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 […]

How Develop Key Referral Sources for Your Geriatric Care Management Business

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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. A solid referral source base that funnels ideal clients to you on a consistent basis should be the focus of your marketing efforts. Of course, as with most […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is It Time To Simplify Your Elderly Parent’s Life? 5 Simple Ways To Do Just That!

Family caregivers spend a significant amount of time each week managing doctor appointments, finances, medicine and running basic errands. This is on top of the many hours a week spent assisting with bathing, dressing and answering the same question a million times over. Maybe you can identify! If you’re struggling to manage your elderly parent’s […]

5 Ways to Make Caregiving Less Stressful

It can be stressful and lonely caring for an aging parent. The endless appointments, piles of laundry, agitated behaviors, meals on the table, pills to dispense, answering the same questions over and over, siblings that don’t help or worse yet criticize your every move. If you haven’t already, you need to create some strategies that […]

Nursing Homes: Volunteer and Make a Difference

You can make a difference in your community by becoming a nursing home volunteer. You might think that nursing homes are all gloom and doom but there are plenty of smiles, laughter and hugs to be had. Nursing homes are full of individuals that have lead long and eventful lives and they could use your […]

Aging Parents: Navigating Acute Care Hospitals!

For many, the first realization that mom or dad needs help is admission to the acute care hospital. It can be a stressful and disheartening experience for many aging families. Acute hospital settings are not designed to help you and your aging parent find long term solutions to life’s challenges. The role of the acute […]