Category: Caregiver

How to Advocate for Aging Parents Effectively

Trusting someone you love to be cared for by someone else is never easy, especially for a senior family member. Whether at home or in a facility, you’ll have questions that need to be answered. You’ll also want to be prepared to advocate for your loved one to proactively manage any potential problems and also […]

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Appreciation Missing When Providing Caregiving Help? We Have Tips.

From the moment you woke up this morning until the end of an exhausting day, you’ve given your all to your older family member. You provided help with showering and dressing, prepared nutritious meals they enjoyed, cleaned the house, made it to their 3:00 hair appointment, and picked up prescriptions and groceries afterwards, all while […]

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Be a Better Elder Care Advocate for Your Aging Parent

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Serving as an elder care advocate for someone you love is perhaps one of the biggest honors – and responsibilities – you will have as a family caregiver. It means fully comprehending the […]

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Respond Safely to Dementia Aggression with the 6 R’s

Of the many challenging behaviors typical in dementia, perhaps the most difficult to manage is aggression. A senior who may have always been mild-mannered can unexpectedly lash out in outbursts which can be truly frightening: hitting, cursing, kicking, yelling, biting, or throwing things. How can you, as a family caregiver, safely help restore a feeling […]

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