Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

We Don’t Choose Eldercare. Eldercare Chooses Us.

When eldercare comes knocking on the door, many people run in the opposite direction; but not you. Whether you assumed the job, sought it, or inherited the responsibility out of obligation, even guilt, chances are you accepted—willingly or otherwise—your role as family caregiver. You don’t need

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Get Parents to Give Up the Car Keys – Part Two

Ideally, parents come to their senses and hand over the car keys when their driving skills become compromised. Part One of this series offered tips on negotiating impaired drivers off the road. Part Two encourages older drivers to monitor their driving abilities and suggests transportation

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Get Parents to Give Up the Car Keys – Part One

Failing to yield to cars or pedestrians who have the right-of-way Driving too slow Stopping for green lights and in the middle of an intersection Drifting into the wrong lane Experiencing near misses Weak neck muscles making head turning in both directions difficult Difficulty seeing and hearing Drowsiness while driving None of the

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Moving Parents Into Your Home: Are You Sure?

The holidays are here. You come face-to-face with your parents. You see it loud and clear and aware that eldercare problems require your immediate attention. Take a deep breath. You know for certain that your parents can no longer live on their own. The time is

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Drinking and Dementia Don’t Mix: How Families Can Help

People with dementia who are also experiencing alcoholism or alcohol abuse is a very challenging situation for family members to manage. Alcoholism speeds the decline in the skills needed for independent living, worsens behavioural problems, and raises concerns of safety for the affected family member

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The Right Real Estate Agent is a Godsend

Let’s say Mom and Dad have decided to move into a retirement community or move closer to you, and now they want you to handle the process of selling their home. Where do you start? Worse yet, what if you don’t live anywhere near your

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What to Do About Unintentional Weight Loss

Q&A by Dr. Leslie Kernisan Q: My 88-year-old father lives in his own home about 100 miles from us. He’s been living alone since my mother died five years ago. I thought he looked rather thin last time we saw him. I’m starting to feel worried

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