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Easy Steps to Convince Mom and Dad on HomeCare

Some older adults are hesitant to sign up for homecare. In their minds, needing a caregiver’s help signals an end to their independence. You need to help your parents understand that caregivers are there to ensure they remain independent in their homes. That’s the first step. From there, these steps will help your parents understand … Continue reading

Questions You Should Ask a Home Care Agency

If you do an online search of “questions to ask a home care agency” you will see there are pages and pages of blogs and articles written on the subject. Most articles have a “top something” questionnaire e.g., top 10, top 25, top 30…you name it.  As well, you will find on every list some really … Continue reading

Recognizing Memory Problems & Talking with your Doctor

It’s normal to forget things from time to time. And as we age, most of us become increasingly forgetful. However, there is a difference between normal memory loss and memory loss related to Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, … Continue reading

Holidays with Aging Parents and the Things to Look For…

The holidays are here again and you’re gearing up for family gatherings with your parents and comforting foods passed down from generations past. The days of your aging mom spending hours in the kitchen are gone but that’s ok. That’s a normal part of the aging process and nothing to be concerned about. However, there … Continue reading