Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of flexibility for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, along with the importance of asking. Asking for help, asking for options, asking for whatever it is that is necessary in our current situation. While that is indeed vital, there are times when there is no one to ask. […]
The best laid plans of mice, men, and caregivers! If you gave a digital photo frame as a gift to an elderly parent, a grandchild, or others recently, be aware. At least one model by Samsung was inadvertently released with a nasty worm. I couldn’t find any information about it on the Samsung site itself, […]
Do you have an elderly parent who wants to know how a movie ended because he fell asleep in the middle. Have you ever watched a movie and wondered, Isn’t there a place I can find out where I have seen that actress before? Do you want to find a way to check on whether […]
It’s that time again. The Boomers & Seniors Blog Carnival has a new crop of great articles and you can find their links at Seniors Support – http://seniors-support.com/2009/02/10/boomers-and-seniors-blog-carnival-feb-10-edition/ . You’ll find a wide variety of articles to help you as you navigate all the different aspects of the Sandwich Generation life. Once there, you can […]
I discovered another item for the checklist: 17. Test drive each shower/bath tub, toilet, sink, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Not just to be sure they are running all right, but also to make sure they run all the way through properly AND all the drains are running well!
Here is a question and a checklist that is very important for all, but especially important if you are assisting an elderly parent in a move and will be leaving them alone when you are finished. Is everything available, turned on, and working? We arranged for all utilities to be turned on Wednesday and we […]
The joys and woes of moving! For various and sundry reasons, my mom and I are moving into an apartment from a house. Talk about downsizing! Of course, we’re not the only ones! There are plenty of us Sandwich Generation families with elderly parents moving into retirement communities, senior apartments, or care facilities. Not to […]