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The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Everyone, but Who’s Caring for Them?

By: Emily Shoemake
May 30th, 2019

One in seven middle-aged adults are part of what we’ve frequently begun to call the “Sandwich Generation.” It’s a term that was first coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy A. Miller and originally meant to describe women in their thirties and forties caring for their young children and aging parents. Fast forward some 34 years and 71% of those sandwiched between their parents and children fall between the ages of 40 and 59—consisting of both men and women caregivers.

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Take the Stress Out of Long Distance Caregiving

By: Emily Shoemake
February 13th, 2019

Trusting in long-distance care for your senior loved one can be tough. How do you know your loved one will be well cared for? How do you know what questions to ask the caregiver, and how will you know if they will actually carry out you and your loved one's wishes?

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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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