Caring for Aging Parents
Caring for elderly parents, whether at home (yours or theirs), or long distance? Here you’ll find tips, resources, and more to help you on this difficult yet rewarding journey. I’ve been caring for various elderly relatives for years, including dealing with caring for elderly parents with dementia symptoms, Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes, COPD, and more. I love to research to help my beloveds and to help my readers. We’ll even talk about aging in place ideas – to make their home, or yours, safer for aging parents.
P.S. Here are two of my top recommendations for all of our elderly parents!
A simple cell phone elderly parents can actually use – including the option to dial 0 and have the operator dial the number for them! My senior mom has used the Jitterbug for years and loves it. We’ve recommended it online AND off to all!
A senior medical alert device like a pendant to wear around their neck that notifies the 24/7 operator that they need help. I especially recommend one that offers fall alerts!
I’ve been typing my posts into Word 2007 since it is supposed to be blog friendly. But I’ve noticed the formatting isn’t as neat as I would like. I love to learn and it works well around caregiving. I can carry books and notebooks with me everywhere to study in those scraps of time here […]
Men and women 65 years and older make up just over 12 percent of the US population*. Of those, only about 30% go online**. There are lots of reasons for that, I’m sure, including health issues. But I know from personal experience that fear stops many from giving it a whirl. Even if someone helps […]
NOTE: The Jott service has been discontinued. Instead, I either call myself and leave a voicemail OR I use my iPhone app, AudioMemos. 🙂 There is a wonderful service out there to help all of us who don’t have perfect memories! That is DEFNITELY me! It is called Jott. It offers quite a bit, but […]
Life is too busy for the Sandwich Generation to have to deal with computer problems. I wanted to let you know there is a nasty computer virus that’s lurking out there. Rather than getting caught and having to work on it with your antivirus protection software, we’re a lot better off preventing the problem in the […]
Peforming a regular computer backup is vital, whether you’re a high-profile business, or a grandma with cherished photos of your grandkids. As Sandwich Generation caregivers, we often stay so busy juggling duties, we tend to forget to do some kind of backup…
Excuse me for a bit while I rant and rave a tad! I love computers! I really do! I appreciate Microsoft and the people who work so hard there. I also appreciate Java and all their hardworking staff. BUT I do get frustrated when my computer, which was working fine one minute, all of a […]