Caring for Aging Parents as a Busy Mom

Mothers are the ultimate caregivers, with years of practical experience. However, depending on the generational divide, it’s not uncommon for some moms to have to juggle parenting while caring for their ailing parents. While there are many ways for a busy mom to juggle everything, it’s more important to stress the fact that she shouldn’t always have to. Here are some tips for caring for aging parents as a busy mom. Research Assisted Living Facilities For a nurturer, the idea of moving an … [Read more...]

Ways to Make Life Easier for Your Aging Parents

As our parents get older, they start to encounter more and more things they can no longer do for themselves. This can lead to feelings of uselessness and depression. Unfortunately, there may come a time when more permanent care is needed. But until you’re ready to make that decision, there are some things you can do to improve their lives and help them adjust. Update their insurance policies It’s important to make sure their health insurance and other policies are up-to-date and as … [Read more...]

Threat For Older Adults: The Safety Checklist

Prevention of trips and fall for the seniors and those suffering from mobility problems is critical. According to recent findings, falls and trips and the top causes of office injuries that range from small bruises to serious traumas like sprains, broken bones, laceration, and head injuries. To minimize the potential dangers due to falls and trips, there are numerous ways you effectively optimize your environment to help reduce the hazards of accidents to the elderly. Make sure the … [Read more...]

Common Senior Citizen Accessibility Issues

During the natural process of aging, many people find their level of mobility decreasing until independence is a struggle. For these individuals, who were once active and important members of their families and of society, any measures taken to ensure their continued independence is a way of giving them continued dignity and freedom in their daily living. Unfortunately, there are many public fixtures that prove to be obstacles for the elderly. These mobility impairments may be due to neglect, … [Read more...]

Retirement Homes or Assisted Living – Which is Better for Parents?

When your parents get older and are in their retirement years, it is very important to find the senior living option that is perfect for them and their particular financial and health situation. There is a multitude of retirement living options nowadays to choose from. Two of the most popular ones are retirement homes and assisted living. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but it is important to know the differences and similarities between retirement facilities and assisted living … [Read more...]

Day 3 of March 2013 Blog Challenge

Day 3 Blog Challenge: What Makes You Happy There are lots of things that make me happy.  One, of course is my family.  I love my daughter with all of my heart - I finally understand the love my parents have for me.  I never thought I'd be able to love somebody so little as much as you do for your child.  It's amazing.  Miles is my other half.  I don't know what I would do without him.  He knows what to say to cheer me up when I'm upset and having him stand beside me no matter what obstacle we … [Read more...]

Sleep Pink to Benefit The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

Did you know, that after skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women?  Also, that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her life?  The American Cancer Society has estimated that in 2012, 39,510 women will die from breast cancer.  We need to find a cure.  Too many women are being taken from their families and friends by this terrible thing. In January of 2006 my mom received a call that her mammogram came back abnormal.  She had stage 1 breast cancer.  She … [Read more...]

Tuesday Afternoon Update

They figured out why my mom is losing blood - apparently when they went to put the stent in to stop the bleeding where the surgery was done, they put the stent in the wrong place.  Like, really?  Needless to say, we're not very happy.  We haven't heard anything about what they're going to do because they didn't put a stent where it was supposed to go while they had her under last night.  They just took the stent out.  I'm going up to see my mom and dad after I drop Miles off at work, so … [Read more...]