* Roles & Responsibilities

February 23, 2018

When Hoarding Is a Disorder

You may have seen reality TV shows about people who hoard mail, gadgets, cats, and even trash. Or, maybe for you, the reality is a little closer. It could be a neighbor or a family member.
February 22, 2018

Protect Your Child’s Quality of Life with a Special Needs Trust

One of the biggest worries for parents of children with special needs is what will happen when the parents are gone. Who will care for their children and will they have enough money, not just to […]
February 13, 2018

How To Keep Your Loved Ones Independent

INDEPENDENCE AND AGING Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their […]
February 12, 2018

How a Daughter Helped Her Mom Face Death

“I have a question for you, Aim,” Mom said from her blue La-Z-Boy. “How did you stay so positive during everything you went through?” This takes me by surprise. “Uh, Prozac?” I joke, and she laughs.
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 By Caregivers

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, […]

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