Family Caregivers

How to Bring the Christmas Spirit to Your Elderly Loved Ones

How to Bring the Christmas Spirit to Your Elderly Loved Ones

The Christmas season has long since been a tradition of surrounding yourself with those you care about most. Even during the coldest season of the year, being able to visit your loved ones brings warmth and comfort to family members. But as people age and their lives progress, it can be increasingly difficult to be able to bring family together to share those special moments. 

If your elderly loved one has trouble travelling for the holidays, there are still a number of ways that you can include them in your holiday plans to help ensure they feel connected and cared for during the cold winter.

Finding Joy in Caregiving

Finding Joy in Caregiving

Finding joy while caregiving does not have to be an elusive emotion only experienced after ignoring how you really feel. You are going to be stressed in this role, especially in the beginning, but there is a positive outlook to keep in mind. 

7 Things to Consider before Sharing Your Own Home with Your Aging Parent

7 Things to Consider before Sharing Your Own Home with Your Aging Parent

Sharing your home with your aging parents can lead to very positive experiences. Such a merger can save a significant amount of money, while also providing your aging parent the comfort that you feel they are entitled to. But, as with all things, there are certain considerations that you should be aware of before move-in day. These key factors will be highlighted in this post.

Lifts & Transfers 101: Everything You Need to Know To Keep You & Your Loved One Safe

Lifts & Transfers 101: Everything You Need to Know To Keep You & Your Loved One Safe

A loss of mobility can be a challenge for both you and your loved one. When your loved one can no longer get in and out of bed with ease, or when they become dependent on a walker or wheelchair for mobility, it’s time to consider their options for lifts and transfers. While a loss of mobility may seem devastating at first, it doesn’t have to be. There are many options and devices available to help your loved one retain a sense of freedom in their home – even if that freedom looks different than before.

That being said lifts and transfers shouldn’t be taken lightly. They pose a serious risk of injury for yourself and your loved one if done incorrectly. In fact, many care settings consider lifts and transfers a high risk activity.

How to Talk to Your Employer When You Are a Family Caregiver

How to Talk to Your Employer When You Are a Family Caregiver

It’s very difficult, if not downright impossible, to fully manage the day in and day out demands of providing care at home and providing support at work – no matter what job you have. At some point, you may need to speak with your employer and ask for their understanding in finding creative ways to help you manage your dual work load. We recommend the following four steps to help guide you in asking for assistance.

12 Things to Do with Your Aging Parents in New York City

12 Things to Do with Your Aging Parents in New York City

New York City can be intimidating for seniors, even those who’ve lived there extensively. Hidden amidst the towering skyscrapers and hustle-bustle of the Big Apple is an abundance of amazing opportunities for your elder loved one to participate in the vibrant culture, mingle with the city’s diverse inhabitants and enjoy exquisitely maintained natural locations.