How to Start the Conversation with Aging Parents

National Parent’s Day is July 28th, a time to celebrate your mother and father and let them how much they are loved and appreciated. This day is also a perfect opportunity to start the conversation about senior living communities with your aging parents. This conversation will help you plan as a family for life’s natural transitions into old age and support you in finding the right senior living option. One of the best gifts you

Caregivers

“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” A quote by Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. It takes a special person to be a caregiver to others. The struggle to balance family, life and work at the same time as

Caregiving Roles and Responsibilities

Family caregivers have concerns about managing multiple roles and responsibilities. These concerns include 1:1 care, emotional and social support, and care monitoring, coordination, and advocacy. Physical stress, worry, and emotional overwhelm are shared caregiver experiences. Information gaps exist in underestimating the type of information to manage disease progression and daily care needs. Other gaps include: identifying services, managing life changes, and navigating medical and legal responsibilities. Caregivers are uncertain where to turn to receive accurate,

11 Ways Caregivers Need to Take Care of Themselves

While it’s wonderful to be a caregiver—to give back to parents or a loved one by helping them as they age or manage an illness, caregiving also can be stressful and frustrating at times. In other words, being a caregiver is no picnic. It’s important to take care of yourself. Here are 11 ways self-care tips: Eat healthy foods: Many studies show that eating the right foods— leafy green vegetables, whole grains, berries, and lean

Family is at the Heart of Aging in Place

Everyone should be able to receive the care they need to stay in the place they love — home. And family members will enjoy peace of mind knowing their elderly loved ones are receiving the right services to help them age in place, safely and independently. Lee Health’s Senior Care Choices can provide answers at a time of uncertainty, whether you live out of state or down the block from your loved one. In other

Welcome to Care Right, Inc

Do you need guidance with an aging loved one and care decisions? Do you have a Grab and Go binder? Often, caregiving falls on the shoulders of the family members. In time, compassion fatigue is likely to occur because of the overwhelming responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one. Family caregivers are burned out, worried about losing their jobs, experience strained relationships with their spouses, siblings, and the aging parent, and are physically and