We come across many families who are dealing with end of life matters for their loved one or they are now dealing with their estate. Often, so many challenges and heartbreaking fights within siblings and other loved ones could be avoided if Advance Care Planning was discussed prior to the
The sandwich generation is defined as adults who are not only raising and supporting their own kids, but they’re also caring for an aging or sick parent. It’s a huge load to bear without support and proper resources.
One third of Canadians are caring for an aging loved one. How
We all have them, the mementos from days gone by that remind us of a time where things were different. Perhaps it’s the high school yearbook collection, the trophies from baseball championships or the wedding dress. Our basements, closets and garages become storage areas for things we will never use
The time may have come for you to step into the role of caring for your aging parents. You have noticed that they are not able to do what they used to do and you’re concerned about their safety. Perhaps they have fallen or you are noticing that they can’t
When we live apart from our loved ones, we often find it challenging to help when we want to be there for them. I lived through this experience as a daughter who lived 8 hours away from her parents. I understand the challenges you and your loved ones face. At
You may have started noticing that your loved ones are having challenges when it comes to the maintenance of their home or other daily living activities. They may be struggling with lawn and yard maintenance, or going up and down stairs. Perhaps they are struggling with cooking and cleaning. If
Where do you even start?
When your aging parents are not ready to move but you are noticing some challenges, here are a few things you can do to help them continue to live safely in their home.
Do a walkthrough with the lights off or in very low
Continuing the series in helping our parents and aging loved ones make the decision to downsize and/or move, this video covers the five key things to consider before downsizing.
Remember the acronym B.A.L.L.S.
Budget: This will be one of the most important factors to consider. What are your current living expenses?