The "sandwich generation" comprises those who are taking care of their own children while helping to care for aging parents. For some, this may seem like an unmanageable situation, but here are a few things you can do to help manage the stress.
Many aging-in-place seniors with malnutrition run the risk of losing their independence for good. If there’s an elderly loved one in your life who may be malnourished here’s how to identify the warning signs, along with ways that you can help.
Sadly, millions of seniors do not socialize like they should. If there is an elderly loved one in your life who has trouble making new friends, here’s how to help them stay connected with others.
Convincing an aging loved one to accept home care isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Once they’ve finally agreed to hire an in-home caregiver, getting them to “stay the course” can oftentimes be just as challenging.
If you have made the decision to take on the responsibility of remote caregiving, it is important to stay level headed and hopeful about your ability to best support your elderly loved one. While a certain degree of stress in this process is inevitable, there are ways to make everything run far more smoothly than expected.
When your top priority is your loved one’s health and wellbeing, it can feel impossible to justify your own needs. Maintaining your own wellness, however, is the opposite of selfish when someone you love needs long term care.