This is the time of year when we think about family and all we have to be thankful for. One of the high points of the season can be sharing precious moments with aging loved ones. Sometimes as we share stories and memories, it becomes stressful and tries our patience. We worry about them being… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Do It Alone
If you ever had school age children, you probably spent some time in October conducting a fire safety survey and making a few changes around your house. That
There are 7 key signs to watch for to see if your aging loved one needs help taking care of their everyday activities and needs and one of the easiest to check is what they’re eating. Getting enough nutrition is important at any age. However, 15% to 50% of the elderly suffer from malnutrition… Continue reading Does your aging parent need help? Check their eating habits.
When a family is faced with caring for an aging loved one, it is not uncommon for the issues of money and inheritance to create tension among siblings. Disagreements are inevitable, but they do not have to mar relationships forever. It is important to acknowledge that families have problems and that everyone comes from a… Continue reading Distant Care-giving can Cause Sibling Issues
Many adult children tread lightly when it comes to the health of an aging loved one, especially when it could threaten independence. And, sadly, it often takes an incident of some sort before families feel that
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Because our Keeping In Touch Solutions staff is committed to helping families with safety concerns and quality of life issues for seniors, we understand the needs you have and the needs of your aging loved ones. We understand that few aging adults want to leave their homes. We also understand your feelings as a long… Continue reading Long Distance Care Giving
Sometimes it is difficult for us, as adult children, to switch roles occasionally with our aging parents. No wonder how awkward it might be, one of our most important jobs is to advocate for their needs.
Do You Love Your Heart? Ways to Turn Stress into Calm February is associated with the color red, love, Special Valentines, chocolates and the American Heart Month. Women of any age, caregivers, and our elderly mom and grandma would all appreciate a box of chocolate this time of the year (dark chocolate is good… Continue reading Do You Love Your Heart? Ways to Turn Stress into Calm
Home for Thanksgiving: Aging Parents and Traditions What are your favorite Thanksgiving Traditions? For many who live far from their aging parents or grandparents, it is time to pack their suitcase and take the trip home either by air or on a road trip.