* Roles & Responsibilities

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 […]
June 4, 2018

Wandering Top Tips: What Causes Seniors with Dementia to Wander?

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for understanding why dementia patients wander.
May 31, 2018

Care Giving When Stroke Happens

Strokes, or “brain attacks,” disable Americans more than any other disease. With an interruption of blood to the brain, a stroke may have similar symptoms; but as everyone’s brain is different, so are the effects of […]
May 29, 2018

What Do I Do if My Parent Refuses to Go to The Doctor?

Changing to a new doctor is often stressful, but for an elder who is set in their ways, seeing an unfamiliar physician can be extremely unsettling. It is important since the right doctor can make all […]

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