Posts Tagged ‘ caregiving at home ’

SENIORS ADJUST LIFESTYLES

Mar 15th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With physical and mental shifts in life conditions, adjusting lifestyles of everyone involved becomes necessary. When those conditions affect mobility, memory, capacity for doing ordinary tasks household activities become more likely to require adjustment. For some those adjustments require challenge and frustration. For others, it is more a matter of altering the routine of day to day living.

My wife and I, co-editors for SeniorCitizenJournal.com, are living in a new environment. Six months ago, we downsized and moved, bringing my 93 year old mother out of nursing home care (six years) and into our home. We knew our routines and lives would change. We did not anticipate all the specifics; no one can. She was accepted into Hospice within a month of our move and she continues to be cared for by that extraordinary organization. This blog post identifies some of the changes we recognize in our lives over these past six months.



CAREGIVING FOR ELDERLY LOVED ONES AT HOME

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

National Family and Caregiver Month It’s National Family and Caregiver month.  Over 65 million people in the United States provide care for elderly or chronically ill loved ones. Most, but certainly not all, are women.// This Senior Editor is having her first full-fledged experience as a caregiver.  We chose to bring my mother-in-law with us [...]