May is American Stroke Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke. And every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. If your senior parent has ever experienced a stroke before, you know that it can turn their life and yours upside down. In fact, more than half of survivors 65 and older have reduced mobility.
When you're moving a parent to assisted living, the hundreds of "make your move easier" lists on the internet fall a little short. Every move signifies an ending and beginning. When your mom or dad moves from their home to assisted living, this is even more so.
These tips are meant to help your parent's move go more smoothly – for them and you.
When you married your spouse, you took a vow to be there for each other “for better or worse.”
Over the years you’ve learned how to adapt to any number of changes – raising children, an empty nest, illnesses, deaths and more. Now it’s caregiving. It can be heartbreaking, hard and scary.
The following tips will help you care for your spouse and not at the expense of your marriage.
Helping a parent downsize can be a rewarding experience. It’s also a lot of work – both physically and emotionally. While you might be tempted to just “get it done”, here are six things to avoid.