Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Over 80

Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Over 80
  What to Get for the Mother Who Has Everything on Mother’s Day   As our parents age, it can be difficult to come up with a holiday, birthday or Mother’s Day gift that is useful, that they don’t already have and that they have space for, particularly if they are downsizing. Your mom probably ...

What To Look For in An Assisted Living Facility

What To Look For in An Assisted Living Facility
Helping Your Aging Parent Find The Right Assisted Living Facility   Coming to the conclusion that your aging parent is ready to move into an assisted living facility is an emotional process. No matter what your relationship with your parent and how ready both of you are to move forward, it can still be overwhelming, ...

The Long Distance Caregiver

The Long Distance Caregiver
How to Handle Caregiving From Afar   Even though you live cross-country from your parents, it has never been a problem remaining close. Phone calls, visits and even FaceTime have helped you keep your close bond and keep tabs on what’s going on at home, until recently.   Maybe you went home for the holidays ...

Realistic Solutions for Caregiver Burnout

Realistic Solutions for Caregiver Burnout
  How to Handle Caregiver Burnout When You Can’t Run Away   Most caregivers are in it for the long haul. The average time someone spends as a caregiver for a loved one can be between 5 and 10 years. That’s a really long time to spend putting the needs of someone else above your ...

A Caregiver’s Guide To Daily Self-Care

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A Caregiver’s Guide To Daily Self-Care
  How to Fit Self-Care in Your Day Without Stressing Yourself Out   Caregivers hear it all the time. “You need to take care of yourself.” “Don’t forget to care for yourself.” And on and on and on. The problem is, your day is already packed tight. How do you fit self-care into your day ...

Transportation and Aging

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Transportation and Aging
  What to Do When Your Aging Parent Is An Unsafe Driver   I owned and operated a transportation service for seniors in Los Angeles for eight years. One of the biggest challenges the aging population faces is the reality that they may be unsafe drivers. But what do you do if you live in ...