Tough Decision- Significant Consequences!

by Kathy Green  •  September 06, 2012
The quest to find just the right caregiver for your elder: it is a tough decision and can have a wide range of outcomes. Good outcomes can be the result of due diligence and hard work on the part of the family, and some are just good luck. So where do you start and how, ultimately, do you make the final decision from all your candidates? The launch of your search is probably the easiest step as there are informative and supportive sites such as eldercare.com that provide you with contacts a...
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Angels Among Us

by Kathy Green  •  August 30, 2012
For many of us, and there are a lot of us, who have needed help caring for the elders in our lives, we long to meet that special person who will support us with empathy and genuine affection for our senior.
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The Sandwich Generation--Trite but True!

by Kathy Green  •  August 23, 2012
An expressive but rather unsavoury metaphor to describe those in the unenviable position of having the complex job of raising children still at home and caring for elderly parents who, in many cases if not failing mentally and/or physically, are becoming increasingly demanding. Finding yourself in this situation is tough on many levels. Having been through it myself, I felt this drive to "fix" it all. I wanted to be there for my parents naturally as they had been incredibly nurturing and s...
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 Caregivers of the Elderly Beware!

Caregivers of the Elderly Beware!

by Kathy Green  •  August 15, 2012
It is a complicated and sometimes worrisome responsibility to be the provider of care for your senior. Besides the obvious need to provide safe accommodation, good nutrition and reliable medical support for them, you need to realize that there are many predators in the community who regularly target the elderly. These criminals are creative and sly, realizing that they are preying on people who may be diminished both intellectually and emotionally. This means that the logical thinking of y...
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Grandma Knows Best

by Kathy Green  •  August 08, 2012
In our rapidly changing world, where knowledge doubles every 7 years, we are often reluctant to look back to solutions from the past, thinking them outdated and archaic. This certainly true in the world of cleaning products, where we have gone from incredibly fragrant and chemical laden products to the current obsession with "green" and healthy products. But these come at a price! With our budgets tighter than ever in a world with a fragile economy, maybe it is time to return to homemade, to...
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Think Twice About Giving Elders Nutrition Drinks or Shakes

by Kathy Green  •  July 24, 2012
The elderly often loose interest in eating or are unable to eat as they always did. Should they be given a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals they should be eating? Specialists in treating the elderly, take weight loss among the elderly very seriously and caregivers should too. However, some caregivers feel that feeding their elder a nutrition supplement drink, instead of a meal, ensures that their loved one is getting the nutrition they need. This just is not the case! Merely ...
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Should The Elderly Be Allowed To Drive?

by John Philip Green  •  July 18, 2012
In the next 15-20 years, the number of elderly individuals will more than triple in the United States. That’s right... the number of people over the age of 70... will triple! So what does this mean? Well, for one thing, it means that there will a lot more retirement homes popping up, as well as more people seeking out quality home care providers. But it also means that there will be a lot of elderly drivers on the roads. It is a fact that as a person ages, their motor skills and re...
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Love at Any Age? Grandmother Married at 85…

by Kathy Green  •  July 10, 2012
Love, affection, companionship, friendship—call it what you will, but it is something that makes life full and special at any age. But getting married later in life can bring confused or surprised looks along with the congratulations. Because couples who live together outside marriage no longer face the societal judgement they once did, families and friends are often surprised when older couples still choose to marry. But the newlyweds have no illusions about the vow “in sickness and in hea...
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