by Mary Nix
- Caring for Parents While You Are Away
Not long ago, a good friend who is caring for her parents was getting ready to cancel a long anticipated trip overseas. She had been planning this trip for several years.
- Senior Assistance and Nursing Home Safety
Nursing homes provide senior assistance that many aging loved ones require, but after reading Nursing home nightmare still haunting the elderly by Cathal Gallagher I was reminded of the importance of advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
- Thoughts on Dementia and Living Differently
I recently listened to a CD, Thoughts on…Dementia/Alzheimer’s – Living Differently. The CD features 84-year-old Lorna LeBrun and her daughter Louise LeBrun as they discuss their lives.
- Exploring Senior Assistance Mobility Aids
Last year my 88 year old Dad fell and broke his leg. His recovery included an inflatable cast and the requirement that he put no weight on it for six weeks. As the ER physician was telling us Dad should be able to hop up the steps once home, my mind began to ponder how we would help Dad maneuver around with his cast once home. We made a list of the senior assistance mobility aides we owned and needed, but in retrospect, the number one resource on the list was the in-home physical therapist.
- The Truth About Elderly Dating
The most commented post at EldercareABC has been about online elderly dating .
- Elderly care from a senior's eyes
As often as we write about the challenges of caregiving, it is certainly good to remember to walk in our loved one’s shoes as well. This you tube video, Love of a Father helped me to do just that.
- The Truth About In Home Elderly Care
The truth about in home elderly care is that as the boomer generation ages, the next generation is faced with the challenge of caring for them. For families who cannot provide all the care themselves, the challenge will include being able to find quality in home elderly assistance.
- The Facts About Senior Day Care
Senior Day Care is a term that almost everyone is familiar with today, but I recall when the whole concept was new.
- Emergency Elderly Help
Emergency situations requiring elderly help always shock me quickly into action. Who doesn’t want to give elderly help to any loved one in the midst of a healthcare crisis!
- Finding in home elderly assistance
My widowed aunt was living alone and as she was getting older we began to see some telltale signs that she might need some type of senior assistance.