5 Tips On How to Deal With A Parent With Dementia or Alzheimer’s

You saw the signs, or maybe you didn’t, but either way, it’s here. You don’t realize that it’s one of your biggest fears until it happens: they’re no longer themselves, or worse, they can’t remember who you are. But, all is not lost. Here are 5 tips on how to deal with a parent who [...]

When Is It Time to Consider a Nursing Home?

The dreaded day has finally arrived. You were distracted by simultaneously finishing up a late work project, trying to cook dinner, and pick out your dad’s clothes, when suddenly you notice the front door is ajar and your dad is nowhere to be found. Panic sets in, and your immediately begin frantically searching for your [...]

4 Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents

If you suddenly find yourself caring for a disabled parent, you’re in good company. Currently, there are more than 60 million families taking care of an aging or disabled parent. Though the development of and circulation of useful technology has somewhat eased the physical and emotional stress often associated with taking care of an elderly [...]

Caregiving 101: Recognizing and Avoiding Caregiving Burnout

Taking care of your loved ones can be a rewarding experience. However, there’s no doubt about it-- the constant demands of caregiving can be overwhelming. The stress associated with caregiving significantly increases when there’s little to no chance that your family member will recover from their disability. And if left unchecked, that stress can eventually [...]

By | 2017-02-13T17:42:32+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Caregiver Tips|0 Comments

“Splish, splash I was takin’ a bath”

The old Bobby Darin hit “Splish, Splash” made a bathroom sound fun. There was a-splishin' and a-splashin' Reelin' with the feelin' Movin' and a-groovin' Rockin' and a-rollin', yeah, yeah For many of us, the “movin’ and a-groovin’” is a little more dangerous the older we get and we hope “a-splishin’ and a-splashin’” isn’t from a [...]

By | 2017-02-13T17:42:33+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Caregiver Tips, Disability, DisAbility Solutions, Tips|0 Comments

Let’s be careful out there…

It's winter, if you live in our area and haven't seen some snow and ice yet, you will soon. We've talked about how best to melt snow and ice on your ramp here, but what about after you are off your ramp? Here are some handy tips to reduce the risk of falling and getting [...]

By | 2017-02-13T17:42:33+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Caregiver Tips, Disability, Uncategorized|0 Comments