Whether your elderly loved one lives at home with home health workers coming in and out or they live in an assisted living-type facility, chances are you spent many hours deliberating over the perfect type of care or the the perfect place for them to be so that you could be sure that they are…

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Hopefully you never have to experience this but inevitably, it will happen to some.  That dreaded phone call that your elderly loved one has fallen or suffered some type of medical emergency and they have been admitted to the hospital.  This can be a scary time for everyone involved and have the potential for a…

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It’s that time of year, folks.  The holidays are upon us!  And you know what that means…it is the time to give, the time to rack your brain to find the perfect gift for your spouse, partner, teenage child.  But what about your elderly loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia?  Is gift-giving the same…

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When caring for a loved one, sometimes there is the added stress of that loved one living on their own without in-home help for extended periods of time. As if there isn’t enough to worry about, having the additional fear that your loved one may fall or injure themselves when they are alone is not…

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It sometimes seems like many of our elderly loved ones become less easy going in their later years and maybe a little more stubborn.  And who can blame them?  They want things done a certain way, a way that makes them comfortable and that is familiar to them.  Maybe this stubbornness presents itself as an…

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Good question!  And the simplest answer is….maybe??  I know that’s ambiguous but there are certain things to consider when deciding if a geriatric care manager is right for you and your family. First, what exactly is a geriatric care manager?  Think of them as a liaison.  A liaison between your elderly loved one – your…

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Caring for another individual can be an extremely hard task even for the most mentally and emotionally tough of us.  Knowing that the well being of someone else is in our hands can be a very overwhelming thing to deal with.  Because of this, caregivers often find themselves taking on a lot without stopping to…

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”I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”  We have all seen that commercial and some of us have probably giggled at the cute elderly woman who is the subject of said fall.  But for some, that commercial may have struck a nerve.  ”What if it were my mom or dad? It could be days if…

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Independence, it’s what we long for as young people and what we strive to maintain as we enter our golden years.  With so many life changes facing our older generation there are certain things we as the children and grandchildren of this generation need to consider.  Is it safe for mom and dad to live…

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