7 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Not Be Safe

7 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Not Be Safe

Early recognition that an elder may need assistance allows for proper planning and preparations (i.e. increased number of options, improved quality of care, and less expense).  Here are a few things to look for during your next visit: Signs around the house. Pay...
THE HIDDEN COSTS OF CAREGIVING

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF CAREGIVING

According to the the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2012), 65.7 million caregivers make up 29 percent of the US adult population and provide care to someone who is ill, disabled, or aged. Eighty percent of the care provided to the elderly in the United...
HOW TO PREVENT CAREGIVER BURNOUT

HOW TO PREVENT CAREGIVER BURNOUT

The importance of remembering to, and prioritizing caring for yourself – especially when caring for others – cannot be overstated. You must make your own well-being a high priority. Even though caring for yourself may seem like one more thing on an already overcrowded...
How Adult Daycare Saved My Family

How Adult Daycare Saved My Family

  Dear Mr. Eldercare101: Thank you for the work you do. You helped save my family. About 5 years ago my grandmother, who is 80, starting showing signs that something was wrong. My parents took her to a few doctors and seemed more depressed every time they came home....