Caregiving

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. We

When a loved one is ill, there are many losses that we may feel.

The loss of their mental or physical abilities
The loss of the relationship we once had with them
The loss of joy and ease of life
The anticipatory loss of them dying

You want to help your parents live safely in their home. You also know it may be time for them to downsize to a smaller home or retirement residence. How can you help when your aging parents refuse your help?
1. Acknowledge how they feel. This may be a difficult time for them,

Things have started to change.  Your parents are aging.  Your children are growing up or have left your home.  You know that you will need to step into a different role soon to support your parents but where do you even start? What can you say or do to help