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!

My senior mom and I both appreciate the Amazon Prime Discount Membership with all the free tv shows through their instant downloads to her iPad and my iPhone - and probably Androids as well

iPads TV Fun and IOS 7 Update NOT-So-Fun – News and Info for Our Senior Parents

My senior mom loves her iPad-including watching TV shows thanks to Amazon Prime Discount Membership. I’m concerned about the IOS7 upgrade!

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This stylus works great on my aging relatives LG cell phone with a capacitive screen

Apricot Flowers, iPads, and Androids – Senior Citizen Fun in Our Sandwich Generation Family

Helping senior parents learn an Android cell phone or tablet? Looking for helpful tutorials? I found some good ones for a beloved senior…

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When our Sandwich Generation familys health needs require more than a bandage

The Sandwich Generation Appreciates Saving Time and Money – When Possible: Prescriptions

Ways for those of us in the Sandwich Generation to save money on prescription medication – and times when we cannot!

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Exploring Minecraft Game Launcher “Feed the Beast” Along With Exciting and Sometimes Educational Mods With the Grandkids

My grandkids and I tried out Feed the Beast and Mods as we continue our Minecraft quest for family friendly, fun, and educational activities.

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Suspicious Spots May Warrant Second Opinions

Second opinions can be one of the many tools in the Sandwich Generation caregiver’s toolbox.

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Fun Spring Activities for Our Sandwich Generation Family!

Spring keeps flirting with summer AND winter but my senior mom and grandkids have started their gardening activities anyway! In between iPad fun, that is!

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Senior parents enjoy sight seeing by car - fun for the Sandwich Generation

While the Grandkids are Away The Grandmas Will Play – Via a Road Trip of Sweet Scenery!

Road trip fun for my senior mom & myself-a fun & easy way to enjoy the afternoon with aging parents-including my most useful iPhone apps for mapping

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Potpourri of Resources and Information for Caregivers

A Pink Potpourri of caregiving tips for Pink Saturday – eldercare fun and resources.

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Quick tip for the Sandwich Generation - When headed for the doctors office or hospital be sure to grab a book - a smart phone - or something else to pass the time

Observations While Waiting…Waiting…Waiting At The Doctor’s Office

When you go to the doctor’s office, do you take something to read or do? How about your aging parents?

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My senior mom is enjoying her birds but cannot wait for spring and gardening activities

From Spring Weather to Doctor’s Visits – Changes Are A’Coming For The Sandwich Generation

While dealing with multigenerational caregiving, I’ve noticed some important changes when visiting doctors and hospitals. Have you?

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