Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Avoid Burnout

Burnout is a word that is thrown around a lot these days. It’s one of the top complaints I hear in my coaching and therapy. And I can speak for my team at ChangingAging when I say ramping up for the 2017 tour launch this

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Do-It-Yourself: Basic Home Adaptations for Seniors

According to statistics, 17 million homes in the US will have at least one older adult with mobility problems indicating the need for more accessible homes for seniors. Given that seven million elderly people in America use crutches or other walking support and two million use wheelchairs,

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Got a Parent Who Does Nothing All Day?

You get along fine with Mom and Dad. You have your life, and they have theirs. You do what you want and so do they. Sometimes that means your parents spend their entire day doing nothing more than sitting around the house watching TV, reading

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5 Tips for Dressing Elderly Loved Ones

Paralysis, lowered mobility, and other physical challenges make it difficult for older adults to get in and out of their clothes. At Silverts, we believe getting seniors dressed should be the least of a caregiver’s struggles. That’s why people all over the world trust us

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A Manifesto For Radical Inclusion

Intro by Giving Care Team: A new philosophy around the support of people with changing cognitive abilities is needed; dementia patients are especially prone to the harms of stigma, stereotype, and segregation. Below, Dr. Al Power proposes a manifesto for all to read and act on.     The

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Moving a Reluctant Parent: Part 2

“I am never, EVER moving out of this house, and that’s that!” If you have ever been on the receiving end of words to that effect, my blog series about moving a reluctant parent out of the house is for you. Moving a Reluctant Parent: Part

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Moving a Reluctant Parent: Part 1

Assisting parents who are willing to relocate out of the family home and into a more elder-friendly environment is one thing. Expect an altogether different experience when Mom and Dad dig in their heels and refuse to move. When home-safety is seriously compromised, and your parents

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