Caregiving

Grief hits us in waves. We can be feeling a sense of peace in one moment and then be hit with a tsunami of heavy emotions. What do you do in times when the wave of grief hits?
Here are five suggestions that may help:
What You Can Do
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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

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

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