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I love sharing good news for boomers and seniors and I have more of it for us today! There are two more excellent resources for those of us involved in caring for the elderly parents and relatives in our families – near or far. And they're from two of my favorite websites which makes it even nicer!
This week I want to spotlight one from SeniorsForLiving:
"SeniorsForLiving.com – Caregiving Resource Guide," written by Michelle Seitzer is GREAT! It's very detailed and full of links to so many wonderful resources for all of us with senior citizen parents needing our tender loving care, and that's always such good news to pass on.
I'm so blessed and proud to be included in that list under INSPIRATION:
"Inspiration – There will be days when you just don’t have the energy, patience, or desire to face the caregiving responsibilities ahead of you. There are situations where, for any number of reasons, a caregiver does not have a good relationship with the care recipient. Sometimes, you need more than just extra hands or additional supportive services. Let these uplifting sites serve as your caregiving muse – SandwichINK…"
Other vital categories include:
- Caregiving Statistics – Did you know that "65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population and 31% of all U.S. households" and of that number 12.9 million take care of both adults and children? It's nice to know that we, in the Sandwich Generation, have LOTS of company!
- Caregiving 101 – Basic Resources
- The Elements of Caregiving: Creating an Action Plan
- Geriatric Care Managers – I so wish I'd known about these when I was helping an elderly relative years ago. She lived half a state away and, at times, it seemed so overwhelming!
- Virtual assistance
- Needs Assessment
- Grief and Loss resources – from book to website: She's got two excellent links and I had one to add to it, as well. GriefShare.org is another wonderful resource for all of us when our family is dealing with grief – from illness to hospice to death. As I mentioned at Seniors For Living, "GriefShare.org has been a great blessing in my life personally, and I’ve recommended it many times over the years. I’ve enjoyed watching them grow in the last eleven years that I’ve known of them – now they have even more wonderful ways to help us in dealing with grief and loss, from Bible studies (on your own or at a local church) to books, along with recommendations, helps, and their wonderful one-year “A Season of Grief” devotional emails. When a family is dealing with grief and sorrow while caring for elderly parents, often including hospice as my family dealt with, GriefShare.Org is truly a blessing."
As you can tell, all of these great resources are definitely good news for all of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation, dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents in our families. And next week, I'll have another great resource for you. Don't forget to check back. 🙂