Adjusting to a New Family Role

This is a sponsored post by AARP. I am the caregiver of my elderly mother, the mother of two daughters aged 14 and 26, and am now a soon to be grandmother. Adjusting to a new family role as a grandmother is a delightful and moving experience. Since I learned the news, it’s been one of the main focuses in my life. Because of the big age difference between my daughters, going through very different experiences with them at the same time is the norm. Becoming the caregiver of my aunt (now deceased) and my mom was unexpected. I guess it’s easier to keep your head in the sand than to accept … [Read more...]

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How To Keep Elderly Relatives Safe While You Travel

This is a sponsored post. I need a vacation. As the caregiver of my mother, getting away for at least a few days, helps relieve stress. At the same time, it causes me stress. I worry about my mother’s safety I’m gone.  But, there are ways to be sure that your elderly relatives are safe while you travel. Before I travel, I prepare. My mother’s home is filled with groceries, especially easy to prepare meals. I can’t forget cat food too! I make sure her prescriptions are up to date and either find a ride for her doctors’ appointments or cancel them. The most important of all, I inform … [Read more...]

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