Category Archives: Relationships

Get Back on Track with Eldercare – Part Two

by Joy Loverde In my last blog I offered my views on situations when we over do it when it comes to family caregiving. We think nothing of saying “yes” to requests from loved ones even when it’s at our own expense. If you know this is true for you, then that mindset has to…
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How to Keep Seniors Involved in Social Activities

by Margaret Dennison Many seniors become introverted due to problems that can easily be resolved. They should be offered social activities that will keep them interested in life and emotionally healthy. One of the things that causes seniors to let social activity pass them by is an inability to hear properly. They feel embarrassed when…
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Elderly Home Care – The Advantages and Disadvantages

by Bob Kohut In many ways we are now experiencing a “perfect storm” which is making elderly home care the only viable choice for taking care of many our seniors.  With declining incomes coupled with rising expenses and a rapidly aging population, retirement communities and assisted living centers are being priced beyond the reach of…
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Curb the urge to take over

by Joy Loverde When it comes to being a family caregiver and you’re making your best attempt on a moment-to-moment basis to assist aging parents and elderly loved ones, it may feel like you are always on the brink of flat out demanding that they do things your way. I understand because I’m in the…
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Boomers Caring for the Elderly

By Bob Kohut Once upon a time few people reached the ripe old age of 100.  Fewer still maintained physical health and mental well being into their 90s.  But with better medical care and more attention to diet and exercise an astounding number of seniors are reaching both those milestones.  Boomers caring for the elderly…
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Does Caring for Elderly Parents Affect Your Health?

By Bob Kohut The burden of caring for elderly parents is something that will one day confront almost all of us. Not only that, it is a burden that will be born for a potentially very long time as more and more of the elderly are living longer and longer. Today, seniors’ reaching the age…
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3 Tips for Geriatric Care Management

Geriatric Care Management may be an ideal solution for anyone charged with the responsibility for ensuring their Senior loved ones are getting the care they need when they themselves cannot do it.  Either due to distance or time many people simply cannot get involved with ensuring their Senior family members are seeing doctors, taking medication,…
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Be Kind to Yourself

by Joy Loverde Your sister is critical of how you are caring for your Dad; your husband resents the amount of time you spend away from home; you missed your daughter’s piano recital once again; your boss is slowly losing patience waiting for overdue reports. When we take on the role of family caregiver for…
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A Hospice Story

by Bob Kohut I first learned of hospice care when an older neighbor of mine, who was like a father to me, chose to discontinue his agonizing treatment for liver cancer and go home to die.  This was in the late 1980’s and there were still a lot of people who couldn’t understand why he…
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What’s Wrong with Seniors Clinging to their Memories?

By Bob Kohut I was having a rare dinner out with one of my sons the other night when I couldn’t help overhearing a conversation going on between a very elderly woman and her adult son at the next table. The sum and substance of it all was that the woman kept talking about memories…
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