daughter discussing senior independence with elderly parent
As our parents get older, it’s not necessarily very easy to determine what our role as adult children should be. We want whatever is best for them; however, if we’re not careful, it is possible to overstep our boundaries and… Read More
adult siblings talking with elder mediator
When working together to ensure the needs of one’s aging parents are met, even the closest family members may find themselves at odds. Stress levels and emotions are typically running high. Add to that your past history and family dynamics,… Read More
senior woman looks disparagingly at the camera
In an ideal world, we could neatly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, sticking to a routine that met the needs of a senior loved one, while allowing the time required to manage our myriad of other responsibilities. But of course, life… Read More
senior couple visiting a doctor
Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, possibly the most daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all seniors are diagnosed with at least two chronic illnesses, and they are seeing… Read More
Senior woman with daughter online purchasing together
Among the hardest struggles for older adults is accepting the necessity for help with financial matters. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence, and adult children specifically are sometimes met with opposition when helping elderly… Read More
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Our facial expressions divulge so much to people around us, and when you are feeling an unusual amount of stress, well-meaning family members will surely recognize it, possibly encouraging you to simply, “Cheer up, buttercup!” The truth is, of course,… Read More
Senior Couple on Scooter
A quick Google search for the word “aging” returns topics such as “coping with aging,” “what you can do about aging,” and even “the cure to aging.” The negative connotations to growing older are, sadly, so ingrained in our culture… Read More
Looking back on their love-filled years together
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-altering – for the person being diagnosed, of course, but just as much for his or her loved ones. It’s important for family caregivers to allow themselves ample time to process the changes… Read More
Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
It’s a conflict that arises for many families: older adults adamantly want to age in place at home, while their loved ones worry about their safety. And there’s an argument to be made in both instances. Older adults, particularly those… Read More
They’re common concerns in older years: fatigue, sleeping problems, lack of appetite. And Atlanta Home Care Partners, providers of personal care Decatur families trust, understands that sometimes they’re written off as just that. Yet for as many as 8 million… Read More