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Financial Elder Abuse: What You Need To Know

By Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy Elder abuse can include inflicting physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and also financial harm and can cause tremendous harm and trauma for the victim, impacting them for the rest of their life. Here are some signs to help you tell if an elder is being financially abused.

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Homeshare: A Possible Win-Win Living Arrangement

By Susan Williams It seems like a simple enough idea. An older person needs help living alone in their home and has some room to spare. Another person needs somewhere to live and has some time to provide support. Could Homeshare be a win-win living arrangement?

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Who Is Caring For the Caretaker?

By Harry Cline An informal caretaker administers medical assistance to someone else on an unpaid basis – helping another individual, usually a loved one. It’s important to make sure that even as you’re looking after your loved one, you’re also observing the all-important topic of self-care.

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Making the Move: Helping a Elder With a Long Distance Downsize

By Kristen Reed Edens Are you the caregiver or family representative for a parent or other elder? If so, you are likely to help that elder downsize in the future, probably sooner rather than later. If the downsizing involves a long distance move, then the process is more complicated.

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Best Small Space Hacks For Your “Granny Pod”

Best Small Space Hacks For Your “Granny Pod”

Posted in Blog, Caregiving

By Gary Simmons So-called “granny pods” are among the hottest trends in home design from 2017. For those not in the know, a granny pod is a small cottage-style dwelling that is specially designed for the comfort and privacy of older adults. Despite the somewhat silly name, granny pods...

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Virtual Reality Final Wishes Granted

Here’s an inspiring story of how one person’s passion for giving back has some amazing benefits. David Parker, an IT Consultant by day, started an initiative that helps the terminally ill visit places that they have never been before from the hospital rooms that they now reside in. Through...

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