Caregiving Issues Articles
In our work with adult children in and around Fort Collins Colorado, we often hear a lot of the same questions. Many adult children are just beginning to accept that an aging parent needs help. The problem is understanding what kind of support they need and who the best care providers in their local communities are.
My brother and I have just started trying to find senior housing for our 88 year old mother. She lives alone and has had a few bad falls. Her doctor told us we should move her to a nursing home. But a friend mom’s moved to an assisted living community about six months ago. To be honest, her health seems a lot worse than our mother’s health. So we are wondering what the differences are between an assisted living community and a nursing home? I think the assisted living environment looks so much better!
Pam in Greeley, Colorado
Are you a Colorado caregiver? Does your senior loved one become depressed during the holiday season?
Assessing the Health of the Hospice Caregiver:
Keeping the caregiver healthy while a loved one is receiving hospice care is important. But it can be tough to accomplish on both an emotional and a physical level.
My 89 year old parents suffer from multiple health issues. It is a constant worry for me. They insist on staying in their own home instead of moving to senior living or closer to me. They live in Fort Collins, Colorado and I live in Ohio.
Caregivers have a tough job. They juggle their own family’s needs and often a busy career all while caring for an aging loved one. A 2010 Gallup poll found caregivers who work outside the home are more likely to have high blood pressure, recurring neck, back or knee pain. If this sounds familiar, consider making some healthier caregiver resolutions for 2014. Here are a few pointers to help you start the New Year right:
In her work as a Geriatric Care Manager, Kirsten Hartman helps Colorado families in Larimer, Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland weave their way through the senior care and health care maze.
My elderly father lives with a variety of health conditions and has been in and out the hospital the past year. It is tough seeing him go through one painful procedure after another. My sister and I feel as if they have only made him weaker and decreased the quality of his life. How do we know when it might be time for hospice?
MaryBeth in Fort Collins, CO
Family caregivers of veterans in Colorado may be surprised to discover how many resources
Colorado caregivers who work outside the home juggle multiple responsibilities.
Caregiving Tips gives insight to common issues that caregivers are faced with. Each article offers advice and tips to handle the many challenges of caregiving.
The articles in our Memory & Dementia section focus on the challenges of caring for a family member/loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia and memory loss.
Each article offers advice and tips to handle the challenges of dealing with an aging parent or loved one who may be nearing their end of life.
Did You Know? provides helpful articles related to a variety of topics and news/events that concern both the aging parent and their loved ones or caregiver.