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Dear LD: I sympathize with you and your brother. My sister, Beth, and I have been through this with several elders so I do understand how emotional this is. Read more →


Mom needs help with showering as well as cleaning, but she won’t even try assisted living because of her friend’s experience. How do we help her stay safe but not take away her independence? – MS Read more →


"While all caregiving has its commonalities, being a young caregiver has its own unique challenges. Being thrust into a caregiver role at a young age, when my mom had a debilitating stroke..." Read more →


I try to talk with her and ask her what she wants but she ignores me when I do. I think that we need to move her to assisted living, but I don’t know how to physically get her there. – LE Read more →


Nearly everyone who enters a nursing home to live goes through a period of adjustment. Why wouldn't they? They've had to leave their home, or at least their most recent one. Read more →


The neighborhood had changed during the half-century Joe had lived there. The people he'd known had moved on or died. He wouldn't allow in-home health workers into his home, nor would he accept food from Meals On Wheels. When it came to care, it was me or no one. Read more →


If you and your parents have frequent, casual conversations about options as they age, you’ll have an easier time with the transition than if you leave the topic until there’s a crisis. Read more →


The Instinct to Protect: While many caregivers come to terms with the fact that we can’t make our loved ones completely healthy again, we still want to be the person who provides care and safeguards their wellbeing. This protective instinct is powerful and hard to overcome. Read more →


Dear Dog Lover: The thought of your grandma having to give up her dog at this time brings tears to my eyes. This is her companion, her child, her barrier against loneliness. It seems so cruel. Yet, the reality is that many facilities won’t allow people to bring their dogs. Read more →


We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to the safety of our loved one who may need care while we are not able to supervise. Choosing the right person or company should be done methodically, and education can help you ask the right questions. Read more →