Preparing Yourself to be a Family Caregiver for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

Making the decision to step into the role of being a family caregiver for an elderly adult is one of the most important that you will ever make. When that senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease, this decision is even more impactful and will require further consideration and understanding. Taking the time to truly prepare yourself for the challenges ahead will help you to feel more confident as you head into this journey with your senior, and can help support better ... Read more

October is Long Term Care Planning Month: Does Your Aging Family Member Have a Plan?

If your parent has started to show signs of failing health, you’ve probably started thinking about their future and what kinds of care they will need. There’s a lot to consider. Will they be able to remain at home? What kinds of care are available? Where can we find care? October is designated as Long-Term Care Planning Month, an observance dedicated to thinking through these big questions and planning for the future.  What is Long-Term Care? Long-term care encompasses a wide range of ... Read more

Do You Need to Be a Long-distance Caregiver for Now?

It can be quite a surprise to get a call from your elderly family member or from another family member letting you know that your aging adult needs much more help than you knew.  That can mean that you're now her primary caregiver but from a distance. Find out What You Can Do to Be Most Helpful Right NowTalk to your elderly family member about what is going on right now for her.  What is it that you can do immediately to ... Read more