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09 May

When Helping Is Too Much: The Balance of Adult Children and Senior Independence

As you go through life’s stages, your independence can take on different meanings. They can be significant stages, such as leaving your parents’ home or getting married, or smaller stages, such as completing tasks you didn’t think you could manage. Then as you age, independence takes on yet another form—being able to stay in your […]

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helicopter-parents
27 Dec

Could You and Your Siblings Be Helicopter Children?

We’ve all known helicopter parents, particularly when a daughter or son leaves for college. In fact, we could be guilty of hovering too closely ourselves. Discovering that perfect harmony between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not very easy. And now, with the additional number of sandwich generationers providing care for both aging parents and […]

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05 Dec

Tips for Tactfully Handling the Most Sensitive Issue in Elder Care

One of the most challenging obstacles for older adults is acknowledging the need for help with money management. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence. Adult children are sometimes met with opposition when stepping into the financial arena with regards to senior parents and their financial management. Nonetheless, for many […]

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Senior Care
20 Nov

Learn How a Geriatric Care Manager Can Help Navigate Senior Care

Family care providers know that navigating the process of looking for appropriate care resources for a senior loved one can seem like trying to get across the ocean in a rowboat – blindfolded, and blindsided by the buffeting swells and winds. The likelihood of making it safely to your destination is pretty slim without having […]

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24 Oct

Does Your Employer Offer Senior Care Leave? They Should!

Businesses have long respected the need for new parents to take time away from their career to focus on the many needs of a newborn, but what’s been acknowledged a great deal less is the equally important need for adult children to take time off to care for their aging parents. Yet as our life […]

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17 May

Maintain a Senior’s Independence with the Help of Technology

In the days when our parents were young, phones were still attached to walls, mail was only the paper variety, and if adult children lived far away from their parents, checking in on them was comprised of asking someone nearby to stop in for a visit. If someone was housebound because of illness or infirmity, […]

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helping elderly parents
12 Feb

Top Tips for Helping Elderly Parents with Financial Management

It’s a sensitive topic to talk about when it comes to helping elderly parents, but one that needs to be resolved at some point: finances. Many adult children are hesitant to muddle with parents’ financial matters until there is a glaring need, but starting the dialogue prior to the need provides ample opportunity to ensure […]

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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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07 Jun

Mom Lives Alone in Dallas: When Is Home Care Appropriate?

Since moving away from Dallas, you’ve made it an important priority to call Mom every Saturday afternoon, without exception. After talking about the week, she confirms that yes, she’s getting plenty of rest, eating well, taking her meds and is healthy. However, seeing her in person over a long weekend vacation to Dallas paints a […]

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17 Jun

Encouraging Parents to Accept a Helping Hand

There may come a time when adult children have to step up and take on a part of the parental role for their parents. To make the transition a smooth one and to help senior parents accept a helping hand, follow these four tips: Rule out cognitive function issues first. As people age, it’s common […]

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