A Caregiver’s Guide to Restful Sleep

When you’re a caregiver, you have twice as many reasons to get enough sleep. You and the one you care for both need you to be well-rested. However, that’s easier said than done. Up to 70% of caregivers report sleep issues, and 41% say they are awakened during the night by the person that they […]

A Better Fit: Finding an Assisted Living Facility

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There are some momentous events in the life of elderly loved one or a family caregiver. Yet, few can compare to the moment when your elderly loved one moves out of their home and into an assisted living facility. It can be a very emotional time for all. If your elderly loved one has been […]

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 […]

Important Documents Everyone Should Consider

Important Documents Everyone Should Consider

Michelle Porjes, Creator and Director of LA Elderly Now that I am nearly four years since the creation of LA Elderly, I not only have my own experiences; I have learned from the wisdom of others. As I shared in one of my articles: “Give your family the greatest gift possible by making sure you […]

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 […]

A Letter from One to Another: The Caregiver Journey

Dear Reader,  Somewhere along the way, we lost the plot of the movie of life. At one time, families were multigenerational units. They lived close to one another. They accepted that caring for mothers to be, elderly and everyone in between was a family event and a right of passage. With our fast-paced lives, our […]

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, […]