Nurses' Articles

Travelling Abroad with Elderly Parents

Travelling Abroad with Elderly Parents

If you are a family caregiver and just can't seem to get away for that solo vacation, don't hesitate to take your parent with you! Waiting for your siblings to pitch in with Dad's care so you can finally get some stamps in your passport? Ready for Dad to give


Six Things We Wish Dad Would Have Known About Reverse Mortgages

Six Things We Wish Dad Would Have Known About Reverse Mortgages

Six months: that's the amount of time the bank told us we had to sort out Dad's repayment of his reverse mortgage loan. Six months is what we were given to grieve, then come to terms with all the financial aspects left in limbo with his death. There are four


Finding and Pursuing Free Respite Care

Finding and Pursuing Free Respite Care

Persistence and ingenuity will pay off when it comes to finding free respite. Perseverance will be rewarded by getting some well-deserved relief from your arduous caregiving duties. It's no joke that many family caregivers develop serious health issues such as


How to Find Low Cost, Affordable Respite Care

How to Find Low Cost, Affordable Respite Care

When you have exhausted the search for free respite programs then the next sensible approach is to find low cost, affordable respite care. When contacting in-home care agencies to compare pricing and negotiate better rates, be savvy and vigilant. Being


Seniors Volunteering to Help Fellow Seniors

Seniors Volunteering to Help Fellow Seniors

Senior volunteers express a multitude of well-founded reasons for their involvement in community outreach and support programs for the aging population. Many of the usual reasons for volunteering that we are accustomed to hearing apply such as: it can be very