Caregiving

Resources to help caregivers – whether you’re providing hands-on care or coordinating care for your aging parent.

Grieving for your aging parent before you lose them

Grieving for your aging parent before you lose them

Are you suffering from anticipatory grief? When we think of grief we usually think of funerals and sympathy cards, ...
Trying to “convince” your aging parent

Trying to “convince” your aging parent

Helping our aging parents make decisions.  Sometimes our aging parents can be a little stubborn. We know what we ...
Going on Vacation & Leaving Aging Parent at Home

Going on Vacation & Leaving Aging Parent at Home

What do you do if your aging parents aren't going on vacation with you?     You finally get a chance to take a ...
Traveling with Aging Parents on Vacation

Traveling with Aging Parents on Vacation

How to make summer vacations with aging parents enjoyable for everyone.  Traveling with your aging Mom and/or Dad ...
Taking the Keys Away

Taking the Keys Away

The art of communicating with Mom or Dad and helping them see what is best. When driving is dangerous for Mom or ...
Skilled Nursing 101

Skilled Nursing 101

When you need it. How you get it.  What it involves. A stay in Skilled Nursing often comes after a stay in the ...
Activities for your aging parent

Activities for your aging parent

Great ideas to keep them engaged.  As our aging parents get older it's still important to keep them active and ...
Where do you turn when you need help for your aging parent ?

Where do you turn when you need help for your aging parent ?

Do you know about the Area Agency on Aging? When we need help for our aging parents it's often hard to know where ...
Caregiving: Taking care of yourself

Caregiving: Taking care of yourself

Know you're a caregiver and take care of yourself.  Some caregivers provide hands-on physical care like dressing ...
Questions for the Pharmacist

Questions for the Pharmacist

Why you should build a relationship with your aging parent's pharmacist. Our aging parents often have trouble with ...
A Caregiver’s Story

A Caregiver’s Story

When Roles Reverse Our parents spend years taking care of us but at some point, for most of us, the roles will ...
Tips from a Doctor: Doctor Visits with Elderly Parents

Tips from a Doctor: Doctor Visits with Elderly Parents

How to help the doctor better help your aging parent. If you're taking your aging parents to doctor visits or even ...

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