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
As awkward life events go, discussing your aging loved ones’ finances ranks right up there with having the “birds and the bees” talk with your kids. Educating yourself about how to safeguard your loved ones’ economic security can ease this burden. Matters that concern the … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Manage Your Loved One’s Finances?
Should I Always Take Her Calls? Hello Sanity, My mom lives in assisted living. My two siblings live further away, but do talk to my mom often. I, though, am the ones she calls with errands, complaints, and the “take me out of here” calls. She sometimes calls several times … [Read more...] about Seeking Sanity: Advice from the front lines of caregiving.