Caring For Parents

Tips for Traveling with Seniors

Tips for Traveling with Seniors
Regardless of age, travel can wear anybody out. Traveling with a senior can be particularly stressful for families, but it doesn’t have to be. Read through this list of simple packing, travel, and arrival... read more
Published on June 20, 2017.

Responding to the Symptoms of Dementia

Responding to the Symptoms of Dementia
Sound Options shares tips for dementia caregivers to respond to difficult behaviors with compassion and skill. read more
Published on October 30, 2016.

Home Safety for Mom & Dad

Home Safety for Mom & Dad
Simple Checklist for Adult Children As the adult children of aging parents, safety is one of your primary concerns. Many adult children are sharing tasks and enlisting services to enable parents to age in their home... read more
Published on September 5, 2016.

Elder Care: A Family Affair

Elder Care: A Family Affair
When we think of elder care services we tend to assume that the aging adult is the only client receiving services. However, at Sound Options we understand that elder care is really a family... read more
Published on May 1, 2016.

Rocking the Roles: How NOT to Parent an Aging Parent

Rocking the Roles: How NOT to Parent an Aging Parent
Changing Relationships As children, part of the process of human development is that we differentiate from our parents. Over time, our independence and authority grows as we mature into adulthood and the once hierarchical parent/child... read more
Published on January 4, 2016.

What to Get Mom & Dad? Gift Giving Guide for Adult Children

What to Get Mom & Dad? Gift Giving Guide for Adult Children
As adult children, it can be difficult to know what gift to get an aging parent for the holidays. Many aging adults are downsizing and don’t really need more stuff, while other gifts can... read more
Published on December 1, 2015.

Bridging the Distance: Long-Distance Caregiving

Bridging the Distance: Long-Distance Caregiving
In recent generations there has been a diaspora of families. Jobs, education, and loved ones have spread families out across the country and the globe. When our aging loved ones need assistance, it can... read more
Published on August 17, 2015.

Who is Providing Long-Term Care?

Who is Providing Long-Term Care?
As you begin to think about long-term care options for yourself or a loved one you may be wondering how others are dealing with the same challenges. A common question is, “Who is providing... read more
Published on August 9, 2015.

A Declaration of Inter-Dependence

A Declaration of Inter-Dependence
Deep in the American narrative lies the archetype of the pioneer, a symbol of independence and grit, who makes a way of life out on their own in new territory. However, the problem with... read more
Published on July 10, 2015.

Should We Move In Together? What to Think About Before Inviting Parents to Move In

Should We Move In Together? What to Think About Before Inviting Parents to Move In
You’ve been sensing the relationship dynamics changing and the question comes to mind: Should we move in together?  You wonder if you’re ready for that step. How will it change the relationship? Will our... read more
Published on April 8, 2015.

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