Category: Caregiver Resources

Traveling with Mom this Summer: Things to Consider

Dear Teri: My husband and I decided to include his 85-year old mother on our summer vacation this year. While our plans are still in the works, we expect to be staying at a national park for five or six nights. We haven’t tried this before so we are hoping for a little advice on… Read more »

Living Wills and Power of Attorney for Healthcare

Dear Steve: My husband and I are beginning to explore what types of legal and financial documents we need to have in place in the event of an emergency. While we’ve indicated to one another what our wishes are, we both know it’s important to put them in writing. I’m not quite sure what these… Read more »

Ask the Expert: How Do I Keep My Senior Loved One Safe Online?

Dear Jana: My husband and I recently bought my mom an iPad. Our children helped her set up an account on Facebook and showed her how to search for people she knows. We all thought it would be a great way for her to find old friends and to stay in touch with family. She’s… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Applying for Medicaid for a Central Ohio Senior

Dear Tracy: We know that the world of Medicaid can be very confusing, so we figured we should be asking questions about the things that aren’t clear. Our question is simple: what IS Medicaid, and why should our parents apply for it? Also, what tips do you have? Thank you so much! -The Everett Family… Read more »

4 Tips to Travel Well with Your Senior Parents

Now that summer has arrived in central Ohio, many families are busy planning for a vacation. If your summer travel plans will include an older loved one, taking a few extra precautions can make the trip more enjoyable for everyone. Traveling Well with Your Senior Parents Plan Your Itinerary Carefully: When you are traveling with… Read more »

Addressing the Concerns Seniors Have About Moving

If you or an older adult you love will be transitioning to a senior living community this spring, you may be more than a little fearful about it. Giving up a house you have lived in for many years is never easy. It can be especially difficult if it is the home where you raised… Read more »

Recognizing the Early Signs of Hoarding in a Senior Loved One

The current generation of seniors typically didn’t move much. Many have lived in their same home for many decades. After you have lived in a home for a number of years, it is easy to find you have accumulated a lot of extra belongings. It may lead adult children to have a difficult time assessing… Read more »

Talking with a Senior Loved One About Finances

Adult children often struggle to begin a conversation about finances with an aging loved one. For many families, financial matters were never discussed in front of “the children.” As a senior loved one gets older or begins to experience health problems, however, these conversations become increasingly more important. In the event of a crisis, would… Read more »

12 Top Tips for Beating the Caregiver Blues this Winter

It’s that time of year again. The fun and festive holiday season is over. The grey days of winter have settled in. Snow and ice seem to be the primary topic of conversation among many central Ohio caregivers and seniors. If spring seems far off and you find yourself feeling a little blue, you aren’t… Read more »