Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

10 Things You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on changingaging.org, written from the perspective of a patient who spent over 10 years in an assisted living facility. Before you sign the contract, check the Exclusionary Clause. This is the “We can throw you out if” list.

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How to Buy Footwear Online for Seniors

Buying footwear online can often be challenging.  Sizing varies widely across different manufacturers, which makes it difficult to confidently order a size.   When it comes to purchasing footwear for elderly men or women, there are added challenges that further complicate the issue.  Edema (swollen feet), which is very common

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Family Caregivers: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ROLE REVERSAL

The headline of this blog is in all caps for a reason. I’m shouting! I’m looking forward to the day when bloggers, reporters, website developers, media representatives, and marketing professionals stop referring to the process of caring for parents in terms of “role reversal.” And somewhere

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Family Caregivers: Are you addicted to busyness?

Damon Brown’s post, “3 Terrible Reasons Why You Are Addicted to Busyness,” stopped me dead in my tracks. Who me--addicted to “busyness?”   He explained why busyness feels like you cannot stop: Fulfils the ego - busyness becomes an acute measurement of entrepreneurial worth Fulfills guilt - not taking

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