Posts Tagged senior companion care

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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12 Tips for Communicating When Grandma Has Hearing Loss

12 Tips for Communicating When Grandma Has Hearing Loss

It’s a quiet Friday in the office.  The phones aren’t ringing.  The door isn’t opening.  No one is even searching through file drawers.  And

Hearing Loss, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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If I Get Dementia

If I Get Dementia

I ran across this list today and thought I’d share it with you. It was written by Rachael Wonderlin, who has her master’s degree in gerontology an

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Summer Travel with Seniors

Summer Travel with Seniors

Summers are often the ideal time for family to travel with elderly parents on vacations, to reunions, or on group outings with family and friends. Whe

Parents Care, Senior Travel

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The Benefits of Senior-Youth Relationships

The Benefits of Senior-Youth Relationships

Our culture is now more age-segregated with diminished interaction between generations. With our increasingly high-tech society lacking in face-to-fac

Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Healthy Aging: Accepting Change

Healthy Aging:  Accepting Change

After 7 years, it was time for my client “Sadie” to have a new at-home caregiver.  Her long-time caregiver “Mary” had to leave.  I have to a

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Elder Care in Minnesota: Parkinson’s Care

Elder Care in Minnesota: Parkinson's Care

Although Parkinson’s disease is not fatal itself, the Centers for Disease Control lists Parkinson’s complications as the 14th leading cause of dea

Caregiving, Parkinson's

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Seniors are More Than Their Physical Needs

Seniors are More Than Their Physical Needs

It is pretty much a given that when assessing a senior for assisted home care, the client will have medical problems or physical limitations brought o

Caregiving, Home Care, In-Home Care, Mental Health, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Help for Senior Caregivers: How to Identify with an Aging Parent

Help for Senior Caregivers:  How to Identify with an Aging Parent

According to Wikipedia, empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another individual. We all have the ability to

Caregivers, Caregiving, Loss, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Help for Senior Caregivers: Transitioning to Facility Care

Help for Senior Caregivers:  Transitioning to Facility Care

According to Mark Reese, MA, LPC, LAMFT at the Center on Aging, part of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, the following are

Caregiving, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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