One a Day Keeps Stress at Bay

What is consistently felt by those of us caring for our elders? STRESS!! Eldercare lands in our lap like an elephant. It’s big, heavy and hard to ignore. We usually find that eldercare causes us to feel overwhelmed and our Read More …

Share the Care or Pull Out Your Hair

Many families will be gathering for the holidays. This is a perfect time to talk with your siblings about sharing the care for aging parents – before anyone loses more hair. Often, families are spread out geographically with one sibling Read More …

Getting ahead

This is the time of year to get ahead of the “end of year pile-up” that occurs when it’s open enrollment season for everything medical and the calendar year deductibles need to be revisited. If you prepare now for the Read More …

Time Out

Ever wonder why your elder gets so grumpy after a wonderful outing with you and your family?  They just had a great time!  We just had some family togetherness! Well, their time away from their home base may have exceeded Read More …

A Plan for All Seasons

Plan now for where your elders will live as they age.  Get their vision for what they want to happen if they need care or accommodations for an illness.  Having a plan is the key.  It reduces the stress, eases Read More …

Double Checks for Rx

Ever wonder if your elder’s meds are being taken correctly? If they are living in a residence facility, are their meds being dispensed at the right time and in the right dosage? Well, you’re not coming out of left field Read More …

Elder Emergencies – Stay Ahead of the Storm

Seen the photos of nursing home residents sitting in waist deep water? Watch the elderly couple’s daughter flag down a CNN crew to rescue them from rising waters? These are examples of how devastating emergencies can be magnified when they involve Read More …