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Care Coordination

by Senior Care Society on 05/22/2012 - 10:15 pm
Tag: Caregiver Advice

It takes a village to raise a child: we’ve heard it said often and the same is true in caring for an elder.
 
You need a team of volunteers (friends and family members) to take your loved one to the doctor when you have a scheduling conflict, to cook meals for you once a week so you can take a break, to sit and talk with your loved one when he is lonely for company other than you.
 
You need a network of support to carry you on the days that you can’t get out of bed, the days when your loved one does not want you or anyone else near them, the days when your emotions are running high but your patience is running low.
 
You need help. Caregiving is a 24-hours a ...

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Tips for Approaching Difficult Conver...

by Senior Care Society on 05/02/2012 - 06:42 pm
Tag: Caregiver Advice

Maybe you’ve been there as a parent: that moment when you realize you must have a very difficult conversation with your child. If you don’t have children, at some point you’ve likely had  to approach dear friends or other family members about a sensitive issue.
 
Caregivers of aging parents will find themselves in this position too, and probably more than once during their caregiving experience. But when it’s the adult children who need to talk to their parents about a touchy topic, the rules are different. The approach should be too.
 
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