A Place to Go: Adult Day Care

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Think back for a moment to when you first realized that your elderly loved one had major needs and their lifestyle (and maybe yours) was going to change. You might have exposed yourself to all kinds of services that help take care of the elderly. That could have been an overwhelming moment. One in which […]

Driving and the Elderly: Having the Difficult Conversation

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Some of the issues involving helping elderly loved ones can be difficult and full of tough decisions. The elderly often face unique medical and lifestyle issues that call upon them and those that love them to find solutions that they can live with. It can be common for the elderly to struggle with limitations related […]

5 Things I Would Never Do as a Family Caregiver for an Elderly Loved One

There’s a trend on the social media platform Tik Tok called “5 things I would never do” where different professionals post about things they would never do based on their expertise and experience. Here’s mine: 5 Things I would never do as a family caregiver for an elderly loved one: #1. Not make safety, dignity, […]

Best Practices as an Independent Caregiver

Best Practices as an independent caregiver

We know there is a national shortage of professional caregivers. We also know that there are concerns about adequate pay when it comes to providing caregiver services.  The need for caregiving and caregivers will continue to rise in the future. If you are an independent caregiver looking for a position in the eldercare industry, this […]

Unlock the Hidden Value in Your Life Insurance Policy

by Irv Selman Did you know your life insurance policy is an asset you own?  It is — just like your car or house. The Insurance Studies Institute estimates that 500,000 seniors a year will lapse their life insurance policies and walk away with little or nothing, and that’s after spending tens of thousands of […]

Anxiety and the Elderly in Today’s World

by Renne Dvorak Bainvoll, Ph.D. | Clinical Psychologist Everyone experiences some form of anxiety at some time in their lives. Given the state of the world today with COVID, other world events, and people living alone, more people are finding themselves feeling anxious. These feelings of anxiety may be related to uncertainty about one’s health, […]

Saying Goodbye: Preparing Children for a Funeral

A funeral is an act of closure and for many the funeral begins the mourning process. While the choice to attend a funeral lies in the hands of the parents, there are things that one can do to prepare and involve children in saying goodbye to a loved one.  No one wants to talk about […]

It Takes a Village to Honor the Elderly

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When we become parents, we childproof our homes to ensure a level of comfort for not only the child but the family as well. Routinely assessing and responding to the needs of a home’s inhabitants and a home’s condition is a good idea to put into practice. Our needs change and our home should change […]

Traveling with Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia: A Few Tips

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Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association San Fernando Valley Office Living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia does not mean it’s necessary to stop participating in meaningful activities such as travel. However, it does require planning to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone.  Here are some basic tips to create a calm, enjoyable travel experience: Plan […]