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Posts Tagged adult caregivers with aging parents

 Are You Caregiving from a Distance?

Long Distance Caregiving   Planning for your loved one’s care from far away can bring additional stress, so prepare for your next visit with the guidelines below. During the visit, look out for the following behaviors or conditions: How is she functioning in her home? Can she […]

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 Why Create a Family Book of Memories? 

Granny was a WAVE in the United States Naval Reserve, better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II. She told stories about the most handsome enlisted seamen that walk past her desk.  He would always stop and […]

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Caregiver’s Delights

  Staff members in rehabilitation centers, long-term facilities, independent/assisted living, and memory care buildings are hard-working for low pay.  Here are a few ways to reward them: The communities have policies that prohibit giving money or gifts to individual workers.  There is usually a pool of cash […]

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Aging Parents and the Winter Blues

Have you noticed your senior loved one experiencing periods of being “down in the dumps?” Many Americans suffer from episodes around the winter holidays but for seniors this condition may persist. My father used to suffer every year from the “winter blues” due to the lack of sun […]

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Holiday Joy for Seniors

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Jane remembered when her children were young – their joy in decorating the Christmas tree, gifts, brightly lit homes, and her favorite pecan pie.  It reminded her of how wonderful it was to watch her children sit on Santa’s lap, and the look on her son’s face […]

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Family Recipe Project

Mom's Recipe

You might be out of ideas for gifts for your parents, “He or she has everything and wants nothing.” This is a gift for everyone in the family and can be handed down for generations.  This is not your boring, run of the mill book that can […]

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Helping Your Senior Loved One Adjust to a New Living Situation

It is often difficult for seniors to adjust to a new housing environment. It may be a move from their house to independent/assisted living or memory care. They fear the loss of independence, status, self-esteem, freedom or social contacts. Here are a few ways you can help […]

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A Self-Driving Car?

We have all heard the rumbles about the Self-Driving Car. A trial began on September 14, 2016 in Pittsburg as reported by NBC Nightly News, Reuters, The New York Times, and USA Today. The launch of Uber’s self-driving pilot program marks the public unveiling of the company’s secretive […]

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10 Questions to Ask when Touring an Assisted Living Community

Investigating the Assisted Living Communities or Group Homes for your senior may be a daunting task.  Most parents want to stay in their home until they die, but that is not always possible.  For their safety, comfort, and for medical concerns, their physician may prescribe the move. […]

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Medication Recalls

Another resource has been brought to my attention! Hannah was kind enough to write: “I just finished browsing through karenowenlee.com, and I noticed that you provide some great resources for seniors and their loved ones. As someone who helps care for my grandparents, I appreciate you offering […]

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12 Ways to Save On Assisted Living Care

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The base price for Assisted Living can run anywhere from $1,800-$8,000 per month.  The base rate does not include any care provided by the staff – such as bathing, dressing, medication management, or assistance transferring a loved one from the bed to a wheelchair.  The cost of these […]

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New! Grab Bar With Table

The Able Tray provides a safety handle with attached multi-use table that pivots 360 degrees. It is supported by an ergonomic safety support that fits under easy chairs, couches and lift chairs. This product may be purchased through amazon for around $130. Product description: Ergonomic Safety Handle […]

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