Caring for your elderly parents can feel like a lonely job, but you are not alone… According to Pew Research, roughly 17% of adult children in the U.S. provide care for aging parents, and about 12% of those are multigenerational caregivers. That means they are primary caregivers for a parent or aging relative while still… Read more »
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At 10am, we receive a call from Mary, looking for home care for her mother, Patricia. Patricia lost her driver’s license about a year ago. Since then, she’s experienced increasing balance and mobility issues due to declining vision. Mary lives out of town but is visiting. She recognizes Patricia’s need for care at home. Our… Read more »
When someone thinks about home care, they assume home care and home health care are one in the same, but that is not the case. Below is a side-by-side comparison of these services.
If you are young and healthy, do you need an advance directive? If you are in poor health, do you need an advance directive? If you have discussed your wishes about health care decisions with your family, do you need an advance directive? The answer is to each of these questions is “yes.” Most people… Read more »
Senior villages are local, non-profit organizations offering support and community services for aging-at-home seniors. They are all volunteer-driven, and aim to be the connection between volunteers and services needed for seniors in their community. Services available vary widely based on the volunteer availability. Some common services include: grocery shopping transportation IT support home maintenance help gardening dog… Read more »