My caregiving season was unspeakably hard, but so worth it. I’m a changed person. I have memories with Mom I’ll never forget. I learned lessons I would not have learned otherwise. I have no regrets.
As many as 60 percent of those living in nursing homes do not have regular visitors. Have you ever considered building relationships with the residents at a home near you?
How can you and your family reach out to those in nursing facilities, as well as shut-ins living in their own homes? Consider the gift of music.
Caregivers are like anyone else: We hate asking for help or encouragement. But we really need it.
Caregiving – whether for the elderly, ill or someone with special needs – is a largely thankless job. Don’t try to handle it alone.
Whether you give time, resources or acts of service, give it knowing that you are breathing life into someone who may be barely hanging on.
Discussing your wishes for medical treatment- or who you’d like to be responsible for decision-making in the event you’re ever unable to make your own – is an important task. This document will help you facilitate discussion with your loved ones around these sometimes difficult issues. High-profile situations, such as the one involving Terri Schiavo, …
Article About: Emotional Health Ruslan Guzov As people live longer, and as more progress is made in preventing the leading causes of death — such as cancer and heart disease — the chronic conditions of older adulthood make a more profound impact on families and society. Of these Alzheimer’s Disease may be one of the …
Many families never discuss the delicate issue of finances until faced with a crisis. But sorting through money matters now can make all the difference.
Understanding the Difference Between a ‘Living Will’ Declaration vs. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.