The Transition from Child to Caretaker: 4 helpful ideas

The Transition from Child to Caretaker: 4 helpful ideas

Now your parents are older—and your roles soon have to be reversed. It's this transition of power that makes it hard for adult children and seniors to find a happy medium in caregiving. You are both used to your parents being the strong, healthy, ableminded ones, the people in control.

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Could your mother be malnourished?

Could your mother be malnourished?

Shocking as it seems, in the United States a huge percentage of senior citizens suffer from malnutrition. Most of them aren't struggling with poverty; most are people like your mother and mine. They can afford healthy food; they just don't get around to eating it. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way--there are steps that can be taken to prevent malnourishment issues.

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Assisted Living Facilities: The right answer for many

Assisted Living Facilities: The right answer for many

Assisted living is a long-term care facility that provides housing, support, health care, and most importantly, a sense of community to senior citizens. These facilities make it possible for the elderly to continue living on their own, with occasional assistance now and again. 

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Lessons from Caring for the Caregiver (Part 2)

I had a hip replacement surgery in 2007. Two weeks prior to surgery, my partner suggested that I create a “gimp watch.” She planned to return to work after I came home from my surgery, but we both were aware that the doctor’s orders were that I was not to be alone for the first two weeks. Kim knew that her role would change dramatically the moment I went in for surgery and her “responsibilities” would increase tremendously once I got home from the hospital...

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