The elders in our lives are dear to us. Sometimes we want to express our feelings with gift giving. It can be a challenge choosing gifts for seniors in our lives though. We want to give something that they will use and appreciate. But where do we start? This list gives some practical examples and goes a step further to help you come up with some personalized ideas of your own. Ultimate Guide to Great Gifts for Seniors from Samantha K … [Read more...]
Conversation with aging parents about getting help
Once you've gone through the process of determining whether your aging parents need care, what next? 5 Five Tips for Conversation with Aging Parents Begin the Conversation. This can be a hard conversation. Allow your loved one time to absorb and digest the idea of getting help – if the need for help is not critical or urgent. It is unlikely that everything will be settled in one conversation. Consider it an ongoing dialog. Understand … [Read more...]
Do My Aging Parents Need Care?
When Karen visited her parents over the holidays, she discovered nothing but frozen pizzas and ice cream in their refrigerator. Her mother had always been the one to shop and keep the home, but as the years passed she became less and less able to do so. Karen's dad would run to the store for a few things, leaving her mother alone while he was gone. It wasn't by choice of course, her aging parents just had no one to turn to for help. It … [Read more...]
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Looking For Senior Living Options? Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
Isaiah Collins, of Care Patrol of the Triangle, is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) He's an expert at finding the best care and senior living options for those no longer able to live independently in their homes. There is such a variety of senior industry professionals available, and sometimes we're not sure what they are and what they do. The great thing about CSAs is that they know all the right questions to ask to help a senior find the right … [Read more...]