Posts Tagged home help for the elderly

Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

Ambiguous Losses Come with Caregiving

I was my mother’s caregiver for nine years, my twin grandchildren’s guardian/caregiver for seven years, and am my disabled husband’s caregiver n

Caregiver Self Care, Caregivers, Caregiving, Family Caregivers, Loss

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4 Parkinson’s Caregiving Insights

4 Parkinson’s Caregiving Insights

Nearly 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease, the nervous system disorder that disrupts body movement. Each year, more than 50,000

Parkinson's, Senior Care Tips

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Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

“Sue” was one of our dementia clients with a daughter who was ahead of the technology curve. Five years ago, when we were caring for her mom, she

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Technology

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The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

In 2014, when I flew out to visit old family friends “Ginny and Lars,” I was sad to see Ginny meeting me at the airport in a scooter. Since her di

Falls, Parents Care, Physical Therapy, Senior Health Concerns

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Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Dad cuts his daily blood pressure tablets in half to save money.  Some days, Mom forgets to take her prescription drugs.  The wrong medications.  T

Aging in Place, Medication Management, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications.  Soon, he needed regular at-home care.  If you are taking care of elderly parents, you unde

Boundaries, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips

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Family Caregiving Survival Guide #1: “I Don’t Need Help!”

Family Caregiving Survival Guide #1:  “I Don’t Need Help!”

It’s not uncommon for seniors to balk at the idea of having help at home.  It’s also not uncommon for the adult children taking care of elderly p

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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8 Principles of Parents Care

8 Principles of Parents Care

“Sue Ann” spent the winter of 2010 shut up in her condo.  Sue Ann was in her seventies, and leaving home meant heading down two sets of stairs an

Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips, Senior Psychology

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Care for Older People: The Dangers of Loneliness

Care for Older People:  The Dangers of Loneliness

Connecting well with friends and family can help people stay healthier, age well, and live longer. In 2010, Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported on

Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Understanding Arthritis and How to Treat It

Understanding Arthritis and How to Treat It

Arthritis is more than the common aches and pains of getting older.  For the roughly 50 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis—two-thirds of th

Arthritis, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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