Gain the Confidence You Need to Have That Difficult Conversation With Your Elderly Parent

Does the thought of having a tough conversation, with your elderly parent, keep you up at night? If you’re an adult child of an elderly parent, chances are you’ll eventually need to have “the talk” with them, about a sensitive topic. These conversations are anything but easy and often times we avoid them. I find […]

Family Caregivers, I Need Your Input!

As a family caregiver of an older adult, you will interact with physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, direct care workers and others. You will serve as the key information source for your loved one. Social histories, medications, previous treatments and surgeries, care routines, advanced directives, day to day needs, dementia […]

What to Do if You’re Worried About Your Elderly Parent Driving!

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re worried about an elderly parent driving. The worry is enough to keep you up at night and question your own sanity. The decision to hand over the car keys is one of the most difficult decisions and transitions an aging family will make. It’s the one day to […]

Caregiving an Elderly Parent? What to do When You Feel Burned out!

FREE Caregiver Burnout Self-Assessment Worksheet

      Caregiver burnout is typically defined as a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. It is a physical and/or emotional collapse brought on by chronic stress. Burnout typically occurs when caregivers don’t get the help they need or when they attempt to do more than they are capable of. Caring for an […]

Gain the Confidence You Need to Quit Your Day Job and Start Your Geriatric Care Management Practice

Thinking of starting a geriatric care management private practice? This post helps you get clear on why you want to be self-employed and what your business vision is. The prospect of quitting your job, hanging out your shingle and flying solo can be overwhelming. Yet the idea nags at you until you find yourself day […]

Simple Ideas for Caregiver Self-care!

Self-care is not selfish and unkind, it's love and compassion in action...

Caregivers (professional and family) struggle with self-care even though we all know that self-care makes for a better caregiver experience. I’m always a little embarrassed when I preach to a caregiver about self-care only to be met with eyes that say “you’ve got to be kidding”. Between the day to day care tasks of caring […]

Confused About Starting a Geriatric Care Management Practice? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Part of my mission is to provide knowledge and insight in to the private practice world of helping older adults and their families. I specialize in the practice of geriatric care management and I talk to health care professionals weekly interested in starting a private practice business. The conversation generally goes like this… I’m a […]

Are You Struggling to Care for an Elderly Parent? Don’t Give Up!

Dear Brave Caregiver, There’s a HUGE learning curve when it comes to caring for elderly parents. All of a sudden, you’re thrust in to multiple roles; nurse, activities coordinator, nutritionist, social worker, taxi driver, housekeeper. You NO WAY feel prepared for these roles! Then it happens… That moment you realize you forgot to call your […]

How to Assess Your Elderly Parent’s Daily Needs!

Are you starting to worry about your elderly parent? Are you a full time caregiver being told by others it’s time for a transition to assisted living? Are you and your siblings at odds about the best course of action for your elderly parent? Regardless of your particular situation, explore specific areas of your mom […]

The Key to Elder Care Business Success? Healthy boundaries…

8 Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries in Your Private Practice!

When you own a professional private practice or elder care business, the lines between home and work can become very blurred. We’re constantly looking at our phones, checking e-mails and returning phone calls. When you’re in the business of caring for vulnerable aging families, there IS ALWAYS more work to be done. Clients in crisis, […]