Care-giving 101

Some call it the “Delta Principle,” in that taking care of yourself first is in similar fashion to a mother on an airplane that would need to give herself the oxygen mask first, if in flight, something were to go wrong. Taking care of ourselves seems to be taboo since

Caregiver Burnout

Strength & Courage Start With Knowing What You Don’t Know You Need Help… Knowing that confession is good for soul, is strangely similar to knowing and confessing that you don’t always know what to do in life sometimes. Life does not come with road signs, if you will. If I

No Two Cases Are Ever Alike

Navigating the Healthcare Landscape is a Matter of Perspectives For some families who contact care management services, the road looks like (or may feel like) a slippery slope full of rocks and dead falls, while to another family, their care-giving journey is nothing more than a deserted island where strange

When Parents Are Showing Their Age; When It’s Time to Talk About Getting Help For An Aging Loved One

Let’s face it. It’s never easy to discuss elder issues with aging parents or older persons we know or love. Whether it’s a parent, a relative, friend or even a neighbor, talking about when it’s time to get help due to the aging or disease process is never easy. But,

Driving & Dementia

Driving and dementia are two different words that don’t typically go together well… According to the National Institute on Aging, by 2020, the BABY BOOMERS will be near retirement ages! People are simply living longer these days, and people are still working beyond usual retirement. With today’s economy, people are

It’s Time for “Spring Teaming”

Spring is a good time to create a healthcare team for an aging loved one. That’s what “Spring Teaming” is all about! Spring is typically a time set aside to clean and organize each year in many homes. It’s also a time to refresh our minds and take inventory of

When Is the Right Time to Start Talking to Older Parents About an Aging Plan?

I am often asked questions similiar to this: “When should I start talking to my aging parents about the concerns for their safety… healthcare… or plans for aging?” My answer is typically something like this: “It’s never too early, but it can get to be too late when a sudden

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