How To Have Difficult But Constructive Elder Care “Family Planning” Conversations

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Most people think of “family planning” as a road map to parenthood but it’s also an important aspect of elder care and senior living. Planning ahead for where and how your parents will live as they lose independence is an important part of elder care family planning. It takes a village to raise a child; it also takes a village to care for our parents in their elder years. This month, we’ll focus on elder care and best practices designed for optimal quality of life for seniors.

SEVEN TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR DOCTOR VISITS MORE PLEASANT

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Accompanying elderly patients to the doctor can be challenging if you’re not prepared. Here are some recommendations for making you a pro at doctor visits.

IT’S LIKE TAKING YOUR KIDS TO THE DOCTOR

My role as a caregiver to my parents began gradually. At first, I started accompanying them to their doctor visits and eventually, I became their sole medical historian and health surrogate.

The Art and Science of Medication Management for Seniors

dreamstime_l_9027708Medication management for both seniors and caregivers can be overwhelming. In this series, we’ll look at ways to make the process less daunting. Here are some tips to get you started.

As a primary caregiver to my parents, I never imagined I’d become a medical historian, health surrogate and patient advocate — that’s quite a few shoes to fill! — all of which required me to learn a great deal about medication management when they could no longer handle their own healthcare.

How to Use Twitter to Learn About Caregiving

Social media “tweetchats” on caregiving offer a platform to connect with others and find countless resources on elder care. As an avid, frequent user of social media, I regularly employ a great online community tool that improves my access to information on elder care. In…

6 Positive Thoughts on Caregiving to Welcome the New Year

Caregiving seems overwhelming when you’re caught up in the daily routine. As we head into 2016, here are some thoughts on how to experience caregiving with a positive attitude. In 2015, I transitioned from a full-time caregiver back to a somewhat “normal”…

8 Essential Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for Caregivers

The holidays celebrate family, build memories and bring people together. But they can also be an emotionally charged time for caregivers who are observing the decline of their beloved parents. When I was caregiving for my parents full-time in the last…

National Family Caregiver Month November 2015

Congratulations for being who you are! –National Family Caregiver Month acknowledges the hard work of over 40 million caregivers in the U.S. who devote part of their lives to care for loved ones. The month of November is a time…

Support Groups Help Deal with Caregiver Burnout

Support groups are invaluable for caregivers who feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Make them a priority in routine caregiver self-care. ATTENTION! Free Report Reveals Secret Formula For Getting Elder Care at Home …without going broke in the process! The number one rule of…

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