Monthly Archives: July 2017

Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories And Tips For Caregiving Your Elderly Parents


For more than 75 million people in the United States providing care for an aging parent, Barbara McVicker has released Stuck in the Middle. In her book, McVicker provides real-life short stories by caregivers and a practical guide with tip lists.Like many adult children, McVicker felt “stuck in the middle” of the needs of her children, her aging parents, and her career. As the responsibilities became too overwhelming, she quit her job as a development director for […]

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Silver Mother – Smart Care For Our Loved Ones


Silver Mother is a comprehensive life monitoring solution to let seniors live a safe and independent life. Silver Mother’s sensors seamlessly blend into the everyday activities of seniors. They continuously monitor their safety and health. Family members and caregivers can remotely make sure that their loved ones are enjoying a secure and healthy life and receive immediate alerts when a cause for concern is detected. Silver Mother is a set of carefully designed monitoring programs to adapt […]

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Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization


While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in one place, many seek assistance from home health companies and assistant living services because of an increased need for personal assistance or in home care. Numerous studies have been conducted that show that seniors having social connections through family members, friends, social organizations, even companion animals is directly linked with their overall good health, prolonged survival from serious illness, and longevity in general. As seniors age, the […]

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Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself


Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides […]

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#STRESS: How To Care For Aging Parents And Our Emotional Selves: An Adult Children’s Guide To Caregiving For The Health, Home, Housing, And Financial … depression, relief, less, worry, help, tips)


#STRESS: How To Care For Aging Parents And Our Emotional Selves: An Adult Children’s Guide To Caregiving For The Health, Home, Housing, And Financial Needs Of The Elderly Parent Have you ever wondered how you will feel when you are suddenly given the responsibility to make important decisions for your parents because they are no longer capable of doing that for themselves? How will you handle their financial affairs? Will they prefer to get home care services […]

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Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (Suny Series in New Political Science)


For millions of Americans caregiving is the new normal. For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, “Elder Care Journey” chronicles the disruption of her world and how it is upended by the ever-increasing long-distance needs of her own mother. A healthy, Senior Olympics medal winner, Olson s mother is slowly and steadily incapacitated by Parkinson s disease and a gradual loss of vision. Thrust into a long-distance caregiving role, Olson finds […]

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How to Help Elderly People Adjust to Nursing Home Living


As people have reached a certain age, they tend to produce an impairment of their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, often assisted by another person is necessary. If it is necessary to require assistance of another individual, this can be difficult for the older people. It’s the same difficulty level with the person who provided care for an elderly patient. The best way to provide effective care and support for […]

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