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Extreme Caregiving 4: The furnace isn't working, the baby is tired.

“Gretchen?” comes Mama’s hesitant voice over my cell phone. You called my phone, who else would it be? I’m borderline irritable after getting up before 5 and still not getting to Seattle until 8:20 after three hours in drizzle and interstate traffic; and a baby who took 30 minutes of his usual 90 minute morning nap. 491 more words

Caring For A Parent

Aging in Place for Older Adults: Making the Desire Reality

InnovAge President and CEO Maureen Hewitt explores the important topic of Aging in Place in a new article:

“We know,” she writes, “being a full-time or part-time caregiver is an extremely stressful and complicated job that is primarily undertaken by women. 130 more words


POLST, Do You Need One?

Hopefully you and the loved one you care for already have an Advance Health Care Directive and/or Medical Power of Attorney in place.  One or both of these documents are important for any adult to have in place.   275 more words

Caring For Aging Parents

A Special Place in Heaven: Shopping with Mama

I am a rare woman: I hate to shop. I have never liked to shop. I was blessed with a daughter who also hates to shop. 975 more words

Caring For A Parent

9 Things Your Designer will Consider that You’ll Never See

If you are like most families planning a kitchen remodel, your dreams are probably are focused on ideas about countertop material, tile selections and new appliance choices. 403 more words


Hearing Loss: How Does It Affect The Patient?

On Friday, October 17th, Michael Combs of Hearing Healthcare of Virginia will be introducing a new Wellness Program in his presentation entitled, Hearing Loss: How Does It Affect The Patient? 217 more words

Aging In Place

Resistance to In-Home Care

If you’re caring for an aging parent or beloved senior, a time may come when you realistically decide that additional help from an agency is needed. 483 more words

Senior Care