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Living with Aging Parents

Ways to Make Your Family Reunion a Success

By patrick / December 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Ways to Make Your Family Reunion a Success
Family Reunions

The holidays often serve as a time for families to reunite and spend time together for the first time in a while. These special occasions where members of the family all get together rarely happen often, but they serve as a great opportunity to catch up on life events with members of all generations while…

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A Senior’s Guide to Downsizing

By patrick / April 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
Downsizing home

Downsizing from your home after raising a family can be a stressful experience. Proper planning, gathering of advice, and correctly evaluating stuff are all important things in making sure your downsizing goes as smooth as silk. The first thing to do is to find solutions to all of the financial questions and issues that surround…

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Tips For Caregivers to Avoid Burnout

By patrick / November 14, 2017 / 0 Comments
Caregiver Burnout

Whether it’s your official job or you are just helping out, being a caregiver is rewarding. You sleep better at night knowing that you’re one of the few people making a difference in this world. More importantly, you are helping someone that cannot help themelves. However, that doesn’t mean taking care of someone is easy…

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Elderly Care Options

By patrick / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments
Donelda & Jessica

If you’re reading this, you’re probably feeling very stressed out. Mom or dad aren’t doing well and it’s obvious that you need to step in. Perhaps they’ve fallen lately, or maybe they’re not eating or drinking properly, maybe forgetting their medications; whatever the reason that is causing you pain, it’s more than you can handle. Don’t…

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UTI: Urinary TRACT infections in the elderly

By patrick / May 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Sarah’s mom was getting really cranky lately. She would go back and forth from being argumentative to being depressed, fatigued, and anxious. She would lash out at Sarah one minute, and in the next minute breakdown crying and asking for help. “I just don’t know what’s wrong with me, I can’t handle things anymore, I just…

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Shower Chair: 6 Tips for Bathroom home Safety Open preview

By patrick / May 18, 2016 / 0 Comments
Shower Chair

For many, aging brings the loss of balance and one’s overall strength. The decline in function can then cause a lot of difficulty in sitting upon and getting up from the toilet or bedside commode. Due to this difficulty there now comes a risk for falls and other injuries. Luckily thru the use of adaptive equipment there are many…

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Stress: Coping With mom

By patrick / September 17, 2015 / Comments Off on Stress: Coping With mom

Jackie’s mom calls her at least twice a day now. Sometimes it’s just to stay in touch, other times she’s in tears because she just feels so awful and confused, but more times than not she calls to try to guilt Jackie into coming over. The caregivers she’s hired are always awful people that can’t…

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Is Your Aging Loved One Moving In with Your Family? How to Prepare.

By patrick / August 19, 2015 / Comments Off on Is Your Aging Loved One Moving In with Your Family? How to Prepare.
Aging Parents Moving In

  Given logistics, distance and demands, families frequently find themselves needing to move an elder out of his or her home and into a family home with multiple relatives who can help. It’s a big transition issue for everyone involved, and the change requires everyone in a household to make adjustments as well. Even if…

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A Family Caregiver Who’s Feeling Rundown Will Benefit from Professional Elder Care Services

By patrick / June 22, 2015 / Comments Off on A Family Caregiver Who’s Feeling Rundown Will Benefit from Professional Elder Care Services
african senior patient with female nurse

It’s easy to feel rundown and fatigued when trying to take care of an elderly loved one. For Melanie, supporting her aging mother wasn’t something she had planned on, but after she had suffered from astroke, she knew she had to step up. After all, no other family members were going to step up, and…

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How to Have The Talk With Your Parents

By patrick / June 18, 2015 / Comments Off on How to Have The Talk With Your Parents

[vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column border_color=”” visibility=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Do you wonder how to begin a conversation with your aging parent regarding a sensitive topic? Whether it’s needing to speak about giving up driving, moving, or bringing help in, you can improve the odds of coming up with a solution by knowing which…

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