Somber. Sad. Dark. Gloomy. When we think of a typical funeral, these are the moods that usually come to mind. But, is there a way we can turn a funeral into a joyous event? Can we think about a funeral as a celebration of life and lighten the mood while still maintaining … [Read more...] about Celebrating One’s Life After Death: Can A Funeral Be A Joyous Event?
Most of us do a pretty good job of pretending that we’re never going to die. We live our lives and push the reality of death as far away as possible. Adult children, however, eventually come to the point where they can no longer pretend that their parents are going to be around … [Read more...] about A Difficult Discussion: How To Talk About Death With Our Aging Parents
What would make your home work better for you? There are many tools available to help seniors age in place in their homes, because home is indeed where the heart is, as well as where cherished memories, dignity, and optimism reside. Independent aging tools can range from home … [Read more...] about Tools To Help You Stay (And Thrive) In Your Home
Patience, patience, patience is needed when caregiving. There are many things that I could probably do faster; however, I let them do it. It gives purpose and meaning in their life to help out. Even if it’s not the way I would do it, I let them help. My mom will help fold … [Read more...] about Involve Them in Daily Chores
Nervous about sending your loved one to a long-term care facility? Heather Downs, RN and unit manager at Friendship Manor, gives three tips for peace of mind: Always tour the facility. Look for cleanliness and teamwork.Read reviews or testimonials from those with … [Read more...] about Searching For Long-Term Care? 3 Tips To Know