Planning & Prevention Category
Planning and Prevention – Unexpected health events happen with aging parents and adult children are expected to be their caregivers. Who says this is the way it’s supposed to be? Does taking preventative measures related to health and planning for care costs later in life offer the best opportunity to remain independent and self-sufficient? How many of us will plan? How many of us will become an unexpected event and a care responsibility for a family member or loved one?
Articles in The Caregiver Library
Check out articles by Pamela written especially for family caregivers.
How to Take Care of Parents: Closing Skill Gaps Family caregivers ask the question, “how to take care of parents?” Being a family caregiver is like being an innocent victim in a Stephen King horror film. You know something unexpected is about to happen, but you don’t know what it is or ho...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Managing geriatric health and using care management is beneficial to the care of aging parents, spouses, and loved ones. Care managers who specialize in caring for older adults are a specialty in the field of geriatric health. Care management expertise is priceless when the family is not availa...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Part of retirement is the goal of avoiding health declines. It is said that "when you slow down, you die," Avoiding health declines after retirement can be like having another job. The job is to remain physically and mentally active and to remain as independent as possible. Most older adults ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D Wilson CSA, CG, MS, BS/BA Avoiding nursing home placement and remaining in the family home is the desire of many older adults. Many older adults have lived in their homes for 20, 30, or more years and cannot imagine moving. However, many older adults have not planned appropriately,...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Are baby boomers creating the next financial crisis for the healthcare system? Will they live too long and demand too much care? The news during the past decade has illustrated challenges not experienced in years: unemployment, the loss of health care benefits, bank failures, the mortgage cr...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Our feet are two of the most important body parts we have. They carry us wherever we want to go, yet many of us give them the least amount of attention, especially when we become older. Only when feet hurt or prevent us from walking easily do we give them proper attention. As we age our fl...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Most parents don’t want to burden their children when it comes to the provision of care in their later years if they were responsible for the care of their parents. Other parents expect their children to care for them personally and financially. The only way to balance these expectation...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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