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Should You Quit Your Job to Care for Your Elderly Parent?

Article written by Carol Bradley BursackMinding Our Elders. Originally posted on Aging Care

As parents age and need more assistance, most adult children do what they can to help. For many, the first step is a weekly stop by Mom and Dad

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Strategies To Cope When Life Gets Difficult

Let’s face it – sometimes, life throws just one too many curve balls.

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

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 the gift of your time and your attention. Sometimes it is more than they can muster to just get the regular household chores done, or gather the fortitude to get the car out on wet or icy roads.

A bowl of cereal or a few crackers and some peanut butter appear to be a sufficient meal when the task of cooking something is just too much bother.

Can you imagine what that must feel like. Yes, that’s why many seniors today fight depression. They are overwhelmed and left alone with too much time and too little energy.

The sad thing is that when people do less and become idle, they also lose strength and endurance, making them more frail. So the cycle spirals downward.

That’s when families and friends can really show how much they care. Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, we offer a daily call and that does wonders to the mental and physical health of seniors. Knowing that phone will ring and someone is genuinely interested in talking with them changes the daily outlook of many aging folks. Our Care Callers are much more than a robocall or recording, they touch hearts and become a reliable friendly person on the other end of the phone.

Families can give the gift of a daily call from a Keeping In Touch Solutions Care Caller. That gift would make a real difference – more than slippers or scarf!

In addition, family members can give love coupons that will also go a long way to improve physical and mental health in their aging family member. A coupon could be for something that has to be done around the house, but is too much or too challenging like cleaning out gutters, trimming bushes, planting the garden, or cleaning the carpets. Or, a coupon could be for outings of their choice: a trip to the fabric store, library, or a drive through the countryside to see the trees changing color. Coupons good for something each month – it’s not only a nice thing, it’s a promise that will be counted on and redeemed regularly.

By the time seniors reach their golden years, they no longer want things. In fact, many will tell you that priorities and those things that are important to them change. What was important when they were younger has lost its glitter and now relationships, friendships, caring and love are at the top of their lists.

So find a way to show Grandma and Grandpa how much you care. Give them time. Give them attention. Make new memories and you’ll find that, in the end, it will be a gift for all of you.

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let

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Home for the Holidays with Aging Loved Ones

The holidays are stressful on everyone – young and old. It’s just that the stresses are different. If we recognize what will make everyone most comfortable, we have a chance at making all the family gatherings a little less chaotic and a lot less stressful.

Take a moment to watch the video below from Keeping In Touch Solutions for some tips for the coming holiday season.

The little ones need some downtime, and so do our aging loved ones. Including them in the preparations allows Mom and Grandma the opportunity to contribute what they can. And, as always, if Grandma wants to do the dishes – let her. She will be the judge of what is too much.

And all the festivities can become too much, so don’t be offended or annoyed if she wants to go home early or doesn’t want to come at all. However, by all means take her a goody bag and a couple of meals afterward.

When you worry about her, a daily call from a Keeping In Touch Solutions Care Caller will alleviate the pressure. It’s not easy to always be available to call at a certain hour of the day, and Mom might get upset if you miss a call. We aren’t here to replace your calls, but just to ensure consistency and that daily touch.

What a gift that would be for mom this year – a subscription for a daily call – it just keeps on giving all year long. Now that will make a real difference in her life – and yours!

Contact us today to find out more about the gift really does keep on giving!

Have blessed holidays with everyone you love!

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let

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Medications and Aging Adults

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.

Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, we know what a challenge it can be to stay on top of the meds, the doses, interactions and everything else. But it’s really important because medications are powerful and can have adverse implications. We want to remind you to…

 

Because this is such an important issue, we make medication reminders a part of our daily call service and we’ve had clients tell us how much that has meant to them.

We are glad to be of service! Don’t spend another day worrying about your aging loved ones or yourself living alone. Sign up for Keeping In Touch Solutions Daily Check-in Call service.

If you want more information, don’t hesitate to sign up for a complimentary consultation. It’s a few minutes that could really change life for you and for someone you love!

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let

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Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn

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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

As a caregiver, what

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer

I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care:

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Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today?

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How would Mom manage if she fell?

Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live in fear of having more

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Did You Know More Women Than Men Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer

Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer