20 Questions Every Caregiver Should Ask Themselves Today!

I’m always amazed at the sacrifices caregivers make for their elderly parents. To witness it day in and day out and to be able to help those caregivers is something I’m truly grateful for. All too often, I find my family caregivers (usually daughters) so concerned about their elderly mom or dad that they have […]

5 Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job to Care for an Elderly Parent!

When you notice for the first time that your elderly parent needs help, your natural instincts are to be there for them not matter what. Perhaps the missed work and the stress of balancing it all has you fantasizing about becoming their full time caregiver. If so, I recommend you take a deep breath and […]

Are You Dreaming of Starting a Geriatric Care Mangement Practice? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Many social workers, nurses and human services professionals are filling a need in the senior market for advocacy, care planning, care coordination and health care navigation by opening businesses in geriatric care management. A business dedicated to helping adult children and their elderly parents. It’s exciting and I would love to see more care managers […]

Are You a Caregiver Dealing with a Narcissistic Elderly Parent?

Do you cringe every time the phone rings for fear it’s your elderly parent? Does your elderly parent refuse to accept the fact they need help; despite the evidence piling up around them? Worse yet, do they create unrealistic expectations that send you on a guilt trip, when you “let them down”. If so, you […]

How to Increase Referrals to Your Geriatric Care Management Business

The number one way geriatric care management businesses are built is by referrals. Not advertising, not social media but referrals. The old fashioned way; word of mouth! I recommend you consider how you’ll build your referral base before you open your business. If you’ve already opened, make creating a referral base a priority. A referral […]

10 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season With Your Elderly Parent!

Do you struggle with your elderly parent during the holidays? There are plenty of ways to ensure you have a calm and peaceful season with your mom or dad, that don’t include pharmacutical interventions (for you or them). This eight week stretch between Thanksgiving and New Years is the most stressful time of the year […]

Nursing Home Neglect? Call This Community Resource!

Is your elderly parent receiving poor care in a nursing home or assisted living community? Are you sick and tired of  your complaints falling on deaf ears? In each and every care community in this country, an advocate is assigned to help residents resolve problems and  improve quality of life. You need to know about […]

Are You a Caregiver Worried About Finances? 6 Ways to Ease Your Burden!

Caring for an elderly parent can take a financial toll on baby boomers and put your own retirement at risk.  If you’ve retired early or quit a job to care for your elderly parent you may be starting to feel the financial pinch. Your savings account starts to dwindle and you worry about the future […]