Only Child Caring for Aging Parents

I am an only child caring for aging parents

Speaking as a third generation, only daughter and experienced Aging Life Care Professional™, I have many thoughts on an only child caring for aging parents. Perhaps being an only child propelled me to a career in Aging Life Care™ management. I’m an Only Child. How do I Care for My Aging Parents? by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Only Child Caring for Aging Parents

What to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents this Holiday

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Visiting aging loved ones this holiday is a great opportunity to poke around the house and look for signs that he or she may need some extra TLC. These tips tips from the experts in aging well can help you start an important conversation.  To Grandmother’s House We Go by Amy Smialowicz Fowler, BA, CMC … Continue reading What to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents this Holiday

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Seniors

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The last few shopping days are here and you’ve found yourself stuck thinking about what to give that special elder in your life. Here are some different and thoughtful holiday gift ideas for seniors that won’t clutter the house or require  an  engineering degree to assemble.  Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the 80+ Adult by Linda … Continue reading Last Minute Gift Ideas for Seniors

10 Ideas to Celebrate Holidays with the Elderly

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Your aging loved one may be slowing down, but it doesn’t mean grandma or grandpa doesn’t want to celebrate the holidays anymore. Finding ways to modify holiday traditions or by creating new ones that fit their lifestyle and speed will reduce stress levels and keep everyone connected and happy this season. 10 Caregiving Tips at Holiday … Continue reading 10 Ideas to Celebrate Holidays with the Elderly

Social Isolation and Loneliness

Loneliness linked to declining health in aging adults

Ask anyone for their top advice about living a long, healthy life and you’ll probably hear tips about the importance of eating well, stopping smoking, exercising and getting regular medical checkups. Don’t throw those good habits out the window; but, it may come as a shock to learn that connecting with others may be the … Continue reading Social Isolation and Loneliness

Aging Adults Need a Winter Storm Emergency Plan

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With winter storm Caly bearing down coast to coast, severe weather — snow, freezing temperatures, ice,  or heavy rains — greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well, Aging Life Care Association™ to help aging adults get ready for winter weather. Before a Storm Stay … Continue reading Aging Adults Need a Winter Storm Emergency Plan

Long-Distance Caregivers Seek Professional Help

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During the holiday season families and friends visit aging loved ones. Frequently this is the time when they discover troubling changes in health, behavior, or physical appearance of their family member. Many will discover their aging loved one now needs more help or attention. Recent Survey Reveals Top Reasons Long-Distance Caregivers Seek Help Long-distance caregivers … Continue reading Long-Distance Caregivers Seek Professional Help

Creating Smooth Discharge Planning Transitions

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For many patients, being in the hospital is like riding a bullet train. Zipping from room to room, procedure to procedure, being jabbed, jostled and poked, and then suddenly being told it’s time to disembark. Taking time now to understand the discharge planning process can help  ease stress and ensure you are aware of your patient … Continue reading Creating Smooth Discharge Planning Transitions

Five Tips to Help Family Caregivers Balance Responsibilities

I am an only child caring for aging parents

November marks National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize the countless individuals like you who make the everyday commitment to care for a loved one. Today, an estimated 39.8 million Americans serve as caregivers for one or more of their family members.1 Of that number, many of these individuals care for an aging … Continue reading Five Tips to Help Family Caregivers Balance Responsibilities

How Do I Know If Grandpa Needs Help? What to Look for During Holiday Visits

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Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country.  For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans.  Make the Most of Holiday Visits: What to Look … Continue reading How Do I Know If Grandpa Needs Help? What to Look for During Holiday Visits