Tag «seniors»

A Valentine for Your Long Distance Elders

Saturday is THE BIG DAY of the month – Valentine’s Day. What are you doing for your special senior citizens who don’t live close to you? In case caregiving duties have kept you busy and you haven’t had a chance to pick out something special, here are a few ideas you can do from home. …

#17 for Moving Checklist for Caregivers

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!

Moving Checklist for Caregivers

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 …

Moving Questions for the Sandwich Generation

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 …

Computer Books for Seniors

Computer and smart phone books for seniors

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 …