Plan Ahead for The Costs of Caregiving

Are you  one of the estimated 65 million family caregivers?  Are one of the 42.1 million who care for an adult who can no longer do their own activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, toileting, preparing meals, cleaning or transporting themselves to places they need to go like the doctor? Does your senior live … Read morePlan Ahead for The Costs of Caregiving

Time to Get Senior Loved Ones on Social Media

Hurricane warnings involving millions of residents on the US East coast … many mandatory evacuations, including over 250,000 in New York City alone … dire warnings of historic storm impacts. Hurricane Irene certainly presented an exceptional communications challenge for seniors and their families & caregivers – and hopefully the kick in the pants we need … Read moreTime to Get Senior Loved Ones on Social Media

DNR & Other Advance Directives: What Families & Caregivers Need to Know (Part 2)

You responded so positively to our post, Part 1: DNR & Other Advance Directives, asking for more information, that we knew we had to post Part 2 right away. We know we can’t hope to provide the information everyone needs to answer your individual questions, so we hope to give you enough information to know … Read moreDNR & Other Advance Directives: What Families & Caregivers Need to Know (Part 2)

Preparing for the Cost of Caring for Elder Loved Ones

Caring for a senior family member can be very rewarding.  Doing so can also bring with it a number of costs, many of them hidden, that are borne by the family caregiver. Even when caring for an aging parent or grandparent is an act of love, financial costs can result in strains that impact other … Read morePreparing for the Cost of Caring for Elder Loved Ones

DNR & Other Advance Directives: What Families & Caregivers Need to Know (Part 1)

Many caregivers and other family members are currently struggling with health decisions for their senior loved ones.  If you aren’t yet, it’s likely you will eventually be asked to make these decisions and, actually, the sooner the better for everyone involved.  These documents need to be completed before they are needed when all parties are … Read moreDNR & Other Advance Directives: What Families & Caregivers Need to Know (Part 1)

Get the Facts: Alzheimer’s and Your Senior Loved One

Alzheimer’s Dementia is the difficulty remembering names and recent events. It involves depression and apathy in the early stages, leading up to confusion, disorientation, behavioral changes, impaired judgment and difficulty with walking, speaking and swallowing.  A visit to the doctor can determine whether these are signs of Alzheimer’s in your loved one or possible something else. … Read moreGet the Facts: Alzheimer’s and Your Senior Loved One

How Seniors Connect on Facebook: The Convergence of Online & Offline Social Networking

Facebook friends are found by searching for those we know, knew in the past or looking at who Facebook recommends, right?  That may be how many people make connections on social media sites, but from our experience with seniors, particularly those in the oldest age groups, they often go about it differently. Many seniors take an … Read moreHow Seniors Connect on Facebook: The Convergence of Online & Offline Social Networking

Tell Us How Senior Care Corner Can Help YOU!

We love hearing from so many of you that Senior Care Corner has provided you tips and insights that have helped you as family members and/or caregivers of senior adults.   With 100+ blog posts and a number of podcast episodes on the site so far and no end in sight — and certainly none planned … Read moreTell Us How Senior Care Corner Can Help YOU!