Caregiver's Corner

Caregiver's Corner: Understanding Options to Maintain Independence


One of the greatest fears people have as they age is the loss of independence. In fact, many people assume that eventually their independence will be lost and they will end up in long term care. Unfortunately, as a result, many people do not seek help until they are in a crisis. This does not have to happen. Needing assistance does not mean losing independence. There are a number of resources and services available to help older adults age in place.

Enhancing the Lives of Seniors and Caregivers Through Technology


Caregiving and Dementia


Quality of Life is a term often used to describe a life that is worth living. How do you give your loved one the best possible life living with dementia?

Elder Law: 101


Estate planning is not something that most people want to think about, and we often excuse ourselves from it based on time or expense. Basic estate planning is something every adult should have in place.

Sleep, As We Get Older


It seems that as people get older not only do they need as much sleep as they did when they were younger, but they also may need somewhat more.

Unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease: Tap into the key things caregivers must know


Not all memory-related issues are due to Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is, however, the most common cause of dementia and accounts for about 70 percent of all dementia.

Long-term Care Options


Long-term care may be an option for individuals when they begin to need more help on a daily basis due to a disability or chronic illness. Before pursuing “long-term care,” it is important for individuals to have an understanding of the different kinds of care offered so they can be prepared in planning for next situation ahead of them.

Understanding Options to Maintain Independence


Many people might think about getting older and what the future might hold for them, and there are different perspectives on how to view this topic. One common theme is that individuals would like to remain as independent as possible...

Personal Health Advocacy: How to tell your health care team what matters most to you!


A key part of every health care encounter is letting your health care team know what matters most to you. For most of us, our best advocate will be ourselves or someone who knows us very well.

New Year's Resolutions to Build Your Resiliency


As the New Year approaches, consider making a resolution to increase your ability to handle life’s challenges more effectively. Enhancing these skills will help you feel more self-confident and be more competent when life is hard.

Caregiver's Corner: 8 Mindfulness Tips during the Holidays


The holiday season can be a stressful time—whether you are dealing with family or mingling at work holiday parties. Try these mindfulness strategies to reduce stress and bring a calm and attentive approach to your holiday this year.

Caregiver's Corner: Living Self-Care


Does a guilty or shameful feeling ever bubble up inside you at the words ‘self-care?’ I often ask my clients about their relationship with self-care. What usually follows is a glassed-over look as the quiet word ‘nothing’ whispers from their lips. Guilt and shame are stuck all over ‘self-care.’ I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be so. You do not have to feel guilty or shameful any longer.

Caregiver's Corner: Long Term Care Options


Exploring different long-term care options available in our community