Conflict & Family Caregivers – What You Need to Know

Conflict is a normal, natural part of everyone’s life. Factors that can exacerbate conflict include the well-known things to avoid in polite conversation: religion, politics and money. For families, these big three topics quickly trigger emotions that can be difficult to defuse and when things go awry the aftermath can be felt for decades. According to a May 2018 AARP article “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” there are 40 million family caregivers in

Should Your Aging Parent Still Be Driving?

Driving is one of the freedoms that teenagers can’t wait to get, and one that seniors are reluctant to give up. It is a source of independence and control over their lives because they can go anywhere they want, whenever they want. But many family members become more worried as their parents age, wondering whether it is still safe for them to be driving. There is no magical cut-off age for driving; it’s a matter

Facing Conflict is a Healthy Choice?

Soon after four people in the mediated session sat down, they were wringing their hands with stress. Voices strained. The last months had literally brought headaches and sleepless nights for some. And now each was being asked by mediators to tell their story – to listen while others told things from their vantage point. It was not easy. But they had come too far to give up now. Conflict brings stress. The physical and mental

Should Your Aging Parent Still Be Driving?

Driving is one of the freedoms that teenagers can’t wait to get, and one that seniors are reluctant to give up. It is a source of independence and control over their lives because they can go anywhere they want, whenever they want. But many family members become more worried as their parents age, wondering whether it is still safe for them to be driving. There is no magical cut-off age for driving; it’s a matter

Live Fully. Travel Safely!

We live in a world where driving and independence seem to go hand in hand. Yet for most indi-viduals, there comes a time when driving may no longer be safe. York County has seen a re-cent increase in the percentage of motor vehicle accidents where the driver is an older adult. Our physical abilities, reaction times, vision and hearing change as we age. That doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to do things that are

Family Decisions Can be Stressful – Help is Available!

Have you ever had a disagreement within your family? Everyone has. As things change, such as family members aging, there are many decisions to be made: healthcare, finances, guardianship, power of attorney, estates, wills…and so much more! These decisions may be challenging to make given that they typically involve many family members who each have their own opinion on what is “best” and on top of it all, there are decades of emotions that color