Yearly Archives: 2017


When To Know If Healthcare Intervention For An Elderly Loved One Is Needed

  Across the world, many societies are judged by how they treat and care for their elders. In this country, it can become easy in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to assume that our loved ones are receiving the treatment they need. After a lifetime of caring for us, it can be hard [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Housing Safety For The Elderly During The Holidays

As we enter the Holiday season and a visit to our elderly loved ones may be planned, a great opportunity exists to make sure that their housing situation is safe and healthy. A high percentage of the elderly population, roughly 85 to 90 percent, want to stay in their PRESENT housing situation. However, to remain [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Process Of Selecting The Right Caregiver For Your Elderly Loved One

I think that my family is on the cusp of hiring outside help for my mother. My mother is reluctant to concede this point. I am not going to push her on this topic yet, but I am going to prepare for the eventuality. I have tried to have conversations with her about this and [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communication Plan For Elderly Adult Caregiving

As I reflect on my last post and wonder how we got to where we are with my mother’s illness and corresponding physical decline, my thought or conclusion is that I am not as good a communicator as I think I am. Although I shared a lot of information for elderly adult caregiving, I did [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Spectrum of Elderly Adult Caregiving Styles

Having just visited with my mother, I am left with a variety of thoughts. Some pleasant and others not so pleasant. The primary thought after this trip is “use it or lose it.” Having heard this saying for what seems like most of my life, I am now witnessing its manifestation in my mother. The [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Long Distance Caregiving For Your Elderly Loved One

As I mentioned in my last post, my family’s support for my Mother is getting more real. More Active. I also mentioned that “where to start” and “what resources are available” are two of our starting points. A third starting point is determining who among us has the necessary skills to manage the care that [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Getting Real

Up to this point, my family’s support for my Mom has been the “rah rah cheerleader- how can I or we help you” kind of effort. Reality is starting to kick in. We all sense that a transition is starting. One where we go from helping with the gardening, minor home repairs and offering verbal [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

As I mentioned in my last post, I think that my Mom and my family are transitioning into a new area as it relates to my Mom’s needs and the assistance that we can provide. The 10 Warning Signs that signaled us to start paying attention are now leading us into the observations and actions associated [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Things May Be Changing… An Update On My Mom’s Story

Just got back from visiting with my Mom. I now find my concerns about my Mom’s situation moving from the “let’s hold and observe” category to the “it is time to start researching things” category. It’s a fine line to walk – whether or not to start raising red flags or focus more closely on [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What does an elderly adult caregiver do?

I live about six hours from my mother. I have four brothers and sisters who live closer. A sister who lives 30 minutes away and two brothers and another sister who each live about 90 minutes away.  I started wondering how we could combine our efforts to help my mother before the time comes when [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments