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Adult Children and Parents

Adult Children and Elderly Parents I learn something new every day when interacting with seniors and their families.  The dynamics of the family are so intertwined and woven tightly, often where it is difficult, as a third party to come into a family when asked to provide support and help. I sympathize with the children who […]

7 Ideas to Help Your Elderly Parents Transition into Fall

Transition to Fall Visitors are heading home, and it brings me to a topic that is near and dear to me.  Your elderly parents have enjoyed all the comings and goings of visiting relatives and boisterous children and people they only get to see once in a while. Summer has been a nice laid back […]

The Face of My Grief

The Face of My Grief I have finally had to face the brutal reality of the amount of grief I was feeling.  On May 13,2017 my mother passed away, I hit a wall. My body was giving me warning signs, and it was trying to tell me that I needed care, but I was trying […]

Who Will Be Caregiver?

Do you know who is taking care of your Mom and Dad? When we realize our parents need more care than we are able to give, this can lead to un-wanted stress. Questions arise like “How can I get my parents more help?” and “Who can I find to help me?” It can be overwhelming […]

Safety in Networks

At-home companion services run hand-in-hand with innovative accessibility solutions, which are aimed to provide a comprehensive care model. Daughter for a Day provides companion care services that are geared towards seniors aging-at-home who may lack a direct support person or network. But beyond just providing a smiling, happy face, companion care services provide an integral […]

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Holiday Vacations

The holidays are a time for family gathering, festivity and fun. This time of year is also ideal for vacations: kids are out of school, we have time off of work and warmer climates beckon us away from winter. If you are thinking of taking some vacation time over the holidays, here are some ways […]

Future Care Giving Plans – Opening the Conversation

There is an aging issue we have all heard about; baby boomers have now reached 65 and are ready to retire. We also keep hearing that seniors are happier living in their own homes, the homes they raised their families in and now their grandchildren. Most of these seniors want to stay in their own […]

Daughters and Sons and Seniors

Daughters are daughters all of your life , a son is a son until he takes a wife  ( unknown) I often thought about this saying and its not always the way it is, sons do take care of their moms, I have seen it in my line of work. I do think that sons […]

Loneliness and Vulnerability in Seniors

Loneliness and Vulnerability I think a lot about the seniors I interact with and as I visit with them following up on their home companion care, I am often touched by the fact that they are lonely, their friends are passing, their families are busy, they live long distances away, so there is a sense […]

Seniors Falling While Bathing!

Recently our mom who is 86 years fell while bathing. She has never had this happen before but this particular time as she prepared her bath perhaps her mind was somewhere else or for a simple second she lost concentration. She is okay but I think something has now changed. She used a bath chair […]