Maybe it’s just that I’ve been through caregiving for my elderly parents recently, or that I’m doing a lot of research on the topic now, but it seems like this conversation is everywhere these days. Whether it’s a celebrity’s family fighting over who has mom or dad’s best interests in mind, or just articles for the rest of us who are still blessed to have our parents around as they reach advanced ages, you can’t escape articles, news stories, interviews, Facebook pages, and documentaries about aging parents and how their adult children are caring for them. This can get some of us wondering about our own parents’ needs, how to start a conversation about declining abilities we may have noticed, or just what exactly our parents want and need from us.
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 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
by Anne Bogardus, Founder (and former caregiver to Bob and Kit)(Note: this article is written from the perspective of a caregiver whose parents are unable to participate in some or all of the process. If your parent is able, obviously they should be included in making...read more
Written by Anne Bogardus, Founder (and former caregiver) This information is provided for educational and information purposes only. It is not medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for specific questions. If you are new to the caregiving journey...read more