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Your Aging Parent

By | 2019-11-25T21:17:57+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Categories: Elder Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The cycle of life. We come into this world and are (hopefully) nurtured by our parent(s). We are loved, clothed, fed, and then sent off to make our own way in the world. Season after season goes by, then the table begins to turn. Those who loved and nurtured us for the first part of our lives begin to need our help to care for them. So, what does that look like? It can be very different for every family depending on whether you are an only child or have siblings to help with the change that has come along [...]

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Blue Bottle Program

By | 2017-12-19T19:12:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

You may not have heard of the Blue Bottle Program but, imagine for a moment if you will, your elderly mom has been prescribed a new medication. Mom is pretty much on the ball most of the time, however, she can sometimes be forgetful. When you took her to her appointment her regular doctor was not available and the doctor filling in prescribed her a new medication. You then took her to have the prescription filled at the local pharmacy. The pharmacist was careful to explain the instructions to your mom, and you also reviewed them with her when you [...]

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Caring for Our Elderly Parent(s)

By | 2017-11-23T18:58:58+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Elder Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

The question was raised recently, “how do I, as a daughter, get my elderly father to take an active roll in taking care of himself? Now that my mom is gone, he looks to me to solve all the problems she used to. When I visit I trim his eyebrows for him, take him to get his hair cut, clean his house, wash his clothes, remind him to change his clothes, wash his face, and have a shower. It’s been two years since my mother died, and I see no improvement. What can I do to get him to take [...]

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