When To Hire In-Home or Live-In Help?

When To Hire In-Home or Live-In Help? There comes a time when older adults wonder if they need someone to help them manage daily tasks that are becoming harder to do on their own. While many seniors want to continue living independently at home, they also realize that washing dishes, taking a shower, and other … Continue reading “When To Hire In-Home or Live-In Help?”

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully Shannon Griscom, a retired English high school teacher, cannot picture living any place else other than her house on Melville Avenue in Palo Alto, California. Griscom wants to “age in place” in her own home. She realizes that moving into a senior residence may be necessary at … Continue reading “Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully”

What Is A Care Assistant, And Care Assistant Care?

What Is A Care Assistant, And Care Assistant Care? A care assistant, also known as a personal care assistant (PCA), is a healthcare professional who provides basic care and support to people with disabilities, the elderly, and those who are recovering from illness or injury. Care assistants work in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, … Continue reading “What Is A Care Assistant, And Care Assistant Care?”

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice Kim Sylvester was worried about her 80-year-old mother, Harriet Burkel, who was becoming increasingly frail and isolated. Sylvester would ask her mother, who also had emphysema and peripheral artery disease if she needed help. Sylvester said her mother would respond, “No, I can do … Continue reading “How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice”

Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known

Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known Cynthia Dearborn was unexpectedly put in the uncomfortable position of caring for her aging father, Russell Dearborn. What made the situation even more complex was her 75-year-old father had vascular dementia but did not realize he had the progressive condition. … Continue reading “Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known”

Aging In Place: Healthier Life; Latest Trend

Aging In Place: Healthier Life; Latest Trend The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, which keeps track of the housing trends in the country, has set its sights on the older adult population. The federally backed home mortgage company, better known as Freddie Mac, conducted two surveys within five years to determine the attitudes and perceptions … Continue reading “Aging In Place: Healthier Life; Latest Trend”

Bill Introduced For Veterans And Their Caregivers! Elizabeth Dole Act

Bill Introduced For Veterans And Their Caregivers! Elizabeth Dole Act Disabled and elderly U.S. military veterans and their caregivers would receive more support and services under a bill recently introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The proposed legislation would improve in-home care and community-based services and expand services to veterans who live in rural … Continue reading “Bill Introduced For Veterans And Their Caregivers! Elizabeth Dole Act”

Live-In Caregiving As The New Alternative

Live-In Caregiving As The New Alternative Sheila knows firsthand the pressures of caring for an aging parent. The Michigan resident and her three brothers have been caring for their mother, Marlene, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Sheila, who is 60 years old, did not want her last name used in an interview. Sheila and … Continue reading “Live-In Caregiving As The New Alternative”

Caring For Someone With Alzheimers (ALZ)

Caring For Someone With Alzheimers (ALZ) Jim and Laneeda Lucero had what many would consider the perfect life. They were college sweethearts and married while still in school. Lucero was an advertising executive and his wife, Laneeda, was a stay-at-home mom to four children. Lucero described his wife as “busy,” “bubbly,” and “beautiful.” She was … Continue reading “Caring For Someone With Alzheimers (ALZ)”