Tagged senior

A Few Words About Assisted Living

This is my personal experience, but one that I hear from others is sadly all too common. Choose assisted living, particularly memory care, very carefully.  If your parent is healthy and thriving and just needs help with housework or managing medications, assisted living may be appropriate.  ADLs  (activities of daily living , and IADLs, Instrumental acitivites…

The Buttery

I took my Mom out for lunch today. I watched her marvel at the hub bub and pace at The Buttery and I can’t help but reflect on the world now and the world she grew up in. She once rode 2 miles to town on a cardboard box, like a skim board being pulled…

The Crucible

The Crucible As the number of people caring for an older adult rapidly increases, the conversation is, at last, bubbling to the surface. Questions of deep emotion are being asked. Because the pioneers who have been caring for a family member or PIN, (person in need), are no longer laboring in silence. They want to…