Top 5 Friday | Blogs on Caring for an Aging Loved One

 

What is the first thing we do when we need help or don't know what to do? We go online and research the problem. Each month, Sound Options is sharing a few online resources, from websites to blogs, that you need to know about in your search for care advice, know-how and connection. Each Top 5 Friday will center on a different eldercare theme.  

 

FEBRUARY | Blogs you need to know about if you're caring for an aging loved one. 

1. The New Old Age | Jane Gross’s Blog on Aging for the New York Times. Thanks to the marvels of medical science, our parents are living longer than ever before. Adults over age 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population; most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. That burden falls to their baby boomer children. In The New Old Age, Paula Span and other contributors explore this unprecedented intergenerational challenge.

2. SoundLife Blog | As experts in eldercare Sound Options seeks to be a continual resource to our clients, colleagues, and community. We are sharing our industry knowledge, resources, and expertise on eldercare with you through our SoundLife blog. As a Geriatric Care Management and Home Care company Sound Options has worked to improve quality of life for older adults and their families in the Puget Sound since 1989. 

3. The Conversation ProjectThe Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. It began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of loved ones.

4. Minding Our Elders |  Information, Support and Shared Experience for Caregivers and Seniors. Carol Bradley Bursack, a consultant on aging and caregiving issues, has cared for six elderly family members and shares her wisdom and experience. 

5. AARP Blog | Caregiving The AARP Blog has a dedicated category of blog posts just for family members caring for aging loved ones. It's stories range from personal experiences to current topics affecting families facing the challenges of eldercare.  

 

Published on February 15, 2013.