Tips for Caring for an Ill Spouse2020-10-05T09:03:14-04:00

Why Proper Medicine Storage is Essential


Your elderly father lives alone, and the last few times you’ve been over to his house there were medicine bottles strewn all over the bathroom vanity. Not only is it unsafe, you’re pretty sure that some of dad’s meds have special storage requirements. But whenever you’ve tried to talk to him about implementing a better medicine storage system, dad just mumbles under his breath and walks away. What should you do?

Why Proper Medicine Storage is Essential2020-03-16T09:00:31-04:00

How to Provide Long Distance Caregiving


Your elderly mother still lives about two hours away in the home you grew up in. Ever since dad passed away two years ago, mom has been able to continue aging in place on her own. But lately her health has taken a turn for the worse. Mom’s always made it clear to you and your siblings that she wants to remain independent for as long as possible. You want to honor mom’s wishes, but how can you assist her when you live so far away?

How to Provide Long Distance Caregiving2020-02-03T08:00:36-05:00

How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams


Millions of elderly Americans are targeted by financial scam artists every year, and in many cases it’s their own family members who are involved. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, knowing how to protect seniors from financial scams is probably a priority. Thankfully, doing so is possible when taking these steps.

How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams2019-12-16T15:02:04-05:00

How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others


Providing care to an elderly loved one is a labor of love, but millions of family caregivers every year experience a condition called “caregiver fatigue”. Caregiver fatigue is common amongst members of the “Sandwich Generation”, or those adults who are caught in between raising children and caring for an elderly parent at the same time. Thankfully, staying recharged and refreshed is possible when using these tips from the pros.

How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others2019-11-26T16:15:52-05:00

How Can I Balance Caregiving with Work and Family Responsibilities?


For the past 6 months you’ve been caring for your elderly mother while also working full time and raising two school-aged kids. As a member of the Sandwich Generation, trying to balance caregiving with a job and household can be overwhelming. However, it is possible when you take this approach.

How Can I Balance Caregiving with Work and Family Responsibilities?2019-11-01T12:05:13-04:00

5 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout


Your aging in place elderly mother is chronically ill, so you’ve been serving as her sole caregiver for several months now. But between getting mom to her doctor’s appointments and treatments, and helping her around the house, you hardly have time to take care of yourself. You’re having trouble sleeping, constantly feel stressed-out, and can’t remember the last time you went to the gym. Are you starting to get caregiver burnout?

5 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout2019-10-06T21:24:07-04:00

When It Is Time to Consider Respite Care


Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. The average family caregiver in the U.S. also juggles at least a part-time job and household with their caregiving responsibilities, which makes their lives even more challenging. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.

When It Is Time to Consider Respite Care2019-09-19T14:09:05-04:00
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