• Handling Caregiver Guilt In A Healthy Way
Source: WNYAHSA and WNYSeniorCare.org
Abstract: Whether it’s the guilt over transitioning Mom or Dad out of the home to assisted living or the nursing home, or taking away the car, you know you’ve been christened a caregiver when you come down with the sudden case of the "guilts." This article covers ways to help you cope with the guilt associated with caregiving.
•Making the Transition to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living
Source: LeadingAge WNY and WNYSeniorCare.org
Abstract: Moving a loved one to an assisted living facility or nursing home can be one of the most difficult decisions a family member will make. Not only is this a challenging time for family, but it is very common during this stage for the individual to experience feelings of loss or grief. This article covers ways to ease the transition of a loved one from independent living to assisted living.
Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Aging
Source: ElderCare Online
Abstract: Communication involves not only
knowing what to say, but how to choose your words effectively.
This article covers some basic “do’s and don’ts”
of communicating with elderly parents, and includes a sample
conversation using the techniques in the article.
to Plan Your Elderly Parents’ Estate
Abstract: eHow is known as a user-friendly
web site that gives step-by-step instructions for common
life situations. This article provides resources, techniques,
and suggestions of what to expect when planning for an elderly
• House Safety for Senior Citizens: 10 Tips
Source: Associated Content
Abstract: This article focuses on tips for adult children who are caring for elder parents.
to Help the Older Driver (PDF)
Source: The American Medical Association
Abstract: Easy-to-read bullet format includes
signs that can help determine if your loved one is still
a safe driver, steps to take if his or her driving is a
concern, how to help when a loved one retires from driving,
and additional resources.
Safety Tips for Senior Citizens, Caregivers in Managing
Abstract: How to avoid dangerous drug-related
errors by learning proper storage techniques and the importance
of developing a relationship with your pharmacy and physician.