* Roles & Responsibilities

June 25, 2018

Ten Commandments for Caregiving

Taking care of two elderly parents with different needs was not an easy task. For me it was on the job training that I learned from interacting with the professionals I met along the way, from […]
June 21, 2018

Rocks and Caregivers… What’s The Connection?

Rocks and caregiving do not seem compatible in the same sentence or have an obvious connection. Rocks may seem ordinary, seemingly useless and taken for granted. Rocks may even seem unchanging; however, they do go through […]
June 20, 2018

Love Is In The Details

How do you show love? Do you write sonnets and leave love notes by the cereal, or are you a little more down to earth? Do you show your feelings by taking out the trash and […]
June 19, 2018

Put Procrastination in its Place

Caregivers often place themselves at the bottom of a long to-do list. Once I take care of A, B, and C, I will get into my own life. The problem is that never happens for one […]
June 18, 2018

My Mother Doesn’t Listen To Me! The New Role Of Eldercare Mediation

As a geriatric care manager, I am considered an expert in issues relating to the elderly.  However, where my mother is concerned, I am just a daughter who cares.  She often takes the advice of friends […]
June 15, 2018

Moving in With Family: Issues to Consider

Too often, the decision to move into a family member’s home is made when a crisis develops or as a last resort. Sudden illness or injury strikes and the family is left without a plan for […]
June 12, 2018

How Communication Can Influence Your Caregiving Experience

When I was a kid, one of my role models was Horton the elephant, from Dr. Seuss. His phrase, “I meant what I said and I said what I meant—an elephant’s faithful 100 percent!” became my […]
June 7, 2018

Where to Find Respite: Resources for Caregivers

We love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it any other way. Knowing we can […]
June 5, 2018

Caregivers In Hot Water

A hot shower is a must for many people to either start or finishes the day. For the elderly, it can be the same, but also a risky undertaking. In all age groups, tap water scalds […]

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