Home Care for the Vulnerable (Part Three)

While aging in place sounds perfect, in today’s world it does not work. Home Care may give caregivers some reassurance that their loved one is being safely supported. The truth is they are not unless you are financially able to supplement it.

Protecting The Vulnerable (PART ONE)

If we were to run day cares or any child care the way elder care is operated there would be a huge outcry and rightfully so. Let’s maintain those same standards for those who grew our country. Let’s look at dignified and specialized care for our elders.

Seniors and Driving…when do we give up our car?

One of the most difficult conversations my husband had with his father was trying to persuade him not to drive anymore. We had the warning signs, dents and scraps on the vehicle and sides of the garage. He had macular degeneration and we could tell his eyes were failing. At one point the family doctor …

Rewire Before You Expire…New Beginnings

Our future caregivers! Tomorrow school begins for many Canadian students. It always makes me think of new beginnings. What are you beginning today? I thought today is the perfect time to launch my BLOG….. Rewire Before You Expire….a blog that I hope will help baby boomers think about aging. Over the winter I took a …

REWIRE BEFORE YOU EXPIRE

I didn’t write for six years. My parents and my husband’s parents would be shocked and then heartbroken to think they had caused my caregiver burnout. I don’t blame them. I was responsible. I wanted to support them. They had been great parents for us. For 37 years I was the front-line family caregiver. Bob’s …