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21 Facts Caregivers Must Know to Avoid Accusations of Financial Elder Abuse from Siblings, Unpleasant Visits From Adult Protective Services, or Unknowingly Putting Themselves in Legal Jeopardy
It’s been a tough morning. Your dad, who’s been living with dementia for five years now, just won’t get out of bed. Your sister promised to take over for you today so you could have a few hours respite from the burden of caring for him 24/7. But… She hasn’t...read more
Bluebird Care, a home care provider in Ireland, developed this handy infographic to help identify safety hazards in the home. Whether your parents live alone in their own home or apartment, in assisted living, or have moved in with your family, this can help you make...read more
Recently, I sat down (virtually) with Gail Weatherill, RN BSN CAEd CDP (wonder what all that means? See below.), aka The Dementia Nurse, who answered your nursing home questions on a wide range of topics:How do you know when it’s time for nursing home placement?How do...read more
Author: Anne Bogardus, (Founder and former caregiver) There are many difficult conversations adult children must have with their aging parents, and one of the most difficult is, of course, about money. While we have no problem talking in general terms about how well...read more
Author: Anne Bogardus, (Founder and former caregiver)Caring for elderly, and often ill, parents leaves little time to make sure we are maintaining our own health. It can be a real challenge to do things for ourselves, but ignoring our own basic needs doesn't serve...read more