Parenting
Aging Parents

Navigating the changes and the stages

Are you overwhelmed trying to find answers to help your aging parents?

Do you feel alone?

Could you use a support group for caregivers?

“This group is like oxygen for those of us out of breath caregiving!”

“In just a few short minutes, not only do I not feel so alone, but I also have ideas to act upon for solutions.”

“This group has been an incredible resource and safe space to seek insight, vent and share.”

When you’re helping your aging parents there can be so much confusion, so many unknowns, so much lingo – it’s hard to even know what to “google” for answers! 

We get it! Mike’s mom has Alzheimer’s, his dad is in his 80s and Kim’s mom is also in her 80s. It’s a journey we know others are going through, too. That’s why we want to provide access to experts, share resources and build a community so that we know the right questions to ask, what services and assistance are available and how to find them.

We also want you to not feel alone since being a caregiver can be challenging.

We are stronger together, so please join our private Facebook community so we can all get the support we need!

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERING SPONSORS

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Information

We don't know what we don't know! This is especially true when helping our aging parents. We'll bring in experts to interview who can make sure we know what we need to know and the questions we need to ask.

Community

We're all in this together! Caring for your aging parents can be challenging, but you don't have to feel like you're doing it alone.  Join us in our private Facebook group.

Resources

Where do you turn for help? This is a tough journey to navigate. We usually learn as we go. There are services and assistance available if we know what we're looking for.  We will look for resources and we can all share our personal experiences to help each other.

Recent Blogs

What Hospice Means and Does

What Hospice Means and Does

Hospice is one topic that we all to need know more about. Whether we are looking at taking care of our parents in our home or making it so they can stay in their home for longer, Hospice is an amazing benefit we can take advantage of.
In Search of How Memory Fails

In Search of How Memory Fails

UT Alzheimer’s disease study finds some insight. Mike is interviewed by the Austin American-Statesman for an article about Alzheimer’s research, recalling the early stages of his mother’s memory loss and how quickly it progressed.
Resources for Caregivers & Aging Parents

Resources for Caregivers & Aging Parents

Most communities have organizations that can help caregivers and the older adults they are caring for, you just have to find them. Check out a few in this post.
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Interview with Austin’s KXAN

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Interview with Austin’s KXAN

Kim & Mike Barnes their personal experience with Alzheimer's and why they started Parenting Aging Parents community.
Lessons Learned from Caregiving Our Elderly Parents

Lessons Learned from Caregiving Our Elderly Parents

Mike's dad encountered a problem that taught Mike a lesson. If our parents start feeling like something is changing with their health, we need to listen to them, even if it is something we just attribute to aging.
Advanced Care Planning – Tough Conversations

Advanced Care Planning – Tough Conversations

There are a lot of tough conversations that we need to have with our parents, including their end of life wishes.