caregiver

Home for the Holidays: Making the most of visits with aging parents

By Heather Imhoff MSW, LMSW Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. Notable changes in an aging person’s…

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4 Fears Surrounding End of Life Care and How to Overcome Them

  Many families find conversations about end of life care difficult to broach with a parent or aging loved one, but surely they have come up. Perhaps you were driving away from a nursing home visit with your mother when she told you she “never wants to live in a place like that.” Or, maybe…

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5 Reasons Why a Senior May Not Eat Enough

 Sharon watched with distress as her frail, 82-year-old mother used a fork to pick at the pot roast and potatoes on her plate. It looked like she hadn’t eaten more than three bites during dinner. Sharon wondered if her mom had lost weight since she saw her last week. Yes, she decided, she’s getting even…

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Tough conversations about relinquishing a driver’s license

At some time, you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important deliberations, considerations and possible actions you will probably face as the family caregiver. A person’s age is not and should not be the reason for taking away the car…

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