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!
One of the more difficult issues in the Sandwich Generation can be dealing with pain and suffering for one or more loved ones – near AND far.
Is an aging relative having unusual health issues? Be sure to discuss their medications with their doctor to ensure those aren’t the cause.
Join SandwichINK for a grand round-up of resources to help all of us Sandwich Generation caregivers as we take care of our aging parents.
More tips, ideas, and encouragement for our aging parents as my senior mom continue on our iPad adventures together – She is loving Netflix!
A simple, low-tech way to help my senior mom keep track of appointments and medication times – a big help for the busy Sandwich Generation!
Stress tests can surely be stressfull Here are some tips my senior mom and I learned that might help you and your aging parents.
My senior mom and I found an intriguing swivel table for her bed or recliner rocker. It didn’t work for her but it might for you?
More tips, ideas, and encouragement for our aging parents as my senior mom continue on our iPad adventures together.
The iPad can be a great resource for our aging senior parents, including those dealing with vision loss due to a variety of issues including macular degeneration.