Care Conferences are Critical during COVID

Not being with your elder means not being able to see with your own eyes if their care needs are being met and how well they are doing. Care Conferences (CC) are your best tool for checking on, requesting and Read More …

Refresh Your Vision to 20/20

A new year – 2020 – brings the opportunity to take another look at the reality of how your elders are doing. Enhancing your view of their reality – 20/20 views of the elders in your life.

Don’t Go The Distance

Moving your elders is a big decision – for all involved. Where? That one word encompasses so much. Whatever decisions are ultimately made – one thing is clear. It’s better for your elder to be nearer to you or someone Read More …

The Caretaking Caregiver

There are many ways to be a family caregiver. Most people think of the traditional physical caregiving when the term “family caregiver” is used. However, there are other types of caregiving roles that family members can have

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 …

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 …