Older Adults, Alcoholism and Counseling
When you hear the term “substance abuse,” what age range comes to mind? Perhaps you first think of adolescents or young adults. You may be surprised to hear that alcoholism within the older adult... read more
Published on April 4, 2019.
Downsizing Tips for Purging and Planning a Move
So much of our attention is spent on things. Caring, cleaning, storing, arranging, packing, unpacking, displaying, dusting THINGS! But in all this attention, we rarely pause to see how our outer spaces impact and... read more
Published on March 25, 2019.
4 Tips for a Better Hospital Stay
No one wants to go to the hospital, but unfortunately as we age this becomes increasingly likely. Seniors tend to have more hospital admissions than younger adults. In order to be as comfortable in... read more
Published on December 15, 2018.
The Art of Celebration
Traditions and rituals are part of the way we mark time and enjoy the rhythm of our lives. Like the ghosts in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, each holiday seems to fill with memories of... read more
Published on November 22, 2018.
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 October 24, 2018.
4 Family Caregiving Facts You May Not Know
No one wants to think about it, but unfortunately as our parents and loved ones age, family caregivers need to think about how to provide the best care possible. According to an AARP report,... read more
Published on September 28, 2018.
Sustainability: 5 Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
When we hear the word “sustainability”, we tend to associate it with environmental impact, eco-friendly options, and renewable energy sources; however, the concept is central to caregiving. It highlights the importance of not just... read more
Published on September 1, 2018.
5 Holiday Tips for Caregivers
We have always learned that stress is bad, in fact, stress can make us sick. However, new scientific research is showing us that this may be a situation of mind over matter. According to... read more
Published on November 30, 2017.
A Season of Peace: Family Dynamics & Eldercare
After nearly 28 years in Geriatric Care Management, we have come to understand a few things about family dynamics in eldercare.
Eldercare is a family affair
Every family is unique
Every family has a past, “black sheep”,... read more
Published on November 28, 2017.
Are Mom & Dad Safe? | A Checklist for Adult Children
Have you ever been at work and found yourself thinking about your parent’s safety? This is a reality for millions of Americans balancing a career and family caregiver responsibilities. However, with a little planning and... read more
Published on September 21, 2017.