Is it possible to ask loved ones to share caregiving costs without being critical? Here’s how to get yours to say “yes” when everyone’s household budget weighs in the balance.
Getting an aging parent to accept home care is never easy, even when it's desperately needed. Here’s how to tactfully address the issue.
Finding ways to better understand and accept your new role as a caregiver will make the entire process go more smoothly. Here are some tips.
Is your parent hesitant to accept help? If so, here are five ways to ease your senior loved one into accepting some professional home care.
It can be intimidating to think of a visit with an elderly loved one stretching out with “nothing to talk about”, so here are 7 ways to make it enjoyable.
If you're a family caregiver, here are some ways you can work with professional caregivers so that your loved one's needs are always being met.
As they age, communication can become increasingly difficult for elderly loved ones. Here are four tips that can help you overcome that obstacle.
Although serving as an informal caregiver is highly rewarding, it can also be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. If you’re an independent senior who relies upon an informal caregiver, these are some things that they might want you to know.
Social media has become a powerful tool for meeting new people around-the-world, or staying in touch with friends and family members. Many Americans aged 65-and-over are homebound due to a chronic illness, disability or other reasons that makes it harder for them to interact with others. If you’re serving as a caregiver for a homebound [...]
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 [...]