family caregiver
As soon as you stepped out of bed this morning until the time you climbed back in, you’ve been giving your best to the aging loved one you care for as a family caregiver. You provided help with showering and… Read More
adult child with senior mother
Ideally, all of our interactions with our family members would be positive and helpful. We would handle transitional times smoothly, cooperatively, and with virtually no disagreement. And as our parents continued to age, the process of satisfying their care needs… Read More
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Being an advocate for someone you love is one of the biggest honors – and responsibilities – you’ll… Read More
family-caregiver-talking-with-senior-woman
Maybe it was expected, or maybe you were caught off guard. Mom has just received an official diagnosis for a progressive disease that’s likely to make independent living difficult to maintain. While there are a number of questions, one thing… Read More
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
woman in deep thought
What are your first thoughts as soon as you wake up each morning? Are you looking forward to what the day will bring, or would you rather crawl back under the covers and stay there? If you’re struggling with one… Read More
Caregiving working and eating with young boys
If there is one positive after-effect of the pandemic, it is the caregiver support and appreciation generated as more and more people begin to realize the difficulties family caregivers have long been facing. Managing work and home life is without… Read More
elderly lady having tea with her daughter
It might have come altogether without warning: an unexpected fall that resulted in a fractured hip and the requirement for Mom to have support and help to remain at home. Or, it may have been building up over time, such… Read More
portrait of a sprightly looking 90 year old man
It’s very easy to get swept up in the day-to-day tasks of caregiving for a senior you love. There is so much to be done, and frequently it is just quicker and more efficient to do it all yourself, letting… Read More