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Caregiver Burnout: How to Deal with the Emotional Tolls of Caregiving

 Posted by Pam McKillip on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Caregivers provide an essential and undervalued service to society by looking after the elderly and infirm. Without professional and casual carers, there’d be nobody to see to the needs and wellbeing of the vulnerable. However, the needs of the caregiver are often overlooked. As a family caregiver, failing to prioritize your own needs can have dire consequences. Click 'Read More' to learn how to prevent caregiver burnout.

How Do I Choose the Right Senior Living Option?

 Posted by Pam McKillip on October 11, 2021 at 8:50 AM
Choosing the right long-term care option is an important decision many older adults face daily. If a late-life move is part of your healthy aging plan, the next step is choosing a new place and preparing for what’s next. The hardest part for many people is getting started on choosing the right residence and planning for the move.

Click Read More to learn the right questions to ask to make your decision.

Is Aging In Place Right for Me?

 Posted by Pam McKillip on October 4, 2021 at 8:40 AM
For many older adults, there’s no place like home. Making the decision to live at home as you age requires weighing several factors to determine if this is truly the right decision for you, your loved ones or caretakers. If this is a decision you are currently considering, you are not alone. 

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Healthy Aging and Housing: Moving vs. Aging in Place

 Posted by Pam McKillip on September 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Establishing short term and long term housing goals can help families plan ahead for large moving or remodeling projects. It is best to consider changes to home and housing as early as possible in order to avoid situations where last minute decisions may wreak havoc on financial and emotional stability.

Use the tips in this article to create a healthy aging plan that includes short-term and long-term housing goals.

How to Have a Caring Conversation About Healthy Aging

 Posted by Pam McKillip on September 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM
As COVID restrictions begin to lift, more families have the chance to travel to see parents or aging loved ones. If you are visiting with family and notice changes in mom or dad’s health after time apart or only virtual visits, it may be time to have conversations about a healthy aging plan. 

Click to learn how to discuss a healthy aging plan in a caring way.

Healthy Aging in a Hygienic Home

 Posted by Pam McKillip on September 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
If you or a loved one has decided to age in place or relocate after retirement, healthy aging should be a top priority. One of the best ways to ensure you are setting the right foundation is creating a healthy and hygienic environment perfect to enjoy with those you love. The physical and mental benefits of a healthy home are boundless. 

Click to learn more about keeping you or a loved one's home safe and hygienic.

Stress and Seniors

 Posted by Pam McKillip on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM
It doesn’t matter how old you are. As we mature the causes of stress may change but certainly, they do not diminish. It could be different things like helping your children move into adulthood with adult responsibilities or moving up in your job because of your accumulated experiences, or facing change such as downsizing, moving, or helping with grandchildren. So, what are some of the things you can do to help manage your stress? Here are a few ideas.

Deciding When to Help Your Parents Declutter

 Posted by Pam McKillip on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Caring for your family can bring joy to your life. If you are caring for your parents and children, this can become complex. As your parents age, their needs and abilities change. If you’ve started to consider the next best move for Mom, Dad or another senior loved one, we have guidance on trigger moments that signify it may be time to talk about a plan. We have a list of significant changes that could indicate your parents may currently or soon need additional support.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: Combating Clutter

 Posted by Pam McKillip on July 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM

A healthy home is important for any family. If you are a Sandwich Gen Caregiver that could include your children and parents too. Clutter-free homes are healthy environments that make it easier for each member of your household to be the best version of themselves. Many caregivers feel a burden to clear everything at once but keeping your space clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily, weekly, or monthly if you are caring for parents or an older loved one.

Home Design Tips for Limited Mobility

 Posted by Pam McKillip on May 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
It’s no secret that as we age, our physical needs change. To avoid accidents, like falls, older adults and their caretakers must consider what sort of modifications will be useful, especially if their mobility becomes limited. To make this process more manageable, we’ll highlight three areas of your home that may require upgrades, and design tips you can implement to make the areas more functional. Living room The living room is the heart...
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