Category Archives: Guest

Boomerang Family: Coming Full Circle with Parenthood

by Joy Loverde Children grow up, get educated, and leave home for good. At least that’s the way it used to be. Whether it’s paying off college debt, unemployment, broken relationships, getting divorced, abusing drugs and alcohol, and/or saving money, many men and women over the age of 25 are now moving back in with…
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Bathtime Safety Tips for Helping Our Aging Parents

by Kaye Swain Caring for aging parents and looking for tips on helping them take baths? I have a few for you, starting with the recommendation of a wonderful resource book - Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants. Even if you never plan on taking the class or working as a nursing assistant, this…
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Joy Loverde answers your questions about eldercare and aging parents

by Joy Loverde What a busy week for eldercare. Questions emailed from family caregivers were pouring in.  Must be because school is out for the summer and the focus is now about issues related to the entire family and family dynamics. Here are a few of the questions I received this week about aging parents…
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Caring for the Elderly

by Alyx Braze Something most of us will have to deal with at some point in our life is caring for an elderly person and you can lighten the stress of it by knowing what to do. Often times someone’s health can go slowly and their family will have time to figure out what needs…
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How to Esure your Loved Ones are Getting the Best Care?

by Nisha Whether you are in the process of transferring a loved one to a care home, or you currently discussing the possibility, you of course want to make sure that your loved one goes to the best home available. Whether you are looking at care homes in Southampton or anywhere else in the country,…
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Joy Loverde Suggests Lightening Your Load

Like most people I know, I keep a running list of tasks to accomplish during the week. It’s an informal list – nothing urgent. If I don’t get something done on my list one week, the task carries over to the next week. If the task never makes it to “completed” status, it’s not the…
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Aging Parents: Loving Life’s Leftovers One Stitch at a Time

by Joy Loverde Spending sixty percent of my waking hours on airplanes going from here to there for work purpose offers me plenty of opportunities to meet fascinating people in the waiting area. Such was the case a few months back when I had the privilege to meet Sue Parrish, lead product designer for Keepsake…
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Daily Dealings With Alzheimer’s

by Daniel Domer If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know that conversation and other daily activities can be a challenge.  Some days are better than others, but life is simply different.  Recognizing that and making adjustments will make the road ahead smoother for both of you. If you’re the caregiver,…
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Treat Gently, This Gentle Man by Patti R. Albaugh

Patti R. Albaugh is the author of Treat Gently, This Gentle Man, a collection of essays and prayers that describes the journey she took alongside her father in his last year of life. She would like to share this resource at nominal cost to those who are involved with eldercare. Many people have told her…
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Ways for Elders to Find Peace In a Community

by George Shaw Common Tips for Community Building and Social Outreach for Seniors to Prevent Depression and Loneliness A rapidly growing problem in today’s society is clinical depression amongst our elders. There are numerous life factors that contribute to senior depression, many of them are unavoidable. The loss of mobility or the diagnosis of an…
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