5 Caregiving Resolutions for 2018

As a busy caregiver, it can be all too easy to let your own well-being take a backseat to your loved one’s needs. Here are five caregiving resolutions I encourage you to adopt – and keep – in 2018 and beyond: 1. I will ask for help. Caregiver burnout is real. When you find yourself overwhelmed, sad or isolated, ask family members to cover for you while you run errands, meet a friend for lunch

Do What You Love On The Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, participants will team up to do an activity they love – or an activity loved by those affected – to help end Alzheimer’s. What people do on The Longest Day is up to them! This is a way to honor someone living or lost to the disease by selecting one of their favorite

What is Supports Coordination – How can it Help our Family?

Nobody prepares you to watch your loved ones get older. As our lives become busier and more hectic, theirs are slowing down. Health conditions and physical limitations may bring new challenges to them, and they begin to struggle to remain independent. As members of our families age, they have needs that we are going to need to provide, but we may not know how. Families can adapt to these new needs, but they are going

Have the Conversation Today

“It always seems too early, until it’s too late.” It’s an all-too-common refrain from loved ones who waited too long to have conversations about end-of-life care preferences. I, myself, live with regret of a decision made with my husband as he neared the end of his life. We followed the expert recommendations of his care team to move him from home to inpatient hospice care, but he and I both knew he wished to die

The Care Act – Caregivers in PA have More Support!

More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians currently care for older parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. Family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and a new state law is designed to make life a little bit easier for them. Pennsylvania’s CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The law requires hospitals to: •

Can Advanced Care Planning Help Everyone?

I’m sure that you’re asking how can any ONE thing help everyone? In this age where there are a multitude of different solutions for everyone, it’s hard to think that everyone taking the same action would be good. Well, let’s suppose that you were so hurt or ill that you couldn’t speak. What would your loved ones do? How would they know what treatment options and medical decisions to make for you? For that matter