• Do the best you can with your loved one with regard to his situation. It’s impossible to know everything at any given time. • Push aside guilty feelings about what you are or aren’t able to do. • Contact medical professionals or caregiver agencies for advice when you … [Read more...] about Five Rules for Caregiver Survival
It is a good idea for everyone to be prepared for the unexpected. Sometimes these unexpected events come in the form of natural disasters, such as a tornado or in winter, a blizzard. An unexpected trip to the emergency room can be another. Having the pieces of an emergency bag at … [Read more...] about Be Prepared For The Unexpected With An Emergency Kit
Turn a doorbell into a handy tool that can make communication between you and your loved one much easier. Dan Heins had to get creative with communication ideas after dysphasia left his wife unable to speak loudly. “One of the most clever items was a wireless doorbell. I … [Read more...] about Try this Caregiving Tip
I remember the day my dad hung up his car keys for the last time. He didn’t share specific details with me, but he knew the time was right. Years later, he still recalled it as one of the most difficult decisions of his life. The loss of independence and control stuck … [Read more...] about Should You Keep Driving?
According to the National Institutes of Health, older adults are especially vulnerable to the cold: “Their body’s response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions, some medicines, and aging itself. As a result, hypothermia can develop in older adults after even … [Read more...] about Bundle Up: Personal Gear Tips To Stay Warm