Family Time

Can Your Parents Spring Clean On Their Own?

Can Your Parents Spring Clean On Their Own?

Spring cleaning is a common tradition because we are ready to shake off the dust - quite literally - and start a fresh new season.

At this time of year, it’s a good idea to take a fresh look at your parents living situation. Your aging parents will want their home cleaned for the spring too, but they may not be physically able to do everything they used to do. A common first sign that your parents are struggling to live on their own is a decrease in their ability to care for their living space and themselves.

The Importance of Spending Time with Family

The Importance of Spending Time with Family

The benefits of spending time with your parents are numerous. Connections are so valuable, and it is our experiences with each other that allow us to build and foster relationships. Our connections to others are not frozen in time; they erode without proper maintenance. Allowing this to happen will lead to deep feelings of regret, and we should all try to avoid this emotion as much as possible. The worst regrets are those that we cannot change. This is always true of regrets concerning how we spend our time. Try not to allow this to happen to you. Spend time with your loved ones and create new lasting memories, while revisiting cherished old ones.

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. 

Family Caregivers: Don't Forget to Make Time for Relationships

Family Caregivers: Don't Forget to Make Time for Relationships

The relationships we have sustain us.  We need them to survive, especially during the times when we think we can’t possibly maintain them because of other overwhelming responsibilities.  Please take the time to care for yourself and make sure that you maintain your relationships because chances are you’ll need them to help you.  Just as you help others.