Category Archives for "Distant Caregiving"

When distance is added to the caregiving equation, children with aging parents find a heavy weight on their shoulders. Here are some suggestions and resources that may help relieve some of the pressure.

Being a Caregiver Can Be Good For You

Caregiving is as good for the giver as it is for the recipient.

Caregivers take heart, research is showing that caring for others is good for you! It’s a tough job, that’s for sure, but there are significant benefits being found. An article at Time.com reported on a study published recently in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people who occasionally cared for others lived longer […]

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Aging: Expectations and Reality

perceptions of agina

Aging. Getting old. What does that really mean? Think back to when you were young – and think about what you hear from young people today. There is such a stigma in America about getting old. So let’s start with all the negatives benchmarks: Losing eyesight Losing hearing Pain and illness Inability to drive Inability […]

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What Kind of Gift Does Grandma or Grandpa Need or Want?

gift for grandma

Chances are that Grandma and Grandpa both have more slippers, ties, hankies, and robes than they ever expect to use in the next decade. And, chances are that they don’t want one more thing that will go in a drawer or on the shelf in the closet. What Grandma and Grandpa can really use is […]

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Medications and Aging Adults

medication reminder

One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart ailments, acid reflux and digestive issues, diabetes, and so many others that it would be impossible to list them all. […]

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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

medicine reminder

Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn’t that a wow number? But stop to think about it – how we brush our teeth, the way we watch TV, what and when we eat – how many of those things do you give any real thought? […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

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As a caregiver, what’s your day like? I mean, really like? When I talk to caregivers of aging loved ones, this is what I hear: I get up and start to worry. I start by getting my family fed and making sure Mom is eating at her house, too. I am putting together breakfast for […]

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Will Your Aging Loved One Be the Next One to Fall?

elderly falls

It is not unusual for a new Keeping In Touch Solutions subscriber to be the victim of a recent fall. All of a sudden they get sidelined from a broken bone and their families get more concerned that they are safe at home. So a daily check-in from a Care Caller is the answer to […]

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What Will Show Them I Can Take Care of Myself?

caregiver support for aging parents

There is one argument we hear during so many calls we get at Keeping In Touch Solutions. Mom says she can take care of herself and her daughter thinks she needs help. Each side has their heels dug in and it’s creating tension between them on top of the stress of aging. We offer a […]

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How to Treat the Aging Women in Your Family

caregiver support for aging parents

Have you ever had one of those periods when events came together in just the right way to give you real insight? Well, if you haven’t – pay attention because someday it will happen to you; and if you have, you will appreciate that you are not the only one! The major event was that […]

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