Another Option For Veterans – State Run Veterans Homes

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

It is never easy to face having to place your loved one in an assisted living facility. Besides the emotional strain of convincing your parent and yourself that it’s the right thing to do, there is also the stress of finding a good home that can take care of your elder’s needs. A resource that is often overlooked for veterans are state run veterans homes. « Read the rest of this entry »

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Be Prepared: Advance Directives

January 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Many times my blog talks about end-of-life scenarios, and I try to give advice to readers on how to cope with an elderly parent and the care issues that may accompany. While it is important to make sure your aging relative has their affairs in order, it is also good advice for any adult. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Dangers of Prescription Drugs

January 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

In recent years the number of deaths attributed to prescription drugs has outnumbered deaths caused by cocaine and heroine combined. While many of these fatalities are due to heavy duty painkillers, it is still a very real reminder of how dangerous prescription drugs can be if not used correctly. « Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Afraid To Tell Your Boss You’re A Caregiver?

January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

For many working people, the struggle between their jobs and elder care is becoming business as usual. The fear of job security, especially in today’s economy, can add even more stress to a caregiver’s already demanding life. Compound that with the worry of attracting ridicule from coworkers and the situation is bound to have some damaging effect on a worker’s performance and self esteem. « Read the rest of this entry »

Why This Discussion With Your Parents Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

January 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

With the new year upon us, it’s time to compile your list of resolutions and hopefully keep one or two of them. This year one resolution that will be important to keep is sitting down with your elder parents to financially plan for their long term care. « Read the rest of this entry »

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