Many adult children find out how unprepared their parent really is when they go into the hospital. Only 30% of seniors have an Advance Directive in place.
A good friend of mine shared a story with me about an experience she had while at the hospital where her daughter was undergoing a major surgery.
Palliative care and Hospice are very similar. Both of these care choices are focused on minimizing pain and maximizing “comfort”. More people have heard of hospice care and have a general idea of what it provides.
We think of our parents as someone who can’t work the remote control. Well, have you ever seen a remote control, who really knows what all of those buttons mean?
One of the most effective things you can do to ensure continuity of care is to set up a meeting with your parent’s primary doctor within a week of discharging from the hospital.
There are various signs which indicate that your parents are no longer in a position to live alone. These particular signs should be taken as a warning that your elderly parents need additional care or assistance,
Whether your parent has short-term memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, having a safe home is critical to preventing a serious injury. It is your job as a caregiver to adapt the house
Managing your mom or dad’s care from another town, county or state can be very challenging. Caregiving companies will often see an increase of work after the family has visited from out of town after the holidays.
As a child of an elderly parent, there are few things more important than making good decisions. One of the problems with our healthcare system is that it is very fragmented. Often the care you receive from each stop
Choosing the perfect assisted living facility for your mom or dad is an important decision, as they will ideally spend the rest of their lives there, and have great continuity of care. When looking for a perfect assisted