* Roles & Responsibilities

February 2, 2018

Medication Management in Disaster Planning

A family disaster plan can be of valuable assistance to every member of the family. In order for it to be effective, however, it needs to encompass all aspects of your current living situation. When considering […]
January 31, 2018

How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely

Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s not the easiest subject to […]
January 30, 2018

Helping Someone You Care for Keep their Pearly Whites

The good news: With advances in fluoridation and dentistry, increasing numbers of older adults are keeping their teeth. And the more teeth you have, the longer you live.
January 17, 2018

Caregivers: Use Your Voice

We’ve all heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s a lesson we probably all first learned about when we were quite young.
January 16, 2018

Multiple Roles: Handling the Guilt

There are many stresses and strains in the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, but one of the greatest of these stresses is the daily responsibility of caregiving. Providing hands-on care, food, shelter, clothing, […]
January 15, 2018

Safety Begins at Home

If you’re among America’s 54 million caregivers, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, […]
January 11, 2018

How to Be Supportive to Friends Experiencing Loss

Loss is an inescapable part of life. Whether we’ve lost someone to death, or are going through a living loss such as divorce, retirement, a life-threatening illness, a debilitating injury or a life-altering condition like dementia or addiction, […]
January 10, 2018

More Than Reminiscing

As caregivers, it is an understatement to say that our lives are busy. Our days may be filled with endless tasks such as helping a parent with bathing, administering medications, managing appointments and insurance claims. We […]
January 5, 2018

Challenges Affecting Family Caregivers

Caregiving in our society affects individuals of all races, lifestyles, and incomes. As our population ages, a growing number of American adults will serve as caregivers for loved ones who are disabled and/or suffering from a […]
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