elderly parents Archives - Aging in Place

A Holiday Faux Pas With Older Parents

Another holiday faux pas—using family time to tell an aging parent that maybe they ought to give up their car keys. Want a real downer? Start talking to a senior about driving and maybe even getting rid of their car. Here’s a stocking stuffer ... just hide their keys and say later that fate intervened, and this is a sign that their driving days should come to an … [Read more...]

How to Work with Siblings to Care for an Aging Parent

  Can’t we all just get along? If you’re having trouble working with siblings to care for an aging parent, you may be asking yourself this question. Caring for an elderly parent alone can be complex enough without having to arrive at medical, financial, and practical decisions as a team – especially if you struggle to agree on the simpler decisions of life. If you’re … [Read more...]

Caregivers: There is a “U” in Caregiving.

I know if you read this elderly caregiver article over at the New York Times and you are caring for an elderly parent or loved one, you're probably going to shake your head in agreement that all of it sounds good. You're going to secretly think, "Wouldn't it be nice...?" You might even tell a friend about it. I would like to propose this to you: In many cases, providing care … [Read more...]