In the Elder Care section of the website, you’ll find informative posts about the “meat and potatoes” of caregiving, like knowing when and how to broach the subject with your parents, common day-to-day tasks you’ll more than likely take on, typical health care issues you’ll have to deal with, and ways to ensure the safety of the elders you love.
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
Companionship is one thing often missing in an elderly parent’s life. Pets can fill a void and add other benefits to their lives as well. Author: Anne Bogardus, Founder and former caregiver Note: This information is provided for educational and information purposes...read more
Author: Anne Bogardus, Founder and former caregiver One of the hardest things about caregiving for elderly parents is knowing when it is the right time to intervene. No question-- that is a difficult conversation and can fracture relationships. We usually hear about...read more
Author: Anne Bogardus, Founder and former caregiver Any form of dementia is challenging for caregivers, largely because the symptoms can be so random and, at times, seem to come and go. When I was struggling to understand my dad’s behavior, I spent time on the...read more