caring for a loved one

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,

It’s a question that I get all the time. “How do I approach the subject of downsizing and moving with my aging parents?” It’s not easy when you are beginning to notice challenges your parents may be facing living in their home. There are things you can do to approach

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

There’s an expression, “mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” Well that expression bloomed into a mighty reality last week as we organized the delivery of donations from the July 27th Hang-Up Help Out event. We were on board from the moment we heard about this event, but we had no

As she sat on the edge of her bed, in her 20×20 suite, I could tell that she really was anxious and wanted to leave.
“I’m not happy here”, she said desperately as she looked into my eyes. “I want to go back home!”
Mrs. Jones called me on a

Mr. Smith came to us following the death of his wife a few years ago. He had met another woman and he was now ready to move forward into a new home to begin the next chapter of his life.
As I watched him sitting in his favourite chair staring