Caregiving

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

It’s been a long winter! No one will disagree nor will they argue that many are beginning to get truly fed up with it. The cold. The snow. The dreary days without sunlight.
As we care for our loved ones, and ourselves, it is so very important to be conscious

It’s that time of the year again, time for joy, laughter, family and good times.
It’s time to rejoice, be excited and look forward to the many family gatherings, cheerful visits and love that is all around us.
Right?
For some, yes.  For others, no.
For many, it’s the complete