Convincing an aging parent that they need care without being too pushy is never easy. Here are some proven ways you can get them to say "yes"!
When Parkinson's progresses, it can create communication barriers that make caregiving more challenging. As a caregiver, finding ways to bridge that communication gap is essential for providing the level of care that your loved one needs.
For reasons like pride and control, seniors can become secretive about their health and stop listening to their own children. Watching your parents make risky decisions can be frustrating and even agonizing at times. Thankfully, getting through to your aging parents is possible by taking these steps.
Once your aging parents need caregiving assistance it’s not uncommon for old sibling rivalries to resurface as relationships get magnified. If you’ve been shouldering most of the caregiving burden alone, here’s how to let your family members know that you could use their help in caring for your elderly parents.
Convincing a senior who refuses caregiving that it's in their best interests can be difficult. Thankfully, getting them to say “yes” is possible by taking this approach.
As an informal caregiver, talking with a senior loved one in a meaningful way is essential for their continued health and wellbeing. Using these communication tips should make the process go more smoothly.
For the past 6 months you’ve been providing some daily living assistance to your aging in place elderly mother. But with your own busy household and part-time job to manage, the added workload and stress are starting to wear you down. Your adult brothers and sisters all live nearby, but thus far they’ve been “MIA” when it comes to helping-out mom. What should you do?
Everyone needs care at some point. It’s often an aging family member who relies on others for their everyday needs — and it requires a caregiving team to help meet those needs effectively. If you’re faced with leading the care of an elderly family member, here are 5 ways to build the caregiving team that’s needed to meet his or her needs.
It is essential to do everything possible to make sure that you are communicating with at-home caregivers as effectively as possible. Following the tips below can guide you into a relationship with your at-home caregiver that is both professional and mutually-beneficial.