The list of topics and issues caregivers face is seemingly endless. As a professional, you want to be able to provide research-based answers and information that can be used to aid caregivers as they strive to provide the best care for their aging loved one. Utilize the information in these sections to educate yourself, and share the resources with others who might find them beneficial.
Does your job as a senior care professional sometimes seem like that of a referee? If you feel that you're always trying to resolve a family dispute, you're not alone. This guide is designed to help adult siblings and their aging parents deal with those sensitive situations that arise among brothers and sisters as their parents age and need assistance.
What’s the secret to keeping older adults from whiling away their days in a rocker? That’s the million dollar question for any senior care professional who has encouraged, cajoled and begged a senior to keep moving.
Senior care professionals are often caught in the middle when families can't agree. That's where the 70/40 Rule® programs and emotional support services can help. This program is offered to develop open discussions between families when it comes to providing care to parents and other various senior needs. Older adults and their families often look to professionals like you for practical resources and tips to help them bridge the communication gap.
As a senior care professional you've been there before, maybe a hundred times. Sitting across from you: that older adult who's taking so many medications she can't remember them all. Perhaps she can't recall all the names of her various doctors. Maybe he doesn't know whether he has a living will or where it is. You call that senior's primary contact – the adult son or daughter. Chances are, they don't have a clue.