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Caregiving

Caregiving is a rewarding, frustrating, inspiring experience. Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or your partner, it’s important to remember to also take care of yourself. We can help.

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts
10 months ago

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts

By  •  Family

In working with 1,100 people living with dementia, I’ve found working with them is the easy part! It’s their families who are much more challenging. Read More

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving
11 months ago

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving

By  •  Family

What do you do when your elderly parent is no longer a safe driver?

How to get an elderly person to stop driving is a top concern among caregivers. If you’ve discovered that your parent or someone close to you is no longer a safe driver, talking to them about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult conversations to have. But it is one that’s extremely important. Read More

When Facing a Serious Illness, Palliative Care Can Ease Pain and Anxiety
11 months ago

When Facing a Serious Illness, Palliative Care Can Ease Pain and Anxiety

By  •  Family

Over the past year, several people I know have been diagnosed with serious illnesses. They’ve undergone equally serious treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. For them and for their loved ones, it was a time for “all hands on deck.”

However, I believe that a number of hands were missing. Read More

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers
11 months ago

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers

By  •  Family

I did my first “research” paper in 2nd grade. I chose Harriet Tubman. When I learned what one woman could accomplish against unbelievable odds, I was hooked. I devoured stories of female trailblazers, marvelling at Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Malala Yousafzai have inspired me. Being a trailblazer is hard work. Read More

Top 10 Caregiver Tips to Use if You Are Feeling a Little Overwhelmed
11 months ago

Top 10 Caregiver Tips to Use if You Are Feeling a Little Overwhelmed

By  •  Family

I signed up for my caregiving journey quickly. My strong, healthy, WWII-hero Dad had to be taken off an airplane in a wheelchair. He had gotten so sick during the flight the attendants were concerned for his well-being. Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Assisted Living Home Vacation
11 months ago

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Assisted Living Home Vacation

By  •  Family

A short-term stay in an assisted living home can feel like a relaxing vacation for an aging loved one. With housekeeping, meal preparation, and entertainment all taken care of, your loved one can focus on things they enjoy. Things like making new friends or participating in scheduled activities.

There are many reasons to consider an assisted living vacation for an older loved one. Here are the top five: Read More

Worried About Your Parents Being Elderly Drivers? How to Know When They Should Stop
11 months ago

Worried About Your Parents Being Elderly Drivers? How to Know When They Should Stop

By  •  Family

Are you worried about the safety of your elderly parents driving? It’s common for adult children to start worrying about an aging parent’s driving skills. Read More

Questions You Should Ask When Visiting an Assisted Living Facility
12 months ago

Questions You Should Ask When Visiting an Assisted Living Facility

By  •  Family

The search for the right senior living community can be daunting for families who are new to the process. There are a variety of options available in every size and location imaginable. It can therefore be difficult to know what traits to look for in a senior housing community. Read More

6 Important Considerations When Hiring Nurses for Home Care
12 months ago

6 Important Considerations When Hiring Nurses for Home Care

It has been reported that each year in the United States, millions of people aged 65 and older fall. This results in hip fractures and other injuries. The consequences are sudden and serious. Read More

Home or Hospice? Making the Choice for Home Nursing Care
1 year ago

Home or Hospice? Making the Choice for Home Nursing Care

In the United States, about 40 million people provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult according to AARP. Many of the readers of Sixty and Me are in this situation now or might be in the future. Usually, the patient and caregiver would prefer this care be given at home, if possible. Read More