Family Caregiving Articles
One of the most difficult and sensitive topics to broach with a parent is the notion of getting help for them in their home. You’ve heard all the objections:
– I don’t want strangers in my house!
– what will I get her to do and what will it cost?
– I can do all this myself, it just takes me a little longer
‘The Talk’ invokes discussion, arguments, tears, laughter and every other emotion, all of which are perfectly natural. While it’s one of the most important talks in a person’s life, there’s no need to dread it if you keep these tips in mind.
With so many home care providers out there, I’m overwhelmed. What criteria should I use to find the best care provider for my mum? New caregiving agencies seem to emerge constantly. It’s essential that you feel comfortable with a caregiver’s ability, reputation and affordability.
It’s no secret that we’re in an age of remarkable technological capabilities. It seems that anything is possible and that there is an electronic gadget for everything.
How do you know you’re ready to move onto the next chapter of your life and downsize?
Today’s typical Canadian baby-boomers, those born between 1947 and 1966 are on the move, looking to reduce costs and free up money tied up in their home for retirement and travel. Often, the family home seems too big now that their children have moved and they are ready to enjoy carefree living with fewer responsibilities (no more snow shoveling).
The trick to making your move carefree is to do a little upfront preparation.