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Managing the Personal Details for Exceptional Care
Deciding Where Dad Should Live After Mom Has Passed
When caring for an aging parent, it can be difficult to manage on your own. Even more so when you’re trying to care for a parent who lives away from you. Having the support of a trusted geriatric care manager, who can assess your elderly parent’s needs, coordinate their medical and personal care across different settings, assist with making short- and long-term care decisions, and recommend legal and financial planning strategies can help you and your loved ones feel at ease, no matter the circumstances.
When the Caregiver Needs Care
Caregivers assist a person who has either long- or short-term limitations due to aging, illness, injury or disability. Many caregivers are close family members providing care to elderly family members at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. Lack of time for self-care, emotional and physical stress, sleep deprivation, depression, and isolation are just some of the challenges a caregiver may face.
Lessons We Can Learn from Plants
For many of us, Spring is a time for growth. As the days grow longer, the weather warms and plants and animals are returning from their winter dormancy. With these changes, you may be feeling motivated to make transitions as well. This year consider taking guidance from nature. Every plant has their own requirements to grow, and so do we!
Self-Care for Seniors
Many seniors have dedicated their life to the care of others. After years of putting the needs of others first, taking care of themselves first can feel wrong; however, self-care is essential for all aspects of life, including mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
Staying Connected in a Socially Distant World
The restrictions caused by COVID-19 have also had a silver lining: many seniors and their families became more comfortable and skilled using telehealth, making video calls, and taking advantage of today’s technology. Learn more about how today’s seniors are embracing technology to stay connected.
Reducing Senior Stress During the Holidays
The holidays can be both really enjoyable and a source of great stress, especially for caregivers and their seniors. Something fun and festive could be overwhelming or unsafe for aging loved ones. Here are some ways to reduce both caregiver and senior stress this season to make the holidays as enjoyable as possible.
Choosing Your Words About Aging Carefully
Navigating programs and resources within the elder care system is not always easy, especially when stereotypes, assumptions, and even the language we use about older adults and aging can fuel misunderstandings and conflicts between seniors and their family members. Learn the best way to approach these important discussions and what it really means to “look your age.”
When it Comes to Aging, Don’t Get Spooked!
It might sound funny, but Halloween and aging have things in common. You go through so many changes it can sometimes feel like you’re wearing a mask of your old self, and it’s easy to be scared of the unknown. But just like there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of ways to go about aging. Learn how in this month’s post!
Help Your Senior with Compassionate Care Visits
Compassionate care visits are unique opportunities for visitors to provide comfort, support, and/or assistance during this pandemic to seniors whose well-being is suffering or at risk, or who is dying. Find out if your senior qualifies for these visits and how Long Term Liaisons can help facilitate them.
An Aging Life Care Manager’s COVID-19 Reflections: Part 2
Lori Beth, an Aging Life Care Manager at Long Term Liaisons, continues to reflect on the past few months of this COVID-19 pandemic, sharing the value of good partnerships and trusted relationships during a pandemic.