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5 DIY Craft Activities for Caregivers to do with Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
November 1st, 2018

  As the weather gets colder and the holidays come closer, the season of giving begins. Are you searching for a budget friendly gift for family and friends or just looking for some easy crafts to do with your senior loved one?  We have compiled 5 do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that are fast, fun, and functional for everyday life. These DIY's can be made for yourself or made to be given as an affordable gift!

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A Daughter's Perspective: When Your Best is Not Enough

By: Barbara Dickens Albert, M.Div.
October 24th, 2018

My mother first showed the signs of mild cognitive loss around 2008. She had retired to Mechanicsburg, PA from Westchester County, NY in 1995 and lived in a senior apartment complex.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Loved One Into a Nursing Home

By: Emily Shoemake
August 23rd, 2018

Reasons to move your senior loved one into a nursing home can vary from high and low. For whatever reason you have chosen to seek out a nursing home for your senior loved one, it is important to know that you are moving them into a place where they will get the best care possible.

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How to Tell Mom It's Time to Stop Driving

By: Emily Shoemake
August 8th, 2018

You love your parents. You don't want anything to happen to them. When you see your mom getting behind the wheel, you feel scared every time she heads out to run an errand. What if she misses a red light? Or doesn't hear a siren coming up behind her?

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Create a Caregiving Plan for Your Senior Loved One

By: Emily Shoemake
May 3rd, 2018

For many people, there comes a time in life where you may transition from a family member or friend to a caregiver for a senior loved one. As this sometimes stressful transition begins to occur, it is a good idea to come up with a plan that allows you to be proactive rather than reactive in a crisis situation. The first steps to creating a caregiving plan can often be the hardest, but the best way to begin this process is to be informed. By making sure you are familiar with all that goes into caregiving and how to approach your senior loved one with the topic, you set yourself up for success. 

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What To Do If You Think Your Parents Need Extra Care

By: Stephen Juliano
March 8th, 2018

Sometimes, age can surprise us. You may have noticed it in your own body; one week you’re doing fine, and the next you have some unexplained back or knee pain. Or maybe you keep forgetting where you put your keys. With seniors, these changes can come even quicker. If you don’t see your senior loved ones often, it’s possible the issues started a while ago but you didn’t notice until a recent visit. You may be wondering what you can do to help.

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