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9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

What can you do when your mom or dad won't accept needed assistance?Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won't stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in spite of her unwashed hair and soiled... more

When Mom Moves In: Creating Boundaries and Expectations

The decision to move a parent into your household can follow a crisis. Maybe mom had a stroke and you've got the biggest house. Or a move can follow months of discussion about dad's failing health or shaky finances.Either way, experts say combining households affects every member... more

40 Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers

Whether you're a family caregiver or a paid professional, caring for others can take its toll. These words of support will keep you going. If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get -- and that's true no... more

Sibling Strife: How to Resolve the 3 Senior Care Issues Siblings Fight About Most

Roxanne Greene's* beloved father was ill. Her mother -- a critical, difficult woman who was in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease--needed help finding him treatment and end-of-life care. Greene researched, visited and priced-out numerous facilities, finally settling on a nursing home a short drive away from her home... more

9 Tips for Coping With Remote Caregiver Guilt

How to deal with guilty feelings when you're a long-distance caregiver.     When it comes to caring for our aging parents, many of us struggle with feelings of guilt, and those feelings can be greatly amplified by distance. Am I visiting, calling, doing enough? Sometimes parents can themselves--knowingly... more

How to Communicate With Your Parent's Medical Team

Here's how to get on board with your parents' care team. As her parents' health declined, Lori LaBey found herself increasingly responsible for managing their medical information. She had to keep track of doctors' appointments, manage medications and be on the lookout for changes in their health. All the... more

The Sandwich Generation Solution: Day Care for Kids and Seniors

Finding day care for children and parents under one roof. It's 6 am. The alarm goes off, and you're busy getting yourself, your 2-year-old child and your 70-year-old mother ready for the day. After a hectic breakfast, a scramble to get all of you dressed and equipped, you... more

Top 11 Caregiver Duties to Know

Creating a care plan, managing medications and assisting with meals are just a few of the typical caregiver duties and responsibilities. Caregiver duties are wide-ranging. One moment a caregiver may be shopping for meals or cleaning the carpet and the next they could be discussing medication dosage with the pharmacist... more