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 […]

Aging Parents: Downsizing Tips!

My husband and I just completed our aging parent tour of the Midwest where we have been helping my 90 year old mother-in- law downsize: one tiny step at a time. As a professional, I know her sadness over sending her box of shoes to the thrift store wasn’t about the shoes it was about […]

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: Crisis Mode

Aging Parents: Crisis Mode Chances are the first time you’re asked to step in and help your aging parents it will be during a time of crisis. You may be setting in a hospital intensive care unit as you read this or your head may be spinning with bad news from your mom or dad’s […]

Caregiving? Tips for Coping!

Feeling overwhelmed by caring for your aging parents? It all starts with you being realistic and keeping things in perspective.  Here are some tips that can help. Tip #1 –  Choose to take charge of your life by not letting your loved one’s situation or illness always take center stage. Tip #2 –  Understand that […]