Caregiving

How to empower yourself and your senior loved one

How to empower yourself and your senior This week I want to share with you an interview I did with Susan Baida of eCare Diary on empowering you and your senior loved one.  It is full of  information about how to plan for the aging process and how to have that all important conversation with your parents. Whether a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or neighbor and friend, we all know and love a senior. From them we learn a lot about life, gain wisdom, insights, and understand our history.  But when it comes time to help them in their latter years, we all feel a loss of power of some kind. For the Senior it is a loss of control. A feeling of being dependent on someone else just to maintain their daily activity. Because of that most seniors resent and resist any help from us For adult children it is a loss of peace of mind. Not knowing what or how to be the best service to our loved one. Because we just want them to be safe but we don’t really know what they want. […]

By | October 15th, 2013|All Blogs, Caregiving, Communication, Empowerment, Inspiration, Relationships|1 Comment

How old do you have to be to do what you want?

How old do you have to be to do what you want? Isn’t that a good question!!  It’s a question my senior clients often asked when their adult children were trying to force some activity on them. We look at our parents aging and want to keep them active, vital, and engaged. We unconsciously believe that their busyness will keep them young and with us longer. We spend so much time doing things we really don’t want to do but that we believe is either important, or needed, or expected. And we’ve come to accept that all the ‘doing’ is what life is about. So it’s not surprising that we want the same from our parents.  […]

By | September 29th, 2013|Caregiving, Empowerment, Relationships|0 Comments