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July “Senior Sense” Caregiving from a Distance: Learning to Make the Best of It

In the middle of the night, I hear my iPhone ring. With a groan I look over, half-expecting it to be a prank call. Instead, I see “Mom” on my Caller-Id. I answer without hesitation. Before I even say hello, my mom says, “I am having heart palpitations and my... more


How an Elder Care Attorney Can Prepare Families for the Future

Get advice on managing Medicare benefits, estate planning and end-of-life plans. You watch as your father struggles with his memory and worry about how he is managing his finances and health. When you push to discuss these issues, he says he's fine and dismisses your concern. You know he’s not... more


Caregiver Burnout: Identifying the Signs and Tips to Cope

Constant worry, feelings of sadness and a short temper are just a few of the signs that you may be experiencing caregiver burnout. Almost 40 percent of caregivers report feeling highly stressed in their role, according to the 2015 report "Caregiving in the U.S." Helping a loved one conduct... more


Creating a Legacy that Endures: Grandparents Connecting with Grandchildren

"Senior Sense" Newsletter, May Edition “Mom, look at Grandma. She looks so pretty.” My twelve-year-old daughter discovered a picture of my mom in a box filled with stacks of photographs. With her black hair loose, my mom stood next to a light-blue Ford Maverick on a small Texas street... more


How I Balanced Motherhood and Being My Father's Hospice Caregiver

How does a family caregiver maintain sanity in this sandwich-generation role? When I was in my 30s, I faced the grueling task of simultaneously caring for my ill father and my 3-year-old daughter. During my father’s home hospice stay, I took it upon myself to make sure that he took... more