Sarah, my elderly client, was sitting peacefully in the living room with me one evening. I was reading to her while dinner baked in the oven. Suddenly, I smelled something burning and quickly got up to check on dinner. The book had been so engrossing that I forgot about the chicken and veggies and they [...]
There are currently over 119,000 people in the United States waiting for transplants, but only about 31,000 transplants are performed each year. The waiting list for organ transplants continues to grow, but the number of donors and transplants is growing at a slower rate, leading to 22 people dying each day while waiting for an [...]
Who hasn’t been stressed at certain points in their lives? Stress is a normal reaction to feeling overwhelmed, overworked or lonely. It’s not the end of the world to feel stressed every once in a while, but chronic stress can have long-term effects. This is especially true of the elderly, for whom stress can have [...]
When you hear that your loved one is suffering from a terminal disease, the first reaction is often shock and disbelief. Then you may feel overwhelmed, sad and helpless. But it’s important to accept the diagnosis and begin to think about practicalities, especially about how you will support your loved one during this difficult time. [...]
Caregiving is one of the most ancient professions (it’s even mentioned in the Bible!) but that’s no reason not to make it more efficient with twenty-first century technology. Check out some of these apps which simplify and organize caregiving.