Your Guide to Senior Care Acronyms

The senior care world is full of acronyms, from ADLs to CCRC what does it all mean? For someone entering into the world of caregiving these terms can seem mind boggling! Whether your mom has moved into an assisted living … Read More

Family Caregivers: A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

All caregivers face challenges from time to time, sometimes forgetting their personal rights. Family caregivers in particular have their own set of obstacles due to years of personal history and the nature of the relationship. Many family caregivers have trouble … Read More

Finding Senior Care for Your Loved One

In Home Care In-home care is care provided to a senior adult by a caregiving professional to assist the senior with the activities of daily living (ADLs) right in the comfort of their own home. The term activities of daily … Read More

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness in need of relief from pain and suffering. Palliative services focus on improving the patients quality of life by providing as much comfort as … Read More

November: National Family Caregiver Challenge!

November National Family Caregivers Month “Take Care to Give Care” National Family Caregivers Month is recognized each November in celebration of family members who care for one or more of their loved ones.  “Take Care to Give Care” is the … Read More

Driving Miss. Norma: A Year Long Adventure at 90

This is a story of love, a story of adventure and most of all a story of gaining a second lease on life. Michigan native Norma Jean Bauerschmidt had no idea that at age 90 her life would be completely transformed. In … Read More

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)? To understand Lewy Body Dementia it is important to first understand the term dementia on a whole. Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with … Read More

Shaming Children who are not Primary Caregivers to their Parents

If you have and elderly parent in need of care, you may be experiencing challenges you never even saw coming. Children of elderly dependent parents often express feelings of guilt, confusion, and frustration stemming from the judgment put upon them … Read More

Creating a Playlist for Mom: 30 Songs of Yesteryear

Creating a playlist for Mom or Dad is a great way to bring back old memories and show them you care. Music allows older adults to reminisce as they listen to songs of yesteryear. If your parent has cognitive impairment … Read More

Maintaining Independence As You Age

Independence, what does it mean to you? If you were to ask a child, a teenager, an adult and a senior citizen they will all most likely give you very different answers to what independence looks like through their eyes. … Read More