Your aging in place elderly mother has been in declining health for several years now. She lives nearby, so you and your spouse take turns providing mom with the care she needs. But you both also have jobs, a household and two active children to manage. Some days you and your spouse hardly see one another at all, and now the kids are starting to complain. What should you do?
Providing care to an elderly loved one is a labor of love, but millions of family caregivers every year experience a condition called “caregiver fatigue”. Caregiver fatigue is common amongst members of the “Sandwich Generation”, or those adults who are caught in between raising children and caring for an elderly parent at the same time. Thankfully, staying recharged and refreshed is possible when using these tips from the pros.
Your elderly mother is having trouble performing simple tasks, and she’s locked herself out of the house several times. The other day mom went to the bank and couldn’t remember how to get back home. Mom’s forgetfulness has now reached the point you suspect she has dementia. What should you do?
No matter where you live, you’re going to get some nasty weather from time-to-time. Inclement weather can take many forms, including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, high winds and heavy snowfalls. Harsh weather can be especially hard on those aged 65-and-over who also live alone.
According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 25% of all Americans aged 65 to 74 suffer from some form of hearing loss. For those 75-and-over, the rate is one out of two. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one with a hearing impairment, keeping the lines of communication open [...]
Thank you to Waltonwood Cary Parkway for hosting Meditation 101: An Introduction to Meditation. Niya Stafford-Hooks, Marketing Manager, was instrumental in bringing this talk to the residents and staff. It was a joy to talk about meditation basics, its benefits and to do some meditating with our friends at Waltonwood Cary Parkway- what a wonderful [...]
Tony Rogers, co-owner of HomeChoice Home Care Solutions, presented "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimers Disease" at the Bladen County Dementia Awareness Series in Elizabethtown, NC. He is pictured here with Rachel Hodnett, Lumber River Council of Governments today.There were 65 people in attendance including an Elizabethtown Town councilman. Tony loves being a [...]
Congratulations to Jordan, our March Caregiver of the month! Our scheduler calls Jordan a "gem" and her clients just can't get enough of her. They wish they could see her even on days when they don't have care. Jordan loves dogs and is very close to her grandparents and family. She is taking nursing classes [...]
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, I'll be riding 30 miles in the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, a cycling event benefiting the V Foundation for Cancer Research. I've committed to raising $1,250 to help the V Foundation declare victory over cancer because I believe a cancer-free world is possible, and I believe the V Foundation [...]
Your mother and father have been married for over 60 years. They met shortly after he returned home from World War II, fell in love, and were quickly married. For the most part, they had a wonderful marriage, but they certainly had challenges along the way. Your mother recently suffered from a stroke and while [...]