“My father will not tolerate a ____________ (fill-in-the-blank) caregiver. Can you promise me a ____________ one?” Having run a home care business for over 30 years I have heard this request many times over to my disbelief and sadness that an adult would not just want the best trained, most experienced, and kind caregiver for … Continue reading Racial Bias in Requesting Caregivers: How to rise above this problem!
Perhaps you are recently retired and have some skills you would like to share or maybe you find yourself in a role that you are not prepared for, possibly “family caregiver.” These are two examples where mentoring could benefit you in your later years. Mentoring is a win-win relationship between two people that is usually … Continue reading Mentors in the “Aging Space”
Fall Prevention Week: September 21 – September 25, 2020 According to the National Council on Aging, one in four Americans aged 65+ fall every year. Having an Aging Life Care Manager as part of your health care plan for your older loved one can help avoid this common, but avoidable, part of aging. As a … Continue reading This Fall, Prevent Falls For Your Elder Loved One
Susan is getting burnt out trying to care for her 91 year old father. She has a part-time job teaching and takes care of her two school-age grandchildren in the afternoons. Her mother has been gone for three years and Dad is truly struggling to stay independent, and failing at that. His neighbors and church … Continue reading “Dad resists every suggestion I make! Help!”
by: Linda Fodrini-Johnson Millions of families, and my own family, are under great pressure during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history. We had been worried or concerned about our aging parents before the pandemic, but now we are even more stressed worrying about them contracting this devastating disease. There is so much conflicting (and … Continue reading Caring for Aging Parents during a Pandemic? Professional Support is Available!
By: Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Walnut Creek, CA The current worldwide pandemic is causing sleepless nights, hand wringing and some strange behaviors having to do with fear that can sometimes bring out the worst in us. However, we are also seeing some incredible acts of kindness and selflessness in neighbors helping neighbors. As, … Continue reading Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times