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 …

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 …

Help When It’s Time for Hospice

When someone tells you it’s time to call hospice for someone you love, it’s one of the toughest bits of news you’ll ever hear. However, when you do get that news, you’ll still need good information. Here are a few Read More …

Begin with the End in Mind

Raise your hand if discussing death with your parents is fun. I see no hands. Yeah, yeah, I know I’m not looking at an audience right now – but I also know of no one that would. It’s not a Read More …

Check up with Check-ins

Don’t have all the players gathered for a sit-down care conference? Well, take your show on the road. Go visit your elders’ care providers and get an update from them on how your elder is doing, what their needs are Read More …

2 Steps to a Productive Care Conference

Let’s start with the definition of a care conference (CC). First of all, it is a meeting between your elder’s provider team and you (and possibly your elder). Secondly, it’s goal should be to set objectives and timelines for the Read More …

H.E.L.P. is on the way!

Do you wish someone would just come and rescue you? Are you wondering if help is available for you as a caregiver or your elders as they age? H.E.L.P. is really just a click (or call) away!