Taking Care of Your Senior Parent: “I Wish I Knew What I Know Now When My Dad Needed Help”

The old adage is true: You don't know what you don't know. Annie*, nearing retirement age herself, found herself, along with her brother, needing to help her aging father. When they first started out, they were not aware of the options available for either care, when each type of care was appropriate, or how to pay for the much-needed care. Annie and her brother George* researched and learned as they broached new challenges to ensuring the best care possible for their father. Annie Shares Her Story: "About a month after my father moved to my brother's home in Los Angeles, [...]

2020-04-14T16:21:05-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

Talking to Senior Parent About Driving

Are you worried about your senior parent continuing to drive? Are you waiting for him or her to reach a certain age to initiate this difficult conversation? There is no magic number that determines when a person should give up driving any more than there is a magic number that determines when a person should retire.  Some people are safe drivers well into their 80's while others should turn over their keys much sooner.  Driving combines both physical and mental fitness and there are many elements to consider when thinking about whether or not someone should continue to drive.  Let's [...]

2020-04-14T16:48:17-07:00January 15th, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|

Talking to Your Loved One About In-home Care

Talking to a loved one about in home care may seem like a daunting task.  Will he or she be receptive to the idea or feel as if he or she is losing independence and privacy?  There may be many unknowns surrounding the subject of in home care that can create a sense of fear for you both.  Although embarking on this journey in a new phase of life seems difficult, the need for help will far outweigh any negative feelings. Here are a few tips on how to initiate the conversation about in home care to your loved one. Don't [...]

2017-10-17T12:46:28-07:00January 3rd, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|
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